Lookin' to Get Out

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Jon Voight (who co-wrote the screenplay) and Burt Young star in Hal Ashby's comedy as a pair of hapless New Yorkers who go to Las Vegas. There, they hatch a plot with ex-hooker Ann-Margret to beat the house at the MGM Grand.

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Jon Voight
as Alex Kovac
Burt Young
as Jerry Feldman
as Patti Warner
Richard Bradford
as Bernie Gold
Fox Harris
as Harvey
Marcheline Bertrand
as Girl in jeep
Roger Rook
as Poker Player
Howard Gray
as Poker Player
Bill Borsella
as Poker Player
Henry Robinson
as Poker Player
Ruth Manning
as Shannon
Don Lake
as Alfred
Barbara Joyce Furman
as Desk Assistant
Wiley Harker
as Dr. Green
Mary Healy
as Tourist
Kris Kremo
as Juggler
Patrick O'Neill
as Bartender
Frank Bella
as Maitre d'
Robert S. Aumen
as Gate Guard
Dick Padgette
as Gate Guard
Tony Hawkins
as Bernie's Assistant
Lee Nickerson
as Executive
Tony Hawkson
as Executive
Michael Deluna
as Taxi Driver
Gloria Manos
as Cashier
Pam Parmelli
as Cashier
Effie Karath
as Woman at Bar
Cis Rundle
as Waitress
Peter Kulas
as Bartender
Bob Buckingham
as Casino Manager
James DeCloss
as Assistant
Ken Cohen
as Pit Boss
Don Caldwell
as Croupier
Ron Skurow
as Blackjack Dealer
Steve Vincent
as Casino Manager
Danny Tucker
as One-Eyed Waiter
David Welch
as Paramedic with Glasses
Terry Louise Fisher
as Paramedic without Glasses
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Critic Reviews for Lookin' to Get Out

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (3) | Rotten (9)

  • The picture is a sloppy mess that stumbles toward oblivion like a drunk on a losing streak.

    Oct 31, 2007 | Full Review…
  • An ill- conceived vehicle for actor (and co-writer) Jon Voight to showcase his character comedy talents in a loose, semi-improvised environment.

    Oct 31, 2007 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • About the only thing to be said on the film's behalf is that it does have the courage of its own mistakes. Lookin' to Get Out stays on the same wrong track from beginning to end.

    Aug 30, 2004 | Rating: 1.5/5
  • Now here is a curious case, a movie in which good performances are sabotaged at every turn by a story that not even the people in the movie should be able to believe.

    Oct 8, 1982 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • Ashby's instincts are so off throughout Lookin' To Get Out that he only accentuates his major weaknesses as a filmmaker - plot twists, slapstick, chase sequences and lots of screaming that eschews any character development or scenes of insight.

    Jun 13, 2012 | Full Review…
  • Moronic comedy that's pleasant enough until it runs out of steam in the third act.

    Sep 12, 2011 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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