Lookin' to Get Out (1982)




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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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as Patti Warner
Mary Healy
as Tourist
Jon Voight
as Alex Kovac
Richard Bradford
as Bernie Gold
Burt Young
as Jerry Feldman
Bert Remsen
as Smitty
David Welch
as Paramedic with Glasses
Fox Harris
as Harvey
Ruth Manning
as Shannon
Jude Farese
as Harry
Don Lake
as Alfred
Steve Vincent
as Casino Manager
Danny Tucker
as One-Eyed Waiter
Joseph Miller
as Cashier
Wiley Harker
as Dr. Green
Don Caldwell
as Croupier
Patrick O'Neill
as Bartender
Ken Cohen
as Pit Boss
Terry Louise Fisher
as Paramedic without Glasses
Roger Rook
as Poker Player
Sig Frohlich
as Dealer
James DeCloss
as Assistant
Michael Deluna
as Taxi Driver
Cis Rundle
as Waitress
Marcheline Bertrand
as Girl in jeep
Gloria Manos
as Cashier
Howard Gray
as Poker Player
Bill Borsella
as Poker Player
Frank Bella
as Maitre d'
Bob Buckingham
as Casino Manager
Henry Robinson
as Poker Player
Barbara Joyce Furman
as Desk Assistant
Barry Gootkind
as Floorman
Kris Kremo
as Juggler
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 D. Misuraca
as Taxi Driver
Pam Parmelli
as Cashier
Martha Sheehan
as Cashier
John Ortstadt
as Cashier
Effie Karath
as Woman at Bar
Peter Kulas
as Bartender
Ron Skurow
as Blackjack Dealer
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Critic Reviews for Lookin' to Get Out

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

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

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

An ill- conceived vehicle for actor (and co-writer) Jon Voight to showcase his character comedy talents in a loose, semi-improvised environment.

Full Review… | October 31, 2007
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.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

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.

Full Review… | June 13, 2012

Moronic comedy that's pleasant enough until it runs out of steam in the third act.

Full Review… | September 12, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

While I understand and somewhat respect the apparent improv style for this movie, it did tend to lend itself to redundant and useless dialogue.

Full Review… | September 20, 2010
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Lookin' to Get Out

This one is BAD. It's very slow paced The most memorable thing is that you get to see Angelina Jolie in her first acting role at the age of 7. I did like the the last 20 minutes, but the rest of the movie sucks.

Jonathan Daege
Jonathan Daege

The movie begins with what might be the worst opening credits I have ever seen. I mean they are absolutely hideous. The film is too long for such a simple plot, the ending is easily predictable, and all of the bit parts are total amateur. Jon Voight ventures from the norm to play an over the top kooky degenerate gambler who gets into a world of trouble. He is actually pretty entertaining, as his character is affable and laughing all the time. I rate this movie 48/100 Review # 8

Ryan Robins
Ryan Robins

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