Lookin’ to Get Out (1982)

Lookin' to Get Out (1982)

Taglines: What they’re doing is insane, immoral… and working!

Alex Kovac, playing poker in New York City, drops $10,000 to gamblers Joey and Harry that he can’t pay back. Alex persuades pal Jerry Feldman to hop on a plane to Las Vegas with him and try to win 10 grand to pay off the debt.

Finding out that a similarly named Jerry Feldman is a regular there, Jerry is comped $10,000 by the casino, no questions asked. A room and other perks go along with the comp. A waiter named Smitty, an old acquaintance of Alex’s, is an expert card-counter, so he is staked to a high-limit blackjack game by the guys.

Patti Warner, a former girlfriend of Alex’s, is now the mistress of the casino’s boss. Their mutual attraction returns, but trouble follows after a $500,000 victory at the tables, not only from the casino but from Joey and Harry, who have come to Vegas looking to get their money or get even.

Lookin' to Get Out Movie Poster (1982)

Lookin’ to Get Out (1982)

Directed by: Hal Ashby
Starring: Jon Voight, Ann-Margret, Burt Young, Bert Remsen, Jude Farese, Samantha Harper, Marcheline Bertrand, Clyde Kusatsu
Screenplay by: Al Schwartz, Jon Voight
Production Design by: Robert F. Boyle
Cinematography by: Haskell Wexler
Film Editing by: Walton Dornisch, Éva Gárdos, Janice Hampton
Set Decoration by: George Gaines
Art Direction by: James L. Schoppe
Music by: Miles Goodman, Johnny Mandel
MPAA Rating: R for language and some nudity.
Distributed by: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: October 8, 1982