Martin Steckert
played by Richard Harris
Harris plays an escaped convict who simply wants get back to the lake where he grew up as a boy. Kidnapping a young boy as his hostage to keep the cops away, Harris delivers an impeccable performance and halfway through the movie you can't help but love "Steck" and wish he'd kidnap you! ......................
Martin
played by Justin Henry
Henry does a delightful job playing a ten year old boy who's kidnapped from his school yard and taken hostage by escaped con Martin Steckert. Neglected at home, Martin soon realizes he can "be a kid" in this new situation and do so many of the things he couldn't at home....................................................
Dr. Mennen
played by Lindsay Wagner
Lindsey Wagner plays a serious but compassionate prison physchiatrist who has been analyzing Steckert both before and after his escape, and is made to aid in the capture of him. Torn between her duty as an employee of the state and a friend of Steckert's, the doctor wants him back safe..........................
Lt. Lardner
played by James Coburn
Hollywood vet Coburn does a bang-up job as a hard-assed cop on a mission to put Steckert back behind bars; and doesn't dismiss the option of putting him six feet deep if need be. From shouting out commands over the police radio, to swooping down on Steckert in a helicopter, Lardner means business!
Brewer
played by John Ireland
Ireland plays Steckert's cell-mate, who is released in the beginning of the movie on parole, and accepts Steck's invitation to live at his old house at the lake. You only see Brewer two short times--in the beginning in jail and at the end of the movie at the lake, but both scenes are stellar performances. .....
Karen
played by Karen Black
Karen Black plays Steckert's ex-girlfriend from years ago, who recieves a surprise visit from Steck during his jail break. Steck still has strong feelings for Karen, but unfortunately, the feelings aren't mutual. She lets Steck in but is short with him, not covering up the fact that she's "getting ready for a date." .....

Full Cast and Crew:

Directed by
Alan Gibson

Writing credits (in alphabetical order)

Chris Bryant
Allan Scott

Cast (in credits order)
Richard Harris .... Martin Steckert
Lindsay Wagner .... Dr. Mennen
James Coburn .... Lt. Lardner
Justin Henry .... Martin
Karen Black .... Karen
John Ireland .... Brewer
Saul Rubinek .... Hitchhiker
Dwayne McLean .... Youngman

rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Aarrons .... Malvern Cop
Frank Adamson .... Garby
Philip Akin .... Cop 1
Richard Blackburn .... Marksman
Jeff Braunstein .... Berglas
Martin Buckert .... Young Steckert
George Buza .... Prison Guard 1
J. Winston Carroll .... Train Driver
Eugene Clark .... Hydro Repairman
Bob Collins .... Truck Driver
Richard Donat .... Senior Policeman
Eric Fink .... Walter
Pat Hamilton .... Malvern Wife
John Lefebvre .... Prison Guard 2
Cathy McClenahan .... Police Radio Operator
Robin McCullough .... Prison Van Guard
Michael Millar .... Cop 2
Wesley Murphy .... Donovan
Dini Petty .... Newscaster
Simon Reynolds .... Jim
Ralph Small .... Mike
Jaclyn Stevens .... Karen's Daughter
Hugh Webster .... Gas Station Attendant
Roberta Weiss .... Teenage Girl
Bob Windsor .... Train Engineer

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