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Martin's Day (1985)

PG
98 min | Drama

Threatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a twelve-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too, a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom life has given only dismal loneliness and ...See moreThreatened with recapture after a prison escape, Martin Stechert grabs a twelve-year-old as hostage. He proves to be named Martin, too, a quiet "good little boy" always obeying the rules, whom life has given only dismal loneliness and frustration in return. Soon he begins to admire "Stech" for his cheeky pranks against society and his desperate mission to make dreams come true. In a climactic moment, he chooses to stay with the man even though he could run away. Via hijacks and hijinx, they flee to the idyllic peace of the older Martin's childhood home, a cabin on a lake. But the police are close behind, impatient and trigger-happy. Written by Paul Emmons See less
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Deirdre Bowen (as Deidre Bowen)
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Feb 22, 1985 (United States)

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34 cast members
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Richard Harris
Martin Steckert Martin Steckert   See fewer
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Lindsay Wagner
Dr. Mennen Dr. Mennen   See fewer
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James Coburn
Lt. Lardner Lt. Lardner   See fewer
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Justin Henry
Martin Martin   See fewer
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John Ireland
Brewer Brewer   See fewer
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Saul Rubinek
Hitchhiker Hitchhiker   See fewer
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R.H. Thomson
Paul Mennen (as R.H. Thompson) Paul Mennen (as R.H. Thompson)   See fewer
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Dwayne McLean
Youngman Youngman   See fewer
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Hugh Webster
Gas Station Attendant Gas Station Attendant   See fewer
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J. Winston Carroll
Train Driver (as J.W. Carroll) Train Driver (as J.W. Carroll)   See fewer
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Bob Windsor
Train Engineer Train Engineer   See fewer
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Jeff Braunstein
Berglas Berglas   See fewer
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Dini Petty
Newscaster Newscaster   See fewer
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Martin Buchert
Young Steckert Young Steckert   See fewer
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Bob Aarrons
Malvern Cop Malvern Cop   See fewer
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Bob Collins
Truck Driver Truck Driver   See fewer
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Roberta Weiss
Teenage Girl Teenage Girl   See fewer
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Robin McCullough
Prison Van Guard Prison Van Guard   See fewer
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Wesley Murphy
Donovan Donovan   See fewer
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Richard Blackburn
Marksman Marksman   See fewer
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Richard Donat
Senior Policeman Senior Policeman   See fewer
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Eric Fink
Walter Walter   See fewer
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Pat Hamilton
Malvern Wife Malvern Wife   See fewer
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George Buza
Prison Guard 1 Prison Guard 1   See fewer
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John Lefebvre
Prison Guard 2 Prison Guard 2   See fewer
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Catherine McClenahan
Police Radio Operator (as Cathy McClenahan) Police Radio Operator (as Cathy McClenahan)   See fewer
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Jaclyn Stevens
Karen's Daughter Karen's Daughter   See fewer
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Eugene Clark
Hydro Repairman Hydro Repairman   See fewer
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5.9 / 10 | 261 votes