‘Escapes’ Review: A Breezy, Rambling Doc About the TV Actor Who Slept Around, Cheated Death, and Wrote ‘Blade Runner’

‘Escapes’ Review: A Breezy, Rambling Doc About the TV Actor Who Slept Around, Cheated Death, and Wrote ‘Blade Runner’
In order to understand the kind of life that Hampton Fancher has led, consider this: He once spent a month living in sin with a schizophrenic lingerie model, and it barely merits a passing mention in the breezy documentary that “Experimenter” director Michael Almereyda has made about him. Fancher is just one of those guys — you know the kind. The word is usually “raconteur,” but that doesn’t quite seem to cover it, here. In fact, there isn’t a word in the English language that does.

Born in 1938 and an undefinable survivor ever since, Fancher choreographed striptease routines for his sister when he was 10, he snuck about a ship to Spain when he was 15, where he became a flamenco dancer before sailing back to the States with Marlon Brando and Salvador Dali. He started working as a two-bit television actor, though he really only liked the job for the
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