George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio with their two young children and pet dog. George has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, especially as it applies to himself and Gwen, but he still looks to her for validation. Working for a plastics company, George believes he is a shoo-in for the company's Vice-President of Sales, New York Division job, a position located in New York City. George is looking forward to their future life in New York City, with all the amenities and benefits living in the big city has to offer. For George's 9 am interview, George and Gwen plan on taking a flight that lands in New York at 8 pm the evening before, which gives them time for dinner at New York's finest restaurant, The Four Seasons, and a comfortable night's stay at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel before the interview. But nothing on this trip goes according to plan. In fact, what can go wrong, does. Because of circumstances, it even looks as if George may miss his... Written by
When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.
Did You Know?
Unlike many Neil Simon
efforts, which were written as plays and then adapted into a film, Simon wrote this directly for the screen when he realized that a play would have difficulty portraying the many different locations involved. See more
When George & Gwen are dropped off in Central Park by the liquor store thieves, they open the rear doors of the police car from the inside. Police cars have their rear door interior latches deactivated and can only be opened from the outside. See more
Here, look, look! Car!
[a car approaches
Hey! Help! Help!
[the car drives past them barely hitting George
Ow! I hope you get in trouble someday!
Remade as The Out-of-Towners