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The Out of Towners (1970)

 -  Comedy  -  28 May 1970 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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 Huggo

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When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.

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The stubs of the newly started towers of the World Trade Center, risen to 10 or so stories, are visible in the scenic view of Manhattan from the airplane. They are unmistakable because of their rusty red patina, which was still in place when the towers fell 32 years later. See more »

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As the couple exits a congested Grand Central Station in New York, a very large "Notice of Filming" disclosure sign is clearly visible on the door George storms through to the street. Such signs are commonly used whenever a film crew shoots in a practical location, in order to indemnify the production from any recourse from shooting real people in public places, but they are normally far out of the camera frame. See more »

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George Kellerman: Uh, are there any seats on this train? huh?
[the conductor shakes his head "no"]
George Kellerman: Oh, well don't you have anything in the parlor car or compartment or anything? I'll pay for it.
Train Conductor: This train runs empty six nights a week exept when the New York airport is fogged in, then they fly 'em up to Boston and we could use four more cars.
George Kellerman: Well why don't you put on four more cars?
Train Conductor: Ain't got four more cars. Noboby takes the train anymore. Everyone is in a hurry.
George Kellerman: You expect us to stand all the way to New York?
Train Conductor: ...
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Maltin's an idiot!
6 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

It is incomprehensible how Leonard Maltin can badmouth this riotously funny movie. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis play off beautifully against each other in this tale of two misbegotten and forlorn visitors to the Big Apple who suffer every indignity that can befall two out-of-towners, and then some. It's a comedy classic in my book. The 1999 Martin/Hawn remake pales by comparison.


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