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The Out of Towners (1970)

G | | Comedy | 28 May 1970 (USA)
An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start.

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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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First of three films written by Neil Simon and directed by Arthur Hiller. The second was Plaza Suite (1971) whilst the third was The Lonely Guy (1984) which starred Steve Martin who also starred in this movie's remake The Out-of-Towners (1999). See more »

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Near the end of the movie, when George and Gwen Kellerman are flying home to Ohio, first you see a Boeing 727 in flight, supposedly the plane they are flying home on. The very last shot of the movie shows a Boeing 707 banking away from the camera. See more »

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George Kellerman: I'm suing 'em all. I don't care if I'm in court all year.
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Referenced in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988) See more »

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Excellent Comedy
19 September 2010 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I found Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis as a believable married couple who have a lot of chemistry together who travel to New York from Ohio and find themselves in hysterical situations.

When Mr. and Mrs. Kellerman travel to New York for a job interview plus a romantic weekend the hilarity ensues. Two's company and New York is the crowd. If you want to laugh till it hurts this is the movie to see!!!!! Neil Simon has written a masterpiece. He is a genius when it comes to dialogue. Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis create synchronized lovable characters committed to each other through good times and bad.

New York watch out here come the Kellermans!!!


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