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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 film's opening credits declare instead of "A film by" Arthur Hiller its "A Neil Simon story". See more »

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As George and Gwen pull over on the way to the airport to have a brief chat, it is clear they are in a country setting - the view out of the front window is of trees, grass, and foliage. But after their brief conversation, and without driving anywhere, they are on a busy street with a diner/truck stop and businesses all around them. See more »

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Gwen Kellerman: George, now I-I promised I would call the children this morning. If they don't hear from me, they will be worried.
George Kellerman: Well, right now they're eating a big bowl of Rice Krispies and bananas. Worry about us, will you?
Gwen Kellerman: You haven't thought about them once since we left, have you? About their welfare? About their future if anything should happen to us? Have you thought about our children once since we left home?
George Kellerman: Yes! In between the mugging and the kidnapping! Now, you gonnna walk, or we gonna stand ...
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Better than the Remake!
6 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't appreciate this film until I saw the updated version. This film starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis as Ohio visitors to New York City. The trip is nearly disastrous from the moment that they get off the airplane. Of course, this film is one of Neil Simon's better works. The couple lose their luggage, get robbed, and don't have a clue about the way that the city works. George is here for a job interview and has high hopes of moving to the city with his wife, kids, and dogs. He has a romanticized notion of New York City that he sees in the films and television shows. Being there is different from just the movies, I think the ending speaks for itself. New York City is not for everyone but it's how they came to the realization of how tough it is to be New Yorker and even the ending is something that could have generated a sequel.


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