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The Out of Towners (1970)

G | | Comedy | 28 May 1970 (USA)
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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Near the end, as they finally arrive in their hotel room, you can see the Helmsley Bldg. which is the entrance to Grand Central Station out the window to the south. Nice touch. 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: My wife can verify that. Gwen?
Gwen Kellerman: I can verify that.
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Referenced in The A-Team: The Out-of-Towners (1983) See more »

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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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