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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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The Out-of-Towners  »

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Trivia

Unlike many Neil Simon efforts, which were written as plays and then adapted into films, Simon wrote this directly for the screen when he realized that a play would have difficulty portraying the many different locations involved. See more »

Goofs

During the opening credits, scenes of NYC are interspersed with scenes that are supposed to be in suburban Ohio. The shots were of easily identified landmarks (clock tower, Gerry duckpond, etc) in Roslyn, NY. See more »

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Woman in Police Station: I'm through carrying pocketbooks in this city. You got a pocketbook, you're a marked woman.
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Referenced in The A-Team: The Out-of-Towners (1983) See more »

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One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen
26 February 2003 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Jack Lemmon. I loved him in the Apartment and the Odd Couple. Out-of-Towners is a timeless classic comedy in my opinion. I mean come on! Jack Lemmon in a Neil Simon story? How can you go wrong with that? There are alot of funny lines that Jack Lemmon uses that makes the movie what it is. I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the role of George Kellerman. This movie is a definte classic comedy that will never be forgotten.


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