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The Out of Towners -- George Kellerman and his wife make a trip to New York, where he is about to take a new job. This journey turns out to be a trip to hell when what can go wrong goes incredibly wrong.


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Release Date:
28 May 1970 (USA) See more »
When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.
George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio with their two young children and pet dog... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins See more »
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One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen See more (83 total) »


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Jack Lemmon ... George Kellerman

Sandy Dennis ... Gwen Kellerman
Sandy Baron ... TV Man

Anne Meara ... Woman in Police Station
Robert Nichols ... Man in Airplane
Ann Prentiss ... Airline Stewardess

Ron Carey ... Cab Driver - Boston
Philip Bruns ... Officer Meyers (as Phil Bruns)

Graham Jarvis ... Murray
Carlos Montalbán ... Cuban Diplomat (as Carlos Montalban)
Robert King ... Agent in Boston

Johnny Brown ... Waiter - Train
Dolph Sweet ... Police Sergeant

Thalmus Rasulala ... Police Officer (as Jack Crowder)
Jon Korkes ... Looter

Robert Walden ... Looter

Richard Libertini ... Baggage Man - Boston

Paul Dooley ... Hotel Clerk - Day
Anthony Holland ... Desk Clerk - Night

Billy Dee Williams ... Lost & Found - Boston
Bob Bennett ... Man in Phone Booth - Boston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Regis Toomey ... Pilot on Airliner to New York (unconfirmed)
Ray Ballard ... Attendant (uncredited)
J. French ... Cleaning Woman (uncredited)
Maxwell Glanville ... Redcap (uncredited)
Hash Howard ... Second Hippie (uncredited)
Paul Jabara ... First Hippie (uncredited)
Milt Kamen ... Counterman (uncredited)
Kevin J. Killeen ... Sailor at Boston Airport (uncredited)
Norma Jean Kron ... Flight Attendant #1 (uncredited)
Alfred Mazza ... Bellhop (uncredited)

Thomas McGowan ... Sailor (uncredited)
Mary Norman ... Airline Stewardess #2 (uncredited)
B. Paipert ... Sweeper (uncredited)
Ronald Porter ... Man in Airport (uncredited)
Philip Suriano ... Liquor Store Looter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Man in Diner Car (uncredited)
Meredith Vincent ... Washroom Lady (uncredited)
A.P. Westcott ... Porter (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
Writing credits
Neil Simon (written by)

Produced by
Paul Nathan .... producer
Original Music by
Quincy Jones 
Cinematography by
Andrew Laszlo (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Fred A. Chulack  (as Fred Chulack)
Art Direction by
Charles Bailey 
Walter H. Tyler (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Arthur Jeph Parker (uncredited)
Makeup Department
William A. Farley .... hair stylist (as William Farley)
Clay Lambert .... makeup artist
Sharleen Rassi .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
William W. Gray .... production manager
Dale Hutchinson .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter R. Scoppa .... first assistant director (as Peter Scoppa)
Sound Department
Dennis Maitland .... sound recordist
Elden Ruberg .... sound recordist
Camera and Electrical Department
Edward R. Brown .... camera operator (uncredited)
Norbert Haring .... key grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Forrest T. Butler .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Grace Harris .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Alan DeWitt .... dialogue coach
Don Record .... titles designer
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
"The Out-Of-Towners" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title)
"The Out-of-Towners" - USA (poster title)
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101 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

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 »
Anachronisms: The movie was released in 1970 and is set in that time period. As the flight approaches New York City near the beginning of the film there is a broad shot of lower Manhattan; The World Trade Center is not seen, so the footage was clearly filmed before the World Trade Center was built. The construction on the WTC towers began in 1968, and should be visible as the Kellermans overfly the site.See more »
George Kellerman:My wife can verify that. Gwen?
Gwen Kellerman:I can verify that.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Confessions of a Superhero (2007)See more »


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28 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen, 26 February 2003
Author: hustler99 from Louisville, KY

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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