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Out on a Limb (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 4 September 1992 (USA)
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Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

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Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

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He's got 24 hours to find his missing wallet with a phone number worth a hundred million dollars. There's only one place he hasn't looked...

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Rated PG for mild language and violence, and for comic nudity | See all certifications »

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$1,659,542 (USA)
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The movie re-unites Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) lead actors Matthew Broderick and Jeffrey Jones, the only occurrence to date. See more »

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Early in the movie Bill's stolen car breaks down while Sally is driving it. Later when Bill recovers his car, the mechanic informs him that he had to fix the car's oil pan - implying that the cause of the breakdown was a lack of oil pressure. However, if a car engine's oil pressure falls to a level at which it can no longer operate, which rendered the car inoperable in the case of Sally's escape earlier, it is very likely that permanent engine damage would have occurred, as basic lubrication mechanisms would have failed. In other words, it is very unlikely that a simple oil pan plugging (as the mechanic had performed when Bill recovered the car) would restore the engine to an operative state. See more »

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Written by Augie Meyers, 'Bill Sheffield'
Performed by Texas Tornados
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Come on, this is a good funny movie!
8 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie for some laughs, but more importantly it leaves a smile on your face the next day as you think about it. Seeing Broderick's short, stubby, naked body as the kids in the school bus drive by and scream is classic! John C Reilly played a great "Jim" along with his brother "Jim." And the twins, played by Jeffrey Jones, are nigh unto hilarious. The "Evil Twin" has to take over the role of his good twin and become husband, uncle and mayor, and this creates a lot of humorous situations. When they think the twin is drunk in the bar and say that he is "shitfaced," but he was dead, was funny. There are a lot of one-liners that make you crack a smile. Overall, it's a great movie for a relaxing night with friends and popcorn...er, popcorn and friends, whichever you give priority.


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