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Out on a Limb (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 4 September 1992 (USA)
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 »

Goofs

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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From the worst possible reviews an amazingly fun movie rises.
17 May 1999 | by (Portsmouth, England) – See all my reviews

This movie received a 1 star out of 5 rating (=awful) in the Radio Times but I decided to watch it none the less since it starred Matthew Broderick, looked fun and some of these 'dreadful' films are quite fun.

Well, I loved it, perhaps because I felt sorry for this poor, put upon underdog, but my opinion was genuine, one of the most fun films I'd seen (maybe ever). Dumb and Dumber is similar in some respects but much too brash in my opinion and without the subtlety and charm and downright sense of fun of this effort.


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