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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

For some reason, the home-video release of this film omits the entire dramatic "Bill and Sally perched high up in a big tree while hiding from the bad guys, and with Bill's accidentally-dropped cell phone cheekily "ringin' 'n' flashin'" while it's precariously nested in a far-out-of-their-reach branch-fork" scene which was included in the network-television release, and which is obviously what gives the movie both its "cliffhanger-style" title and the humorous movie-poster photo of the pair sitting on a tree-limb. 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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Don't waste your money on this movie
18 November 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I'm glad I didn't waste my money on this movie. I borrowed it from my cousin. 2 adults who are jealous of each other and don't know anything about positive conflict resolution. If I had a 13-15 year old child, I wouldn't even let him/her watch this movie. Lots of violence and jealousy in this movie. Cruelty to a cute dog. I didn't find this movie funny or entertaining. It was a waste of my time to watch this movie. There are also 2 stupid guys who get drunk everyday and don't know the difference between alive and dead. I gave it a 1/10


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