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Out to Sea (1997)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  2 July 1997 (USA)
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A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

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Charlie Gordon
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Liz LaBreche
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Vivian (as Gloria De Haven)
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Gil Godwyn
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Mavis LaBreche
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Mac Valor
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Jonathan Devereaux
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Cullen Carswell
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Mrs. Ellen Carruthers
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Shelly
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Maria
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Sebastian
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Bridget
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Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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2 July 1997 (USA)  »

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Out to Sea  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

DEM 266,927 (Germany) (22 May 1998)

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DEM 266,927 (Germany) (22 May 1998)
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Trivia

The ship used in the film was the Holland America line's "Westerdam". See more »

Goofs

Herb begins the movie by telling Charlie that he and his deceased wife "would have been married 45 years". but later tells Vivian "my wife and I started dancing on our wedding night, and didn't stop for 46 years". See more »

Quotes

[Ellen heard Gil's rant]
Ellen Carruthers: You know, Gil. I never believed it but it's true. You really *are* an asshole!
Gil Godwyn: [flustered] I was simply doing my job.
Ellen Carruthers: Oh, you have no job. You're fired. Mac, as of now, you're my new CD.
Jonathan Devereaux: [as Ellen starts to leave] What about *me*?
Ellen Carruthers: [pointing to Mac] You're... his friend.
[leaves]
Ellen Carruthers: [Mac and Jonathan turn on Gil]
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits, the cast (singly and in pairs) dances; during the latter part, we see outtakes. See more »


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Sans Chemise, Sans Pantalon
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Performed by Steel Fusion Musik
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Out to Sea-Go Down to the Sea in Ships to Catch this One ***1/2
22 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, both of whom are sadly missed, proved once again that they were a team dedicated to their craft of bringing hilarious moments to the screen. This film is just another example of this.

This time out they play two brothers-in-law who land on a ship as dance instructors on board.

Of course, their boss is a perfectionist and miserable person named Gil Godwin who just enjoys harassing these boys. It's hilarious how Lemmon gives a quick lesson in dancing to Matthau and how the latter dances a riotous rumba with the boat's owner Rue McLanahan.

Too bad that fellow dance instructors Hal Linden and Donald O'Connor are given so little to do but their parts call for that. Matthau falls for Dyan Cannon, on board with her fellow gold-digging mother, the usual outrageous Elaine Stritch. Unknown to them, Matthau has no money either. The widower Lemmon falls for Gloria De Haven, looking lovelier than ever.

The film belongs to Matthau and Lemmon and will serve as a further tribute to their illustrious careers.


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