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Out to Sea (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 July 1997 (USA)
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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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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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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They were the odd couple who later became the grumpiest old men. Now they're taking it to the high seas. See more »

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

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Bailando sobre el mar  »

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Opening Weekend:

$7,655,948 (USA) (4 July 1997)

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$27,974,168 (USA) (26 September 1997)
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Trivia

Donald O'Connor's last film appearance. 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

Charlie: [Seeing Vivian entering the dance area] So... it's the broad that stole our airplane seats.
Herb: [Annoyed] That "broad" happens to have been an editor at Doubleday.
Charlie: Who cares?
Herb: All I was, was a clerk at Gimbel's.
Charlie: And Secretariat was just a horse. Go on, ask her to dance!
Herb: Oh, it's too late, Charlie.
Charlie: There's no such thing as "too late". That's why they invented death!
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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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Referenced in Hollywood Remembers Walter Matthau (2001) See more »

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Cheek to Cheek
(1935)
Written by Irving Berlin
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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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