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Out to Sea (1997)

PG-13  |   |  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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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 <>

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

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Release Date:

2 July 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bailando sobre el mar  »

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


DEM 266,927 (Germany) (22 May 1998)

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The ninth pairing out of ten movies of comic actors and great friends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. See more »


When the bookmaker confronts Charlie at the track, Charlie has a wad of cash. He offers to give the bookie $500. The bookie responds by taking all the money, which he says is $1000. He would have no way of knowing how much was in the stack. Charlie had no money when he placed the bet. At 70 to 1, his $10 bet would have given him $700, not $1000. See more »


Charlie: We're not working. We're dancing and cavorting.
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During the first part of the credits, the cast (singly and in pairs) dances; during the latter part, we see outtakes. See more »


Written by Ronald Bell, Claydes Smith, George Funky Brown (as George Brown),
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Thanks for the laughs!

Walter Matthau plays Charlie Gordon who cons his widower brother-in-law Herb Sullivan (Jack Lemmon) into a cruise in search of rich and lonely ladies.What he doesn't tell Herb is that they have to be dance hosts. Out to Sea from 1997 is a comedy with excellent actors.There are great performances from Elaine Stritch, Dyan Cannon, Gloria DeHaven, Rue McClanahan, Estelle Harris, Hal Linden and Donald O'Connor.Lemmon and Matthau make a great team in the lead.This movie would be much worse without them.This legendary couple saves the movie.They're both dead now.Matthau died July 1st 2000 and Lemmon June 27th 2001.These two made us laugh in so many movies.The world of comedy lost a lot with them.So thanks for the laughs you two.We will miss you very much.

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