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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Liz LaBreche
Vivian (as Gloria De Haven)
Gil Godwyn
Mavis LaBreche
Mac Valor
Jonathan Devereaux
Cullen Carswell
Mrs. Ellen Carruthers


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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1.85 : 1
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James Bond movie like theme music is played during the casino sequences on the boat where Lemmon and Matthau wear tuxedos. See more »


When Herb comes up to Charlie, who is faking an injury in front of Liz in order to elude Gil, the two pretend to not know each other and Liz believes them, even though they were looking around in her suite together when she and her mother walked in. See more »


Charlie Gordon: Why are you sterilizing your trousers?
Herb: [Annoyed] I'm *steaming* them.
Charlie Gordon: Oh, then what are you gonna' do, eat 'em with garlic butter?
Herb: It takes the wrinkles out, you imbecile!
Charlie Gordon: Huh! When a man is steaming his pants at midnight, it generally means there's a broad.
Herb: No broad!
Charlie Gordon: Well, that's too bad, 'cause I got one lined up: rich... "Texas rich." With an ass so beautiful, it's a shame she has to sit down on it.
Herb: Will you do me a favor and just knock that stuff off?
Charlie Gordon: Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot you were cooking.
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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 »


References Star Search (1983) See more »


More (Ti guardero nel cuore)
Written by Riz Ortolani, Nino Oliviero
Lyrics by Marcello Ciorciolini
English Lyrics by Norman Newell
Performed by Bobby Darin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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Light Hearted Romantic Comedy
15 December 2004 | by (Costa Mesa, CA) – See all my reviews

Movies aren't always suppose to be about deep, provolking thoughts. Sometimes they're simply meant to be escapes from reality. Out To Sea fits the bill perfectly.

A light hearted "golden years" romantic comedy, Out To Sea may not be big budget, you might be able to easily tell when they were acting in front of a green screen, but it's still very much a movie worth watching. A sweet movie that needs to be given a break.

This is just good, light hearted fun. It's not meant to be a deep movie. It's something worth watching. If for nothing else, you must see it for Brent Spiner's humorously stiff and uptight rendition of Oye Como Va. Gil is a character you love to hate and Mr. Spiner pulls off the perfect evil comic foil to two beloved comedy movie gods.

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