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
Esther Scott ...


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)  »

Also Known As:

Bailando sobre el mar  »

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Opening Weekend:

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


DEM 266,927 (Germany) (22 May 1998)

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Donald O'Connor's last film appearance. See more »


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Herb: Listen, I'm not authorized to throw your ass over board, but I will!
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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 »


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Out to Sea (1997) ***
2 July 2004 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

A competent comedy that delivers the laughs for fans of Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. I suppose this film was made for those who enjoyed the two GRUMPY OLD MEN films, as there seemed to be a bunch of these buddy team-ups spotlighting the comical duo in their twilight years. The idea is a sure-fire one: Matthau, a bumbling gambler who's thousands of dollars in debt, connives his unsuspecting friend Lemmon into taking a free cruise with him where they can meet rich old ladies; the catch is, they've been signed on as Dance Hosts and Matthau can't dance. OUT TO SEA is a funny film, and not all of the chuckles are to be found courtesy of Lemmon and Matthau. I found Brent Spiner (best known as Data from STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION) to be very humorous as the snobby ball-busting dance coordinator. As the prissy boss of the two aging actors, he manages to match them in the laughs department. Though the film doesn't really need any, there's also a a love story or two to be found here as well, involving Dyan Cannon (who looks pretty fine for her years). *** out of ****

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