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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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Liz LaBreche
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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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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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Comedy | Romance

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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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Bailando sobre el mar  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

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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

Charlie: With an ass so beautiful, it's a shame she has to sit down on it.
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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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References Star Search (1983) See more »

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Oye Como Va
(1963)
Written by Tito Puente
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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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