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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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)


DEM 266,927 (Germany) (22 May 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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The ship used in the film was the Holland America line's "Westerdam". 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: What do I look like, a schmuck?
Mavis: The jury's still out on that one.
Liz LaBreche: Shut up, ma. We're keepin' him.
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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 »


I Only Have Eyes For You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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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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