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The Out-of-Towners (1999)

 -  Comedy  -  2 April 1999 (USA)
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The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview.

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Henry Clark
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Nancy Clark
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Mr. Mersault
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Greg
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Alan Clark
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Stewardess
Steve Mittleman ...
Passenger
Randall Arney ...
Passenger
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Airline Representative
William Duell ...
Lost Baggage Clerk
J.P. Bumstead ...
Boston Cab Driver
Peggy Mannix ...
Sweeper Woman
Anne Haney ...
Woman in Bathroom
Charlie Dell ...
Janitor on Train
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Rental Car Clerk
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The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of a couple, Henry and Nancy Clark, vexed by misfortune while in New York City for a job interview. Written by Jordan Chamerski

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They fell in love 24 years ago... and in the next 24 hours, they'll remember why.

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Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug-related humor | See all certifications »
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2 April 1999 (USA)  »

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The Out-of-Towners  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£96,817 (UK) (5 November 1999)

Gross:

ESP 58,399,285 (Spain) (29 June 2001)
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Trivia

John Cleese's character of Mr. Mersault, a hotel manager, is similar to Cleese's Basil Fawlty which he played in the TV comedy series Fawlty Towers (1975). See more »

Goofs

The clock in the police station runs five minutes fast in close-ups. See more »

Quotes

Henry Clark: You're throwing us out?
Mr. Mersault: Good heavens, no. Security will do that.
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Referenced in Just Visiting (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1942)
Performed by The John Pizzarelli Trio
Produced by John Pizzarelli
The John Pizzarelli Trio performs courtesy of RCA Records
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John Cleese Is A Bad Girl!
10 December 2003 | by (Richardson, Texas) – See all my reviews

Every time I think about that movie, I always laugh over John Cleese's character, Mr. Mersault.

He's rude, sophisticated in the outside, but he's also a transvestite who loves to dress in ladies' clothes dancing to Donna Summer's Bad Girl! And when I hear Donna Summer's song, it reminds me of John Cleese.

Another scene I liked was when they were in the limo, and a drugged Steve Martin describes his wife as being "Frisky!. He tells his wife to say that word as well as Mr. Mersault. The hotel manager loved that new word, "Frisky!".

Years ago, I went to see John Pizzarelli in concert. Afterwards, I met him & told him I liked him the movie. He started singing "That Old Black Magic". Here's the zinger, I told him that his performance was very "Frisky"! Pizzarelli laughed at my comment!

That made the movie funny for me!


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