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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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Greg
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Alan Clark
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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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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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£96,817 (UK) (5 November 1999)

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

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When Henry is singing in the shower and 'butt flossing', it's apparent that he's wearing dark-colored boxer shorts. See more »

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Henry: Do you know what your problem is? You live here. You're jaded. What you need is an outsider from let's say..O...hio! See, in the last 24 hours I have experienced more in this city that most people who have lived here their whole lives! I climbed to the top of a luxury hotel! Not in the elevator! On the actual hotel itself! And then I fell...in love with my wife all over again. And then...I had sex in front of the mayor! I mean, where else can all of this stuff happen! Only in New York!
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That Old Black Magic
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer (1942)
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A disappointment for fans of the original
6 May 1999 | by (Pembroke Pines, Florida) – See all my reviews

Being that I was a fan of the original, I found this film to be a complete disappointment. Who thought that they could remake the Out-Of-Towners? It was a stupid move actually. George and Gwen Kellerman are now George and Nancy Clark (Played by Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn). This time they are left with empty-nest syndrome after their son leaves for London. With nothing to do, George needs to go to New York because of a job interview that he desperately needs being that he was let go from his previous job after 23 years. The only thing is that Nancy doesn't know this. But she does nearing the middle of the film. A few jokes are resurrected from the original and still bring a smile to those that watched and enjoyed the original. Other than that, the rest of the movie is a complete disappointment from start to finish.

Don't rush so fast to see this one. It is better to wait until it comes out on video.


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