The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Henry Clark
Nancy Clark
Mr. Mersault
Alan Clark
Steve Mittleman ...
Randall Arney ...
Airline Representative
William Duell ...
Lost Baggage Clerk
J.P. Bumstead ...
Boston Cab Driver
Sweeper Woman
Woman in Bathroom
Janitor on Train
Rental Car Clerk


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.



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug-related humor | See all certifications »




Release Date:

2 April 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perdidos En Nueva York  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,224,215 (USA) (2 April 1999)


ESP 58,399,285 (Spain) (29 June 2001)

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Alan Clark, Henry and Nancy's son, is played by Goldie Hawn's real son, Oliver Hudson. See more »


After getting robbed, Henry Clark says to Nancy that he had his credit card hidden in his shoe, and he then takes it out. Nancy tells him to put it away, and he then puts it in his jacket pocket. When they reach the hotel soon after, though, he takes it out of his shoe again. See more »


Henry: This is how I suck.
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Referenced in Just Visiting (2001) See more »


(Just Like) Starting Over
Written and Performed by John Lennon (1980)
Courtesy of Capital Records under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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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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