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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
Charlie Dell ...
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  »

Filming Locations:


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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1.85 : 1
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Writer Neil Simon originally intended "The Out of Towners" to be a segment of the play of Plaza Suite (1971). It was entitled "Visitor from Toledo" and was intended to open the play on Broadway but was cut during the rehearsal period. Simon once described the one-act to the 'Newark Evening News' as being "...about a man who came to New York from out of town and lost his luggage. He got there in the middle of a transit strike. It was snowing. So after he had checked into the Plaza [Hotel] he had this monologue. We put 'Plaza Suite' into rehearsal, and after about the fifth day [the director] 'Mike Nichols' said 'We just have too much show here. If we include that monologue, the curtain will be coming down at midnight'". 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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Spoofs The Graduate (1967) See more »


(Just Like) Starting Over
Written and Performed by John Lennon (1980)
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A nice, warm hearted, funny little comedy.
4 July 2000 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

I have always been a big fan of Steve Martin, and hilarious 80's comedies like 'Trains Planes and Automobiles', so thats why I decided to rent this film. And I can tell you, I was not disappointed! Its not an hilarious movie, but it is funny from beginning to end. The mishaps that Goldie and Steve go through are sometimes predictable, but are always good for a chuckle. And John Cleese just steals the show. I have not seen the 1970 version, but I found this one pleasant and light hearted. I love watching 'endless mishap' comedies like National Lampoon's Vacation and 'Trains Planes and Automobiles', and this is another one to add to my collection. Steve Martin, you are king! And I can;t understand everyones negative comments on this film - maybe they were expecting just too much.

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