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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The film was remade around twenty-nine years after the original The Out of Towners (1970) was made and released. This remake The Out-of-Towners (1999) starred Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn in the parts played by Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis. See more »


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


Henry: The cops are around, we gotta lay low for a while... wow, I never thought I'd say THAT.
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Referenced in The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) 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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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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