George and Gwen Kellerman live in the small, quiet town of Twin Oaks, Ohio with their two young children and pet dog. George has a strong sense of what is right and wrong, especially as it applies to himself and Gwen, but he still looks to her for validation. Working for a plastics company, George believes he is a shoo-in for the company's Vice-President of Sales, New York Division job, a position located in New York City. George is looking forward to their future life in New York City, with all the amenities and benefits living in the big city has to offer. For George's 9 am interview, George and Gwen plan on taking a flight that lands in New York at 8 pm the evening before, which gives them time for dinner at New York's finest restaurant, The Four Seasons, and a comfortable night's stay at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel before the interview. But nothing on this trip goes according to plan. In fact, what can go wrong, does. Because of circumstances, it even looks as if George may miss his...
When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.
Did You Know?
Robert Evans of Paramount originally offered the film to producer William Castle. A very serious attack of kidney stones caused Castle to miss out on the opportunity. See more
When they leave the church George begins a long rant about not giving up. As he begins to step off the curb we see a line of traffic stopped at the light with a truck and a jeep being the first 2 in the line. As he continues his rant in the street the light changes to red and the traffic (now out of the picture) should be starting to move but there is no cars seen behind him. The line of traffic re-enters the picture still waiting at the light as he steps back up on the curb only now it is composed out of entirely different cars. See more
Tell him where you slept last night, hmm? Tell him what you had for breakfast. See how safe he feels.
There are two different available versions of this film. One which is shown on television (American Movie Classics), features music in certain spots of the movie, and the title song is the theme used in the night driving scenes in the picture. The other version, on home video, features slighly different songs through the picture and a title song which is used at the end in all versions. See more
Remade as The Out-of-Towners