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The Out of Towners (1970)

An Ohio sales executive accepts a higher position within the company and travels to New York City with his wife for his job interview but things go wrong from the start.

Director:

Arthur Hiller

Writer:

Neil Simon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... George Kellerman
Sandy Dennis ... Gwen Kellerman
Sandy Baron ... TV Man
Anne Meara ... Woman in Police Station
Robert Nichols Robert Nichols ... Man in Airplane
Ann Prentiss Ann Prentiss ... Airline Stewardess
Ron Carey ... Cab Driver - Boston
Philip Bruns ... Officer Meyers (as Phil Bruns)
Graham Jarvis ... Murray
Carlos Montalbán Carlos Montalbán ... Cuban Diplomat (as Carlos Montalban)
Robert King Robert King ... Agent in Boston
Johnny Brown ... Waiter - Train
Dolph Sweet ... Police Sergeant
Thalmus Rasulala ... Police Officer (as Jack Crowder)
Jon Korkes ... Looter
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Storyline

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... Written by Huggo

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When they take you for an out-of-towner, they really take you.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

28 May 1970 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Out-of-Towners See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jalem Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In one shot in Central Park (as George and Gwen walk uphill into the trees just before they spot the crying Hispanic boy) and as they leave Central Park onto Central Park West, the shadow of the camera is clearly visible. In the earlier scene, the shadow follows with them until the camera turns and moves alongside them. See more »

Quotes

George Kellerman: Here, look, look! Car!
[a car approaches]
George Kellerman: Hey! Help! Help!
[the car drives past them barely hitting George]
George Kellerman: Ow! I hope you get in trouble someday!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Lemmon (1988) See more »

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One of the funniest comedies I've ever seen
26 February 2003 | by hustler99See all my reviews

I'm a huge fan of Jack Lemmon. I loved him in the Apartment and the Odd Couple. Out-of-Towners is a timeless classic comedy in my opinion. I mean come on! Jack Lemmon in a Neil Simon story? How can you go wrong with that? There are alot of funny lines that Jack Lemmon uses that makes the movie what it is. I couldn't imagine anyone else playing the role of George Kellerman. This movie is a definte classic comedy that will never be forgotten.


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