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Out on a Limb (1992)

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Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

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Francis Veber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Bill Campbell
Jeffrey Jones ... Matt Skearns / Peter Van Der Haven
Heidi Kling ... Sally
John C. Reilly ... Jim Jr.
Marian Mercer ... Ann Campbell Van Der Haven
Larry Hankin ... Officer Darren
David Margulies ... Mr. Buchenwald
Courtney Peldon ... Marci Campbell
Michael Monks ... Jim Sr.
Andrew Benne ... Officer Larry (as Andy Kossin)
Mickey Jones ... Virgil
Nancy Lenehan ... Miss Clayton
Noah Craig Andrews Noah Craig Andrews ... Julius
Ben Diskin ... Henry
Adam Wylie ... Bob
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Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

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He's got 24 hours to find his missing wallet with a phone number worth a hundred million dollars. There's only one place he hasn't looked...

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Comedy

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Rated PG for mild language and violence, and for comic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Buzzsaw See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder Creek, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,114,255, 7 September 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,659,542
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie re-unites Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) lead actors Matthew Broderick and Jeffrey Jones, the only occurrence to date. See more »

Goofs

After Bill is kidnapped by Sally, she forces him to turn into a field. In the field, there are several automobile tracks from either previous camera shots and/or vehicles used for the filming. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, when Bill is forced to strip, the scene ends with him taking his shirt off and begins with him walking down the street covering himself with the mailbox. But in the TV version, after he takes his shirt off, it continues until he takes his pants off, then shows a far angle of him naked and Sally driving off, then it goes to the scene with him and the mailbox. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

(Hey Baby) Que Paso
Written by Augie Meyers, 'Bill Sheffield'
Performed by Texas Tornados
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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For the locals...
3 June 2008 | by SLVSteveSee all my reviews

For those of us that lived thru those weeks of filming in town and around the Valley - lest we not forget the tedious days of road closures and "film-making". As a reminder to those that live here - locales include Boulder Creek, Bonny Doon, Davenport, Big Basin. etc. The bank was the BC firehouse; chase scenes included Moon Drive off Hwy 236, Empire Grade Rd, and Hwy 1.

Production: Jeffrey Jones was the most approachable, Matt Broderick was above us all - even back then. As far as the film goes - a joke of a script and even a bigger laugh regarding acting and plot - but who cares at this level. A nice time capsule for those that enjoy our coast and valley scenery.

Additional notes; Joe's Bar (Jed's Tavern in the film), original name of the film was Welcome to Buzzsaw - the Old Erba's parking lot was the town square, the backyard shots were off of Grove Street in Boulder Creek; turn off the thinking cap and see a few actors in their early days.


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