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Out to Sea (1997)

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A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

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Martha Coolidge

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Herb Sullivan
Walter Matthau ... Charlie Gordon
Dyan Cannon ... Liz LaBreche
Gloria DeHaven ... Vivian (as Gloria De Haven)
Brent Spiner ... Gil Godwyn
Elaine Stritch ... Mavis LaBreche
Hal Linden ... Mac Valor
Donald O'Connor ... Jonathan Devereaux
Edward Mulhare ... Cullen Carswell
Rue McClanahan ... Mrs. Ellen Carruthers
Alexandra Powers ... Shelly
Sean O'Bryan ... Allan
Esther Scott ... Maria
Allan Rich ... Sebastian
Estelle Harris ... Bridget
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Storyline

Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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They're Back. The Original Men in Black...Tie. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

2 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando sobre el mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,655,948, 6 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,974,168, 28 September 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The ninth pairing out of ten movies of comic actors and great friends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. See more »

Goofs

The young couple enters the plane video recording their honeymoon, yet in the Mexican cafe' the mom/mother-in-law takes leave of the couple saying, "It's your anniversary." See more »

Quotes

Herb: [to Gil Godwyn while in the lifeboat] /Listen to me, you sniveling little brown-nose. I have lived for 71 years, I've fought a war, I've buried my wife and I've survived 48 white sales at Gimble's. So if you think a little fop like you is gonna stop me, you've got another think coming!
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits, the cast (singly and in pairs) dances; during the latter part, we see outtakes. See more »


Soundtracks

Imagination
(1940)
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Performed by Music Sales Big Band
Courtesy of Music Sales Corporation
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A Very Funny Movie
28 December 1998 | by FilmCritic-3See all my reviews

Charlie Gordon (Walter Matthau) is the guy who can't seem to let go of horse racing. The debts pile up high on his head. So, he decides that it is time for him and his brother-in-law to take a trip out on the open seas. His brother-in-law, Herb Sullivan (Jack Lemmon) whose wife passed away reluctantly tags along. It is not until they board the Westerdam that it is realized that Charlie signed them up as dance hosts. What follows is some hilarious antics not only on the open seas, but on the dance floor. And a sweet love story also comes along too. People criticize this movie for the pointlessness it brings. It is actually quite funny, but seems to be geared more toward the seniors' group. I think this movie was quite good. Rent it for a weekend and just see.


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