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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.

Director:

Sam Weisman

Writers:

Neil Simon (based upon the screenplay by), Marc Lawrence (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Martin ... Henry Clark
Goldie Hawn ... Nancy Clark
John Cleese ... Mr. Mersault
Mark McKinney ... Greg
Oliver Hudson ... Alan Clark
Valerie Perri ... Stewardess
Steve Mittleman Steve Mittleman ... Passenger
Randall Arney Randall Arney ... Passenger
Carlease Burke ... Airline Representative
William Duell William Duell ... Lost Baggage Clerk
J.P. Bumstead J.P. Bumstead ... Boston Cab Driver
Peggy Mannix ... Sweeper Woman
Anne Haney ... Woman in Bathroom
Charlie Dell ... Janitor on Train
Jordan Baker ... Rental Car Clerk
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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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Taglines:

They fell in love 24 years ago... and in the next 24 hours, they'll remember why.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug-related humor | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perdidos En Nueva York See more »

Filming Locations:

Arlington, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,224,215, 4 April 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,535,768, 1 August 1999
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Writer Neil Simon originally intended "The Out of Towners" to be a segment of the play of Plaza Suite (1971). It was entitled "Visitor from Toledo" and was intended to open the play on Broadway but was cut during the rehearsal period. Simon once described the one-act to the 'Newark Evening News' as being "...about a man who came to New York from out of town and lost his luggage. He got there in the middle of a transit strike. It was snowing. So after he had checked into the Plaza [Hotel] he had this monologue. We put 'Plaza Suite' into rehearsal, and after about the fifth day [the director] 'Mike Nichols' said 'We just have too much show here. If we include that monologue, the curtain will be coming down at midnight'". See more »

Goofs

Henry's necktie becomes neatly tied between shots when he is on the elevator. See more »

Quotes

Henry: The cops are around, we gotta lay low for a while... wow, I never thought I'd say THAT.
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Connections

Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

(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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THIS MOVIE IS SO BORING AND YOU WONT LAUGH ONCE!
6 April 1999 | by DOG-11See all my reviews

Unfortunately, this movie is so bad. The original Out of Towners was manic and very funny, of course they used the script written by Neil Simon. For some reason Neil Simons script is not used in this film so it falls flat time and time again. Even the audience I was with never laughed. The direction is very slow and tedious and when there is a joke it is given away so the joke dies i.e. The couple having sex in the park. They announce it is a lighting ceremony for New York, well we all know the lights are going to come on and we will be able to see cute and mugging Goldie & Steve do a bit of slap stick. The whole movie winds up being like this...a joke is set up and given away. Why isn't Goldies hair ever even messed up in the movie. You will also notice every close up of Goldie (they use a very intense soft lens). I suggest you rent the original with Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis, that's if you want to laugh.


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