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The Out-of-Towners (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 2 April 1999 (USA)
The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of married couple Henry and Nancy Clark as they are 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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Storyline

The remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy follows the adventures of married couple Henry and Nancy Clark as they are 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 »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

Actor William Duell, who plays the Lost Baggage Clerk, also plays the concession man at the Knicks game in How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days (2003) starring Goldie Hawn's daughter Kate Hudson. See more »

Goofs

When Henry is singing in the shower and 'butt-flossing', it's apparent that he's wearing dark-colored boxer shorts. See more »

Quotes

Henry: This is how I suck.
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Limboland
Written by Amy Ziff and Alyson Palmer
Performed by BETTY
Courtesy of The Man From B.E.T.T.Y. Records
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A disappointment for fans of the original
6 May 1999 | by FilmCritic-3See all my reviews

Being that I was a fan of the original, I found this film to be a complete disappointment. Who thought that they could remake the Out-Of-Towners? It was a stupid move actually. George and Gwen Kellerman are now George and Nancy Clark (Played by Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn). This time they are left with empty-nest syndrome after their son leaves for London. With nothing to do, George needs to go to New York because of a job interview that he desperately needs being that he was let go from his previous job after 23 years. The only thing is that Nancy doesn't know this. But she does nearing the middle of the film. A few jokes are resurrected from the original and still bring a smile to those that watched and enjoyed the original. Other than that, the rest of the movie is a complete disappointment from start to finish.

Don't rush so fast to see this one. It is better to wait until it comes out on video.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Out-of-Towners 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

Gross USA:

$28,544,120

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,544,120
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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