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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.

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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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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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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Footage from this movie was stolen, and they had to do massive reshoots. See more »

Goofs

After getting robbed, Henry Clark says to Nancy that he had his credit card hidden in his shoe, and he then takes it out. Nancy tells him to put it away, and he then puts it in his jacket pocket. When they reach the hotel soon after, though, he takes it out of his shoe again. See more »

Quotes

Henry Clark: You're throwing us out?
Mr. Mersault: Good heavens, no. Security will do that.
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ben Affleck/Fiona Apple (2000) See more »

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Banality reigns supreme in this tepid retread.
19 December 2012 | by PWNYCNYSee all my reviews

Goldie Hawn is a wonderful comedy actress; Steve Martin is a wonderful comedy actor; Neil Simon is a wonderful comedy writer; and New York City is a wonderful place to use as a setting for a movie. Yet, this movie is a clunker; it's as flat as a pancake, and an overcooked one at that. Although certain scenes do provoke a laugh, in general this movie simply is not funny. The story is a pure Hollywood comedy potboiler, that is, a formula movie and a poor retread of the 1970 original, which itself wasn't the funniest movie either, but that's for another review. The idea of everything going wrong during a trip is nothing new, but if properly treated it can produce laughs. But in this movie the things that go wrong are so absurd and contrived that the laughs are lost. What happens to the Clarks would not and could not happen to anyone else, hence the movie becomes irrelevant to the audience and loses its meaning as a satire or parody. John Cleese provides some humor as the hotel manager but his presence is limited and in no way comes close to rescuing this movie from its essential banality.


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