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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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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Steve Martin's character works for Zalinski advertising. In Tommy Boy, Chris Farley's character automative company Callahan Automotive is bought out by Zalinski Auto Parts. Both movies are initially set in Akron, Ohio. See more »

Goofs

When the main characters are driving out of Boston to supposedly head for New York City, they are seen passing over the Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River. This leads to Kendall Square in Cambridge and would be not be an acceptable route. In reality they would have taken I90 (Mass Turnpike) to get to New York and would not have crossed the Charles River until the I95 interchange in Newton. See more »

Quotes

Henry: This is how I suck.
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Referenced in The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002) See more »

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Limboland
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banal remake
26 March 2000 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

Neil Simon's script for the original 1970 hit, "The Out-of-Towners," was, essentially, a one-joke skit stretched out to a feature-length film. Starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis as two suburbanites from Ohio who experience a nightmare of frustrating complications when they hit the Big Apple, the film managed to generate some laughs as well as a great deal of grating repetitiousness.

The 1999 remake, with Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn in the central roles, manages to be a far worse film. The original at least seemed grounded in some sense of reality as the couple fell victim to a believable, if overstated, series of tourist mishaps; this version spins off into slapstick delirium, going so far as to have its main characters actually swinging on hotel signs six stories above street level and John Cleese as a snippy concierge prancing around in lady's clothing to Donna Sommer's "Bad Girls." Also, in the original, Jack Lemmon seemed determined to really take on all the people who arrayed themselves against him and the film conveyed a real sense of this implacable, almost malevolent force known as NEW YORK coming down with all its might on this innocent couple from the Midwest. In the remake, Steve Martin seems strangely passive and unharried and the victory-over-the-city theme comes along only at the very end. Without that added dimension of epic frustration, the new film robs the original of whatever audience identification it might once have had and simply devolves into an undisciplined display of unfunny slapstick.

Martin, Hawn and Cleese are game players, but this "Out-of-Towners" should indeed have been driven out of town!


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