The Out-of-Towners

The Out-of-Towners

Sam Weisman (1999)

86min
12 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This listless, pointless remake of Neil Simon's 1970 comedy reunites Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn, who scored a hit together in 1992 with HouseSitter. They play a couple from the sticks who fly to New York for a job interview. No sooner have they left the ground than everything that could possibly go wrong (getting mugged, having their credit cards cancelled and so on), does. The two stars do their best, but they lack the desperation that Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis brought to the roles, while John Cleese's Basil Fawlty reprise is embarrassing.

Summary

A couple heading tor New York for a fresh start endure a series of disasters, ranging from lost luggage, muggings and accidental drug trips, to being mistaken for sex addicts. Comedy remake, starring Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Oliver Hudson, Valerie Perri and Steve Mittleman.

Cast & Crew

Henry Clark Steve Martin
Nancy Clark Goldie Hawn
Mr Mersault John Cleese
Greg Mark McKinney
Alan Oliver Hudson
Stewardess Valerie Perri
Passenger Steve Mittleman
Michelle Dani Klein
Director Sam Weisman
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for language. Available on: video and DVD
Comedy