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The Out-of-Towners (1999)

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Original title: Out-of-Towners, The

Directed by
Sam Weisman

Written by
Neil Simon, Marc Lawrence

Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Oliver Hudson [more]

Release Date
 USA: Apr 2, 1999
DVD Release Date
 R1: Feb 1, 1999
 R2: 5 Mar 2001

Budget $40,000,000

MPAA Rating
Rated PG-13 for some sex and drug-related humor.

Running Time
1 hour, 30 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Cherry Alley Productions, Cort/Madden Productions, Paramount Pictures, The Cort/Madden Company

Studio Cherry Alley Productions, Cort-Madden Company

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 Synopses for The Out-of-Towners (1999)
1.Farewell, Ohio, Hello, hilarity! Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn reunite for this exhilarating comedy based on the Neil Simon screenplay. They play Henry and Nancy Clark, a married couple whose passion cooled long ago. But now their last child has left the nest, and the solidy Midwestern Clarks have a chance to relocate to New York City. Anything can happen. And for the next 24 hours, everything does. Luggage is lost. A private marital moment becomes very public. A rude hotel manager vexes them and an angry Rottweiler pursues them. These and many more antics fly by wild and fast. And talented comics Martin, Hawn and Cleese are just the folks to keep up with them.   
(41 votes)

2.This remake of Neil Simon's l970 comedy finds Goldie Hawn and Steve Martin as Ohio yokels cast adrift in Mayor Rudy Giuliani's sanitised New York City. With their son recently departed for Britain, the empty-nesters travel to the Big Apple for a job interview and are beset with all kinds of bad luck, starting with their flight being rerouted to Boston. Things only go downhill from there, of course, as they're mugged by an Andrew Lloyd Webber imposter, the high-tech multilingual navigation system on their rented Cadillac goes haywire, and their hotel reservations fall through. Although marred by some out-of-place slapstick and mawkish romance scenes, this film's not without its funny moments. The couple stumbles into a sexual-addiction encounter group and has to try to back out gracefully (not succeeding very well, of course). John Cleese is howlingly funny as he reprises his Fawlty Towers role of a cross-dressing hotelier, and Martin has a great drug-delirium scene, in which he's slipped a hit of LSD in jail (thinking it's aspirin). Just try not to think in terms of comparisons to Neil Simon's original and this remake works fairly well. --Jerry Renshaw,   
(41 votes)

3.What starts as a predictable business trip for a couple trying to rediscover the spark their marriage once held turns into a series of mishaps that ultimately soars out of control. Remake of the 1970 Neil Simon comedy.   
(41 votes)

4.A remake of Simon's 1970 comedy, in which a couple visit New York City for a job interview and find themselves in a spiralling series of disastrous situations.   
(60 votes)

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