The Out-of-Towners Poster

Release Date: 1999

DVD Release Date: September 21st, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
With the children out of the house, Henry (Steve Martin) and Nancy Clark (Goldie Hawn) head to New York City to embrace their cosmopolitan dreams. Henry has set up a job interview with an advertising firm, and Nancy hopes to add some spice to their marriage. But nothing goes according to plan for the couple, as they endure lost luggage, muggers, a diffident desk clerk (John Cleese) and a disastrous tour of the city that never sleeps -- and won't leave them alone!

Cast: Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Mark McKinney, John Cleese, Oliver Hudson, Gregory Jbara, Philip E. Johnson, Daniel T. Parker

Director: Sam Weisman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Ragged as some of it might have been, that old "Out-of-Towners" had a unified and surprisingly dark comic vision to go with its nifty one-liners. This big, glossy picture is set in movie-movie land, that shiny, peachy place where a celebrity -- like Mayor Rudy -- waits around every corner. [2 April 1999, Friday, p.A]

  • Strictly a middle-aged comedy, which consists of more easy lobs than sharp smacks, but manages to get the job done. show more

  • The movie is a mess of bits and pieces that try to gel but don't. Still, it is stupidly fun. show more

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