DirectorSam Weisman Initial DVD releaseSeptember 21, 1999 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateApril 2, 1999 (1999-04-02) WriterNeil Simon (based upon the screenplay by), Marc Lawrence (screenplay) CastSteve Martin (Henry Clark), Goldie Hawn (Nancy Clark), John Cleese (Mr. Mersault), Mark McKinney (Greg), Jessica Cauffiel (Susan Clark) Similar moviesThe Last Witch Hunter, The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Incredible Hulk, Night on Earth, The Terminal
TaglineThey fell in love 24 years ago... and in the next 24 hours, they'll remember why.
The out of towners 1970 trailer
The Out-of-Towners is a 1999 American comedy film starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. It is a remake of the 1970 film of the same name written by Neil Simon and starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.
Henry (Martin) and Nancy Clark (Hawn) are a couple living in a quiet Ohio town. Married for 27 years, their last child has left home and Nancy is suffering from empty nest syndrome. Unbeknownst to her, Henry has lost his job due to corporate downsizing and has an interview in New York. Nancy sneaks on the plane with him and they begin a disastrous series of misadventures. Their plane is rerouted to Boston, their luggage is lost, they are mugged at gunpoint and their daughter has used their credit card to the point where it has reached its limit. They are thrown out of their hotel by a pompous manager (John Cleese) who also indulges in cross dressing. Forced to live by their wits on the street, the couple find themselves caught up in a robbery, chased by the police through Central Park and also finding renewed love between them. In the end, Henry aces his job interview and the two begin a new life together in "The Big Apple".
Steve Martin as Henry Clark
Goldie Hawn as Nancy Clark
Mark McKinney as Greg
Oliver Hudson as Alan Clark
John Cleese as Mr. Mersault
The movie was a disappointment critically and commercially. It has a 23% rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website, with Roger Ebert commenting that the movie "was not a proud moment in the often-inspired careers of Martin and Hawn." Most of the negative reviews point to Cleese as the only redeeming factor of the film.