The Out-of-Towners


The Out-of-Towners Information

The Out-of-Towners is a 1999 film starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. The movie is a remake of a 1970 film by the same name; the original version, written by Neil Simon, starred Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis.

As remake of 1970 film

There are subtle differences from the original, such as the couple's credit card being declined at the hotel (instead of their room being given away as in the original), but the script is largely faithful to the 1970 version. The remake also has the addition of John Cleese as Mr. Mersault, the hotel manager, a character similar to the one Cleese played in the television series Fawlty Towers. Most of the differences are due to the characterizations of Hawn and Martin, who are both mainly comedic actors with very individual styles (the 1970 film had Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis playing their roles very seriously, largely the source of many of the film's laughs). Consequently, the 1999 film stands alone as a Hawn and Martin collaboration, rather than as a comparable remake of an already successful film.

Reception

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.

Cast

  • Steve Martin ... Henry Clark
  • Goldie Hawn ... Nancy Clark
  • Mark McKinney ... Greg
  • Oliver Hudson ... Alan Clark
  • Valerie Perri ... Stewardess
  • Steve Mittleman ... Passenger
  • Randall Arney ... Passenger
  • Carlease Burke ... Airline Representative
  • William Duell ... Lost Baggage Clerk
  • 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
  • Tom Riis Farrell ... Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Dani Klein ... Michelle
  • John Cleese ... Mr. Mersault
  • Daniel Parker ... Desk Clerk
  • Cynthia Darlow ... Desk Clerk
  • Alyson Palmer ... Shoplifter
  • Elizabeth Ziff ... Shoplifter
  • Diane Cheng ... Korean Grocer
  • Christopher Durang ... Paranoid Man
  • Mo Gaffney ... Paranoid Woman
  • Mary Testa ... Dominatrix
  • Monica Birt ... Supermodel
  • John Elsen ... Deli Guy
  • Babo Harrison ... Well Dressed Woman
  • Josh Mostel ... Dr. Faber
  • Gregory Jbara ... Edward
  • Amy Ziff ... Edward's Friend
  • Cynthia Nixon ... Sheena
  • French Napier ... Sexaholic
  • Joseph Maher ... Mr. Wellstone
  • Constance McCashin ... Mrs. Wellstone
  • Steve Bean ... Greg's Friend
  • James Arone ... Room Service Waiter
  • Philip Earl Johnson ... Hotel Security Man
  • Ernie Sabella ... Getaway Driver
  • Jack Willis ... Robber
  • John Pizzarelli ... Bandleader
  • Mayor Rudolph Giuliani ... Himself
  • Scotty Bloch ... Florence Needleman
  • Chris McKinney ... Arresting Cop
  • Joe Grifasi ... Arresting Cop
  • Jerome Preston Bates ... Prisoner #1
  • Jack McGee ... Sergeant Jordan
  • Jacinto Taras Riddick ... Prisoner #2
  • L.B. Fisher ... Howard the Bellman
  • Janna Lapidus ... Central Park Woman
  • T. Scott Cunningham ... Paul
  • Mandy Siegfried ... Receptionist
  • Jenn Thompson ... Lisa Tobin
  • John Gould Rubin ... Bill
  • Christopher Duva ... Barry the Bellman
  • Arthur French ... Cab Driver
  • Jessica Cauffiel ... Susan Clark

See also

  • List of American films of 1999



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