THE OUT-OF-TOWNERS (Theatrical Release USA 1999)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

The Out-of-Towners
—comically explores the perils of professional men changing positions toward the end of their careers—supports itself on a surprisingly good teaming of Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn. The team weight seems perfectly distributed to maximize comedy. While the movie can be best appreciated by the maturing professional set, the great storyline and well-written script superlatively catch the dilemmas of naivety in a large, sophisticated American metropolitan area. This movie easily earns its time and money investment.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A man and a woman fall in love all over again after their last son leaves home.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Sam Weisman for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Christine Peters and Philip E. Thomas for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Henry Clark (Steve Martin), Nancy Clark (Goldie Hawn), Mr. Mersault (John Cleese), Greg (Mark McKinney), Alan Clark (Oliver Hudson), Stewardess (Valerie Perri), Passenger (Steve Mittleman), Passenger (Randall Arney), Airline Representative (Carlease Burke), Lost Baggage Clerk (William Duell), Boston Cab Driver (J.P. Bumstead), Sweeper Woman (Peggy Mannix), Woman in Bathroom (Anne Haney), and Janitor on Train (Charlie Dell).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. This movie would be best viewed at home as a husband/wife share movie. It’s light, fun, easy-on-the-mind and has enough chuckles built in to make it worth a watch whether seen on DVD, Blu-ray, or Streaming.

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