The Out-of-Towners

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  • Comedy
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Lemmon and Dennis undergo the unexpurgated Manhattan melodrama: arriving from Iowa for a job interview, the couple run into a transit strike, a blizzard, a hotel which hasn't honoured their reservation, a mugging, and other New York specialities. Then, when they are flying home again happily, their plane is hijacked by Cuban revolutionaries. Neil Simon cranks out this kind of fluff before breakfast, but it is enjoyable. Lemmon suffers the mounting indignities with the skill acquired from playing urban neurotics for most of his career. Sandy Dennis, whose 'Oh my Gaards' punctuate the film like fingernails on a blackboard, gets everything she asks for.

Release details

Duration: 97 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Arthur Hiller
Screenwriter: Neil Simon
Cast: Jack Lemmon
Sandy Dennis
Anne Meara
Ann Prentiss
Ron Carey
Sandy Baron
Phil Bruns
Carlos Montalban
Paul Dooley
Billy Dee Williams
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