The Out-of-Towners (1970)




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Ohio businessman Jack Lemmon is offered a golden job opportunity; all he has to do is relocate himself and wife Sandy Dennis to New York City. Within a 36-hour period, the two experience a series of disasters, until the disheveled Lemmon and his wife head back to Ohio -- almost.
Classics , Comedy
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Paramount Pictures

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Jack Lemmon
as George Kellerman
Sandy Dennis
as Gwen Kellerman
Sandy Baron
as TV Man
Anne Meara
as Woman In Police Station
Ann Prentiss
as Airline Stewardess
Milt Kamen
as Counterman
Robert Nichols
as Man in Airplane
Ron Carey
as Boston Cab Driver
Philip Bruns
as Officer Meyers
Graham Jarvis
as Murray
Carlos Montalban
as Cuban Diplomat
Robert King
as Agent in Boston
Johnny Brown
as Waiter on Train
Dolph Sweet
as Police Sergeant
Jack Crowder
as Police Officer
Jon Korkes
as Looter
Robert Walden
as Looter
Richard Libertini
as Boston Baggage Man
Paul Dooley
as Day Hotel Clerk
Anthony Holland
as Night Hotel Clerk
Billy Dee Williams
as Lost and Found Supervisor
Bob Bennett
as Man in Boston Phone Booth
Mary Norman
as Stewardess
Paul Jabara
as lst Hippie
Hash Howard
as 2nd Hippie
James Vincent Meredith
as Washroom Lady
B. Paipert
as Sweeper
J. French
as Cleaning Woman
A.P. Westcott
as Porter
Ray Ballard
as Attendant
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Critic Reviews for The Out-of-Towners

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (1)

Because Simon is dealing with a place -- and a commonplace -- rather than people, it is only too easy to see the jokes coming long before they arrive.

Full Review… | August 31, 2012
Village Voice
Top Critic

Jack Lemmon, Sandy Dennis, and a gritty New York City make this worth watching.

Full Review… | April 10, 2016
Three Movie Buffs

A grumpy, occasionally funny Neil Simon film.

January 17, 2008

Exasperating--should be called 'Down-n-Outers.'

October 25, 2004
Kansas City Kansan

Even with the normally loveable Jack Lemmon as its star and a script from Neil Simon, it's a dreary bore.

June 5, 2004
Apollo Guide

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May 7, 2007

Audience Reviews for The Out-of-Towners

I actuallly like the remake of this one better but it has moments.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer


Sort of like After Hours, but less spooky.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer

George Kellerman: Yes, what seems to be the problem now? Airline Stewardess: Well, I imagine that we've run into some bad weather. George Kellerman: You don't have to imagine just look out the window!

Arash Xak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

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