Out to Sea


Out to Sea (1997)


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A pair of grumpy old men hit the high seas in this comedy. Small-time con man Charlie (Walter Matthau) fast-talks his considerably more straight-laced friend Herb (Jack Lemmon) into joining him for a luxury cruise on an ocean liner headed to the Bahamas. Charlie tells Herb that the trip is free and will be a good way to meet rich widows; both parts are true enough, but Herb doesn't know that Charlie has signed them on as dance hosts (hence the free tickets), and Herb isn't sure if he's ready for romance after the recent death of his wife. As the men struggle with the fact that Herb isn't much of a hoofer (and Charlie can't dance at all) under the strict tutelage of cruise director Godwyn (Brent Spiner), Charlie starts sweet-talking beautiful heiress Liz (Dyan Cannon), while Herb finds a soul mate in Vivian (Gloria DeHaven), who lost her husband not long ago. Out to Sea also stars Elaine Stritch, Hal Linden, Rue McClanahan, and Donald O'Connor, who pulled his dancing shoes out of mothballs for his role. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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Rue McClanahan
as Mrs. Carruthers
Allan Rich
as Sebastian
Goh Misawa
as Tanaka
Kim Blank
as Dance Instructor
Carol Barbee
as Flight Attendant
Dale Raoul
as Sylvia
Lomax Study
as Shapiro
Shaun Toub
as Bettor in Front
Bert Rosario
as Cab Driver
Paul Kievit
as Ship Captain
Henk Ijdens
as Ship Officer
P.D. Mani
as Floor Person
Trevor Denman
as Track Announcer
Bubba Dean Ramob
as Dance Host
Allen Walls
as Dance Host
Laura Canellias
as Ballroom Dancer
Cindera Che
as Ballroom Dancer
Leslie Cook
as Ballroom Dancer
Andre Fortin
as Ballroom Dancer
Dotti Karlstein
as Ballroom Dancer
Albert Torres
as Ballroom Dancer
Diane Mizota
as Showgirl
Bubba Carr
as Showguy
Ronnie Willis
as Showguys
Ungela Brockman
as Mexican Dancer
John R. Corella
as Mexican Dancer
Jaoquin Escamilla
as Mexican Dancer
Eddie Garcia
as Mexican Dancer
Sal Lopez
as Mexican Dancer
U. Lucero
as Mexican Dancer
as Mexican Dancer
Darrel W. Wright
as Mexican Dancer
Thomas DeLuca
as Piano Player
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Critic Reviews for Out to Sea

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (5)

Sporadically engaging.

Jan 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4
USA Today
Top Critic

A botched excuse for a madcap comedy.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: C | Full Review…

The desperately overboard coming-attractions clip suggests something like Speed 0: Bladder Control--so it's a relief that this film's own seamanly "action" finale involves nothing more adventurous than shooting off a flare.

Sep 5, 2009 | Full Review…

A delightful comedy.

Mar 4, 2006 | Rating: 7/10

The Matthau-Lemmon magic still works in this later-in-their-careers comedy.

Aug 13, 2005 | Rating: 4/5

Even the combined talents of Matthau and Lemmon can't save this sinking ship.

Aug 8, 2002 | Rating: 1/10

Audience Reviews for Out to Sea

The last Matthau/Lemmon movie and really great for anyone that likes either.

Sunil Jawahir
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