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Out-Of-Towners, The

Reviewed In Issue 35 Of Widescreen Review® Stars:
Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, Mark McKinney, John Cleese

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DVD General Information
(Studio/Distributor): Paramount Home Video
(Catalog Number): LV334483-WS
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Retail Price): $29.98
(Running Time In Minutes): 90
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access):
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Theatrical Release): 1999
(LD Release Date): 09/99
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

Credits Information
(Director): Sam Weisman
(Screenplay/Written By): Marc Lawrence
(Story): NA
(Music): Mark Shaiman
(Director Of Photography):
(Production Designer): Ken Adam
(Visual Effects): Rhythm & Hues Studios
(Costume Designer): Ann Roth
(Editor): Kent Beyda, ACE
(Supervising Sound Editors): Robert L. Sephton, MPSE
(Re-Recording Mixers):
(Executive Producers): Christine Forsyth-Peters & Philip E. Thomas
(Co-Producers): Andrew La Marca
(Producers): Robert Evans, Teri Schwartz, Robert Cort & David Madden

DVD Picture Information
(Principal Photography): Academy Standard Flat
(Theatrical Aspect Ratio): 1.85:1
(Measured LaserDisc Aspect Ratio): 1.82:1

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(DVD Soundtrack): Dolby Surround
(Theatrical Sound): DTS & Dolby Digital
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Based on the screenplay by Neil Simon, the 1999 version of The Out-Of-Towners stars Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn in the roles made famous by Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis. Henry and Nancy Clark are a frumpy Midwestern couple given the opportunity to relocate to New York City. But when they arrive in town for Henry’s interview, they experience a comedy of errors that threaten their luggage, their marriage and their very lives. John Cleese is fantastic as the cross-dressing hotel manager Mr. Mersoult.

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