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Out to Sea (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 2 July 1997 (USA)
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A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.

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Martha Coolidge

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Lemmon ... Herb Sullivan
Walter Matthau ... Charlie Gordon
Dyan Cannon ... Liz LaBreche
Gloria DeHaven ... Vivian (as Gloria De Haven)
Brent Spiner ... Gil Godwyn
Elaine Stritch ... Mavis LaBreche
Hal Linden ... Mac Valor
Donald O'Connor ... Jonathan Devereaux
Edward Mulhare ... Cullen Carswell
Rue McClanahan ... Mrs. Ellen Carruthers
Alexandra Powers ... Shelly
Sean O'Bryan ... Allan
Esther Scott ... Maria
Allan Rich ... Sebastian
Estelle Harris ... Bridget
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Storyline

Care-free Charlie cons his widower brother-in-law Herb into an expenses-paid luxury cruise in search of rich, lonely ladies. The catch is that they are required to be dance hosts! With a tyrannical cruise director, and the luscious Liz and lovely Vivian, our heroes have lots of mis-adventures before they finally return to port. Written by Derek Picken <dpicken@email.msn.com>

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They were the odd couple who later became the grumpiest old men. Now they're taking it to the high seas. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for language and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

2 July 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bailando sobre el mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,655,948, 6 July 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$27,974,168, 28 September 1997
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The ninth pairing out of ten movies of comic actors and great friends Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. See more »

Goofs

Vivian is led to believe that Herb is a doctor, but when she finds out he isn't, she's upset that he lied to her. He explains later that it was Charlie that lied to her, but that isn't correct either. Charlie lied to the flight attendant and Vivian just happened to overhear it. See more »

Quotes

Charlie: What do I look like, a schmuck?
Mavis: The jury's still out on that one.
Liz LaBreche: Shut up, ma. We're keepin' him.
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Crazy Credits

During the first part of the credits, the cast (singly and in pairs) dances; during the latter part, we see outtakes. See more »

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Features Predator (1987) See more »

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Fun Life
Written by Kenny McDonald Williams
Performed by Steel Fusion Musik
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Entertaining.
1 April 2003 | by Jack the Ripper1888See all my reviews

There isn't much to say about this film. It is entertaining, and was not made with the intent of winning any major awards, but just to make people laugh. Most of the humor works quite well too. It is very reminiscent of Lemmon and Matthau's other projects together THE ODD COUPLE II and Lemmon's solo with James Garner MY FELLOW AMERICANS.

The film has divine originality as the plot has not been done before; but the story has its share of cliches. The dance host director (played by Brent Spiner) who has the honor of taking on the "bad guy villain" role of this film is quite laughable, but still acceptable. The film goes from depressing to funny as hell and makes you forget your life for a while.

Quite a good comeback for the Grumpys. Well worth watching. I recommend you see GRUMPY OLD MEN, THE ODD COUPLE II and MY FELLOW AMERICANS.

OUT TO SEA: 4/5.


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