The Out-of-Towners (1970) - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

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Jack Lemmon
as George Kellerman
Sandy Dennis
as Gwen Kellerman
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
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
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
B. Paipert
as Sweeper
J. French
as Cleaning Woman
Ray Ballard
as Attendant
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Critic Reviews for The Out-of-Towners

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (2)

It is the closest the sound film has come to recapturing the genius of the silent movie chase comedy.

May 29, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

August 31, 2012 | Full Review…

...a fairly straight-forward premise that's employed to somewhat repetitive yet mostly engaging effect...

June 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Pained and occasionally hilarious fun.

July 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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

April 10, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

A grumpy, occasionally funny Neil Simon film.

January 17, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

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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