Out To Sea

Out To Sea

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Director: Martha Coolidge, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon

Cast: Martha Coolidge, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon

     
 

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The original Odd Couple return to the screen to the delight of audiences young and old in 20th Century Fox's release of the high-seas comedy Out to Sea. Viewable in either 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this release also offers a variety of audio options including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital

Overview

The original Odd Couple return to the screen to the delight of audiences young and old in 20th Century Fox's release of the high-seas comedy Out to Sea. Viewable in either 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen or 1.33:1 pan-and-scan, this release also offers a variety of audio options including closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital Surround, and French Dolby Digital Mono with optional English and Spanish subtitles. A theatrical trailer is also included.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Nathan Southern
Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau's penultimate screen vehicle never touches the comedic gold of The Odd Couple or The Fortune Cookie, but is so much fresher and funnier than the following year's execrable Odd Couple II (or the duo's nadir of all nadirs, 1981's Buddy Buddy) that fans of the leads who are unfamiliar with this picture may find it a pleasant surprise. The script, by first-timer Robert Nelson Jacobs, carefully skirts around the crass scatological yock of the Grumpy Old Men films, but also proves that less aggressively offensive doesn't necessarily mean less amusing. Jacobs and director Martha Coolidge curry much hilarity from the story's central fish-out-of-water premise, especially in a riotous central set-piece where Matthau's leaden-toed character attempts to dance (what a word) with the cruise ship owner (Rue McClanahan), while hiding from a paramour he has deceived. The filmmakers also tap humor from eccentricities of the secondary and tertiary characters, particularly Brent Spiner as a scheming, sniveling cruise host who juggles an absurd number of hats as the boat's musical performer (and does perhaps the funniest cover of "Oye Como Va" ever filmed). As usual, Lemmon masters the slow-burn here, once again cast as an increasingly exasperated straight man vis-a-vis Matthau's nutty scheming. The picture's greatest asset, though, is its supporting cast, comprised of vets including not only Spiner and McClanahan, but Donald O'Connor, Dyan Cannon, Hal Linden, Elaine Stritch, Gloria DeHaven, and the wily old satyr Edward Mulhare, who died not long after production. The end-credits roll features cutaways to members of the ensemble dancing (alone and in pairs) to Bobby Darin's cover of "More," on a black soundstage. It's such an exuberant three-minute stretch - rife to bursting with the joy of performance - that it kicks the picture up from an amiable diversion into the realm of the sublime in its final moments.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/01/2004
UPC:
0024543106135
Original Release:
1997
Rating:
PG-13
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:46:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jack Lemmon Herb
Walter Matthau Charlie
Dyan Cannon Liz
Gloria DeHaven Vivian
Brent Spiner Godwyn
Elaine Stritch Mavis
Hal Linden Mac
Donald O'Connor Jonathan
Edward Mulhare Carswell
Rue McClanahan Mrs. Carruthers

Technical Credits
Martha Coolidge Director
Randall Badger Asst. Director
Barry Berg Executive Producer
Kim Blank Choreography
Jackie Burch Casting
Anne V. Coates Editor
John Davis Producer
David T. Friendly Producer
Robert Nelson Jacobs Screenwriter
Lajos Koltai Cinematographer
William Matthews Art Director
David Newman Songwriter
Jane Robinson Costumes/Costume Designer
Dylan Sellers Executive Producer
James Spencer Production Designer
Jim Webb Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- Fullscreen
1. Main Title/Santa Anita [4:44]
2. Cruise, Anyone? [3:59]
3. Wrong Seat [2:23]
4. Welcome Aboard [4:02]
5. We're What? [1:19]
6. Opening Night [3:55]
7. High Stakes Game [5:57]
8. Care to Dance? [3:29]
9. Phantom of the Ballroom [:31]
10. A Clever Ruse [5:45]
11. Fiesta! [3:59]
12. Beautiful Women [4:09]
13. Slow-Slow-Quick-Quick [4:27]
14. Ravaged [4:19]
15. The Whole Truth [4:45]
16. An Even Better Trick [3:19]
17. Eclipse Day [5:27]
18. Interrupted Plans [2:34]
19. Aeropuerto [1:16]
20. All's Well That.../End Credits [7:59]
Side #2 -- Widescreen
1. Main Title/Santa Anita [4:44]
2. Cruise, Anyone? [3:59]
3. Wrong Seat [2:23]
4. Welcome Aboard [4:02]
5. We're What? [1:19]
6. Opening Night [3:55]
7. High Stakes Game [5:57]
8. Care to Dance? [3:29]
9. Phantom of the Ballroom [:31]
10. A Clever Ruse [5:45]
11. Fiesta! [3:59]
12. Beautiful Women [4:09]
13. Slow-Slow-Quick-Quick [4:27]
14. Ravaged [4:19]
15. The Whole Truth [4:45]
16. An Even Better Trick [3:19]
17. Eclipse Day [5:27]
18. Interrupted Plans [2:34]
19. Aeropuerto [1:16]
20. All's Well That.../End Credits [7:59]

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Out To Sea 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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This is without a doubt my favorite movie of All Time!!!!There is not a minute that goes by that a funny thing does not happen, this is definetely one of Walter matthaus and jack lemmons best performance.The movie is about two grumpy old men that that hit the high seas.Charlie(Walter Matthau) fast-talks his friend Herb(Jack Lemmon) into joining him for a luxury cruise on an ocean liner .Charlie tells Herb that the cruise is free which is really not the case and he says it will be a good way to meet rich widos!Herb doesnt know that Charlie signes them up as dance hosts!The movie has comedy with romance with drama and a little bit of action, get this movie if you are a comedy fan, trust me you wont be dissapointed!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I first saw Out To Sea on the big picture in 1997 when it was released in theaters. After seeing it I was laughing my head off all the way back home. This movie was so hilarious I could watch it again and again. I just bought the DVD version and what a laugh I get when watching it over and over again. I strongly recommed you buy this comedy classic. It's that funny.
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