Out-of-Towners, The (1999, USA) C-90m. ** D: Sam Weisman. Starring Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn, John Cleese, Mark McKinney, Oliver Hudson, Josh Mostel. Remake of a 1970 film scripted by Neil Simon and starring Jack Lemmon has Martin and Hawn spending a chaotic day (and night) in New York City, where he is supposed to apply for a job. Comedy has some funny moments, most notably those involving hotel manager Cleese (remember his Fawlty Towers?), but also some truly silly ones, which keep this from being a success.


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