Out to Sea


Out to Sea
Out to Sea

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Martha Coolidge
Produced by John Davis
David T. Friendly
Written by Robert Nelson Jacobs
Starring Walter Matthau
Jack Lemmon
Rue McClanahan
Dyan Cannon
Brent Spiner
Music by Michael Muhlfriedel
David Newman
Cinematography Lajos Koltai
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Studio Davis Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date(s) July 2, 1997
Running time 109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget N/A

Out to Sea is a 1997 romantic comedy film starring Walter Matthau, Jack Lemmon, Rue McClanahan, Dyan Cannon and Brent Spiner. The film was directed by Martha Coolidge, with a screenplay by Robert Nelson Jacobs. The original music score was composed by Michael Muhlfriedel and David Newman.

Plot summary

Compulsive gambler Charlie Gordon, hiding out from his various bookies and loan sharks, cons his brother-in-law, widower Herb Sullivan, into an all expenses-paid luxury Holland America cruise. The catch, which Charlie does not reveal to Herb until the ship has left port, is that they are required to work as dance hosts and must sleep in a cramped cabin in the bowels of the ship.

Ruled over by tyrannical, control-freak cruise director Gil Godwin ("a song and dance man raised on a military base"), they do their best, despite Charlie's not actually being able to dance. Each meets a lady of interest. One is the luscious heiress Liz LaBreche, whose wealth attracts Charlie every bit as much as the rest of her does. The other is lovely widow Vivian, who is under the impression that Herb is a doctor, not a dancer.

By the time Charlie literally drags ship owner Mrs. Carruthers across the dance floor, the boys aren't sure if they will find true love or need to abandon ship.

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