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Out on a Limb (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 4 September 1992 (USA)
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Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

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Francis Veber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick ... Bill Campbell
Jeffrey Jones ... Matt Skearns / Peter Van Der Haven
Heidi Kling ... Sally
John C. Reilly ... Jim Jr.
Marian Mercer ... Ann Campbell Van Der Haven
Larry Hankin ... Officer Darren
David Margulies ... Mr. Buchenwald
Courtney Peldon ... Marci Campbell
Michael Monks ... Jim Sr.
Andrew Benne Andrew Benne ... Officer Larry (as Andy Kossin)
Mickey Jones ... Virgil
Nancy Lenehan ... Miss Clayton
Noah Craig Andrews Noah Craig Andrews ... Julius
Ben Diskin ... Henry
Adam Wylie ... Bob
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Matthew Broderick goes Out on a Limb in this surprising adventure about a financial whiz who takes a wild detour to come to the aid of his kid sister in the small logging town of Buzzsaw.

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He's got 24 hours to find his missing wallet with a phone number worth a hundred million dollars. There's only one place he hasn't looked...

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and violence, and for comic nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Welcome to Buzzsaw See more »

Filming Locations:

Boulder Creek, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,114,255, 7 September 1992

Gross USA:

$1,659,542

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,659,542
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The movie re-unites Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) lead actors Matthew Broderick and Jeffrey Jones, the only occurrence to date. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie Bill's stolen car breaks down while Sally is driving it. Later when Bill recovers his car, the mechanic informs him that he had to fix the car's oil pan - implying that the cause of the breakdown was a lack of oil pressure. However, if a car engine's oil pressure falls to a level at which it can no longer operate, which rendered the car inoperable in the case of Sally's escape earlier, it is very likely that permanent engine damage would have occurred, as basic lubrication mechanisms would have failed. In other words, it is very unlikely that a simple oil pan plugging (as the mechanic had performed when Bill recovered the car) would restore the engine to an operative state. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the theatrical version, when Bill is forced to strip, the scene ends with him taking his shirt off and begins with him walking down the street covering himself with the mailbox. But in the TV version, after he takes his shirt off, it continues until he takes his pants off, then shows a far angle of him naked and Sally driving off, then it goes to the scene with him and the mailbox. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Rebel Set (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

(Hey Baby) Que Paso
Written by Augie Meyers, 'Bill Sheffield'
Performed by Texas Tornados
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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From the worst possible reviews an amazingly fun movie rises.
17 May 1999 | by uksludgeSee all my reviews

This movie received a 1 star out of 5 rating (=awful) in the Radio Times but I decided to watch it none the less since it starred Matthew Broderick, looked fun and some of these 'dreadful' films are quite fun.

Well, I loved it, perhaps because I felt sorry for this poor, put upon underdog, but my opinion was genuine, one of the most fun films I'd seen (maybe ever). Dumb and Dumber is similar in some respects but much too brash in my opinion and without the subtlety and charm and downright sense of fun of this effort.


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