Out on a Limb (1992) - Rotten Tomatoes

Out on a Limb1992

Out on a Limb (1992)





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A man trying to help out his sister finds himself chin-deep in hot water in this screwball comedy. Yuppie businessman Bill Campbell (Matthew Broderick) is close to sealing a $140 million business deal when he gets a phone call from his little sister Marci (Courtney Peldon), who is convinced that her new stepfather, Peter Van Der Haven (Jeffrey Jones), the mayor of the city of Buzzsaw, California, is up to no good. Though understandably wary, Bill heads to Buzzsaw, where he promptly loses his paperwork on the deal in progress and is confronted by the city's remarkable collection of eccentrics, including the crazed fugitive Sally (Heidi Kling), the subnormal Jim Jr. and Jim Sr. (John C. Reilly and Michael Monks), and Ann (Marian Mercer), the mayor's loopy wife. It turns out that Marci wasn't entirely wrong; year's ago, Peter's diabolical twin brother Matt (also played by Jones) was sent to jail in his brother's place on criminal charges, and now Matt has violent revenge on his mind. Out on a Limb features an original score by noted composer and arranger Van Dyke Parks.

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Matthew Broderick
as Bill Campbell
Jeffrey Jones
as Matt/Peter
David Margulies
as Buchenwald
Carolyn DuLucia
as Woman on Street
Nancy Lenehan
as Miss Clayton
Paul Allison
as 2nd Twin
Lou DiMaggio
as Analyst
John Posey
as 1st Analyst
Darrell Kunitomi
as 2nd Analyst
Danny Kovacs
as Mechanic
Marsha Mercant
as Woman in 1st Bank
Susan Brill
as Woman in 2nd Bank
Eve Child
as Woman in 3rd Bank
Tom McGraw
as Man in Bank
Michael Halton
as Utility Truck Driver
Paul Hogue
as Little Boy
Elisebeth Hogue
as Little Girl
Carolyn DeLucia
as Woman on Street
Johnny Vega
as Highway Patrolman
Beth Richards
as Priscilla
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Critic Reviews for Out on a Limb

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Even a corpse is livelier and funnier than anything else in the flick.

April 17, 2018 | Full Review…

A seriously unfunny comedy full of actors who've been really funny ... elsewhere.

April 3, 2005 | Rating: 1/5

Audience Reviews for Out on a Limb


Francis Veber's another criative screenplay. But not so good and totally unfunny.

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