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Out on a Limb Details


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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 4, 1992


Matthew Broderick
as Bill Campbell
Jeffrey Jones
as Matt/Peter
Heidi Kling
as Sally
John C. Reilly
as Jim Jr.
Marian Mercer
as Ann Van Der Haven
Larry Hankin
as Darren
David Margulies
as Mr. Buchenwald
Courtney Peldon
as Marci Van Der Haven
Michael Monks
as Jim Sr.
Shawn Schepps
as Cindy
Danny Kovacs
as Mechanic
Paul Hogue
as Little Boy
Ben Diskin
as Henry
Vivian Steindal
as Girl #1
Beth Richards
as Priscilla
Marsha Mercant
as Woman in 1st Bank
Mickey Jones
as Virgil
Deborah Goodrich
as Jenny
Eve Child
as Woman in 3rd Bank
Christopher Grove
as Waiter
Robert Burr
as Travis
Andy Kossin
as Larry
Mollie Stickney
as Teller
Nancy Lenehan
as Miss Clayton
Adam Wylie
as Bob
Paul Allison
as Twin #2
Richard Allison
as Twin #1
Elisebeth Hogue
as Little Girl
Darrell Kunitomi
as 2nd Analyst
John Posey
as 1st Analyst
Michael Halton
as Utility Truck Driver
Johnny Vega
as Highway Patrolman
Blaine Souza
as Jed
Susan Brill
as Woman in 2nd Bank
John Christian Graas
as Elliott
Julie Araskog
as Julie
Lou di Maggio
as Analyst
Dianne Crittenden
Rob Neukirch
as Steve
Tom McGraw
as Man in Bank


Francis Veber
Robert W. Cort
Kelly Van Horn
Michael Hertzberg
Ted Field
Joshua Goldin
Daniel Goldin
Donald Thorin
Van Dyke Parks
Composer (Music Score)
Glenn Farr
Peg Cummings
Set Designer
Al Laverde
Key Grip