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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. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:September 4, 1992

Cast

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
Dianne Crittenden
Elisebeth Hogue
as Little Girl
Rob Neukirch
as Steve
Christopher Grove
as Waiter
Andy Kossin
as Larry
Mickey Jones
as Virgil
Nancy Lenehan
as Miss Clayton
Ben Diskin
as Henry
Adam Wylie
as Bob
John Christian Graas
as Elliott
Richard Allison
as Twin #1
Paul Allison
as Twin #2
Lou di Maggio
as Analyst
John Posey
as 1st Analyst
Darrell Kunitomi
as 2nd Analyst
Julie Araskog
as Julie
Robert Burr
as Travis
Danny Kovacs
as Mechanic
Blaine Souza
as Jed
Mollie Stickney
as Teller
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
Deborah Goodrich
as Jenny
Vivian Steindal
as Girl #1
Paul Hogue
as Little Boy
Johnny Vega
as Highway Patrolman
Beth Richards
as Priscilla
Marsha Mercant
as Woman in 1st Bank
Mollie Stickney
as Teller
Darrell Kunitomi
as 2nd Analyst
Susan Brill
as Woman in 2nd Bank
Michael Halton
as Utility Truck Driver
Christopher Grove
as Waiter
Rob Neukirch
as Steve
Adam Wylie
as Bob
Richard Allison
as Twin #1
Ben Diskin
as Henry
Mickey Jones
as Virgil
Paul Hogue
as Little Boy
Danny Kovacs
as Mechanic
Robert Burr
as Travis
Lou di Maggio
as Analyst
Deborah Goodrich
as Jenny
John Posey
as 1st Analyst
Johnny Vega
as Highway Patrolman
Andy Kossin
as Larry
Vivian Steindal
as Girl #1
Elisebeth Hogue
as Little Girl
Paul Allison
as Twin #2
Blaine Souza
as Jed
Tom McGraw
as Man in Bank
John Christian Graas
as Elliott
Nancy Lenehan
as Miss Clayton
Eve Child
as Woman in 3rd Bank
Julie Araskog
as Julie

Crew

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