Out on a Limb

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Francis Veber
Production: MCA Universal Home Video
  1 win.
93 min


find a seat. Sit down, please. My name is Miss Clayton,

and I'm your new teacher. And since today's

our first day together, I think we should get

to know one another. So I'm gonna ask each

of you to tell us about

your summer vacation. Who wants to start? What's your name? Priscilla Johnson. You want to tell us about

your vacation, Priscilla? I got the measles. Oh, the measles.

That's too bad. Was that at the beginning

of vacation or the end? The beginning. Well, good. Then you had

all of August to rest up. What did you do in August? I got the mumps. You didn't. I did.

But it was okay. It was a neat vacation

with lots of presents. And everyone

was very nice to me. Oh, good. Except Daddy got nervous

when he got the mumps. (LAUGHING) But aside from that,

it was great. Is that all? Isn't that enough? Sure. Yes. Thanks, Priscilla. And what's your name? Elliot Field. Go ahead, Elliot.

We're listening. I went to summer camp. Okay. What'd you do

at summer camp? We threw cottage cheese

at each other. (CHILDREN LAUGHING) And then what? Ketchup. (CHILDREN LAUGHING) And aside from having

food fights, did you

do anything interesting? No, but that

was interesting. Yes, it was.

Thank you, Elliot. And let's see.

What's your name? Marci Campbell. Tell us about

your vacation, Marci. Well, during my vacation,

my brother lost his job, my mom almost

lost her mind and my stepfather

was murdered

by his twin brother. What kind of story

is that, Marci? It's not a story.

It's the truth. It happened in Buzzsaw. That's a little

town up north. My stepfather

was the mayor. I don't remember

any story about a mayor being murdered

by his twin brother. Okay, Marci, go ahead.

Tell your story,

we're listening. It was a dark night. Actually, it was a dark

and stormy night. A big truck came to my

stepfather's lumberyard. A very big truck. And in the truck

was a killer. His name

was Matt Skearns and he was very tall

like my stepfather and very ugly

like my stepfather. And he couldn't see

without his glasses,

like my stepfather. But that was normal, because he was

his twin brother. Matt Skearns had come bak

to town to get his reven. He'd been in jail for 15 yeas

for a crime he didn't commit, so you can imagine

how mad he was. (SCREAMING) Matt had an accomplice,

Virgil, a man he'd met in prison. Virgil was mean too,

but not as mean as Mat. Yo, four eyes.

You're late, four eyes. Don't call me that. So, how are the boys

in the joint? They don't miss me

and they sure as hell

don't miss you. (SCOFFS) Now here's

the phone number. And the name is Van Der Haven.

Mayor Van Der Haven. Good luck.

I'll meet you

tomorrow night. MARCI: I couldn't sleep

because of the storm, so I was relaxing

and watching a funny

movie on TV when the phone rang. (PHONE RINGING) (BARKS) (PHONE CONTINUES RINGING) Hello? (CLEARS THROAT) Mayor Van Der Haven? Who's calling?

Who is this? Hiya, Petey.

(CHUCKLES) Ah, hold on. Matt, how nice

to hear from you

after all these years. I want $150,000,

tomorrow, at your lumberyard! $150,000? Okay, okay. You'll get your goddamn

money, you little sh*t! Just keep your end

of the bargain. If I ever see

or hear from you again, I'll personally

kill you! Understand? I'll kill you! (THUD) MARCI: That night I discovered

that my stepfather, who everybody thought was

so honest and so respectab, wasn't the man

he pretended to be. (THUNDER CLAPS) That night I discovered tht

my stepfather was a crimin. Wow. Are you watching too many

horror movies, Marci? No, why? Well, one thing's

for sure. You have

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Daniel Goldin

Daniel Saul Goldin (born July 23, 1940) served as the 9th and longest-tenured Administrator of NASA from April 1, 1992, to November 17, 2001. He was appointed by President George H. W. Bush and also served under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. more…

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