Get ready to Rumba!
|The laughs are non-stop when a fun-loving senior citizen convinces his cranky old pal to become the dance host on a Mexican party cruise filled with hordes of single women.|
Editor's NoteJack Lemmon and Walter Matthau are reunited in this hysterically funny high seas romantic adventure. Gambler and con artist Charlie (Walter Matthau) is desperate to meet single, rich ladies with large bank accounts. When he persuades his lonely widower brother-in-law, Herb (Jack Lemmon), into accompanying him on a pleasure cruise, he neglects to mention that they will be working as dance hosts and masquerading as wealthy bachelors. Much to Herb's chagrin, their accommodations are in the bowels of the high-class ship, and they are forced to work for hilariously tyrannical cruise director Gil Godwyn (Brent Spiner). Herb dutifully dances his way into the heart of a lonely widower, Vivian (Gloria De Haven), pretending he is a doctor while Charlie cons high-stakes gamblers and sets his sights on a much younger oil tycoon, Liz (Dyan Cannon). As Charlie and Herb struggle to keep their real identities a secret, their romances blossom until the truth is revealed and they must act fast to save their newly discovered loves.
Cast & Crew
|Anne V. Coates - Editor|
|David Newman - Original Music By|
|David T. Friendly - Producer|
|John Davis - Producer|
|Lajos Koltai - Cinematographer|
|Martha Coolidge - Director|
|Robert Nelson Jacobs - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryA gambler and irrepressible con-artist, Charlie (Walter Matthau) persuades his lonely widower brother-in-law Herb (Jack Lemmon) to join him on a pleasure cruise. What he neglected to mention is that they will masquerade as dance instructors in order to bilk rich women out of their fortunes. Ballroom bumbling ensues in this hilarious comedy, which features fabulous performances by an all star cast including Dyan Cannon, Elaine Stritch, and Gloria De Haven.
|"There's no such thing as too late, that's why they invented death."---- Charlie (Walter Matthau) to Herb (Jack Lemmon)|
|"Madam, I'd be honored if you would take my last name and put it on your bank account."----Charlie|
|"This place, cozy? A good fart will give you a concussion."----Herb to Charlie|
|"Why are you sterilizing your trousers?"----Charlie to Herb|"I'm steaming them." Herb's reply|"Oh, then what are you going to do, eat them with garlic butter?"----Charlie's reply back to Herb|
|"I'm your worst nightmare. A song and dance man raised on a military base."----Gil Godwyn (Brent Spiner) to Charlie and Herb|