Out on a Limb is a 1992 comedy film written by Joshua and Daniel Goldin and directed by Francis Veber, a French film director and screenwriter of Armenian and Jewish heritage. It stars Matthew Broderick, Jeffrey Jones, Heidi Kling, Courtney Peldon, Michael Monks, and John C. Reilly. The film was released by Universal Pictures on September 4, 1992.
The film follows hot shot businessman Bill Campbell (Broderick), who has returned to his hometown of Buzzsaw at the request of his younger sister Marci (Peldon), who is convinced their stepfather Mayor Van Der Haven (Jones) who has been murdered and replaced by his twin brother Matt Skerns. On the way to Buzzsaw his car and clothes (including his wallet which contains an important contact number) are stolen by a woman named Sally (Kling) and he is forced to hitchhike home naked, where he is picked up by two drunken brothers both named Jim (Monks and Reilly). Over the course of the day Campbell must find Sally, retrieve his wallet, and avoid the diabolical Skerns who is looking for financial compensation after spending 15 years in prison for his twin brother.