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Out of Sight (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  26 June 1998 (USA)
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A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.

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Jim Robinson ...
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Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
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Donna Frenzel ...
Bank Teller
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Manny Suárez ...
Bank Cop (as Manny Suarez)
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Bank Cop
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Chino (as Luis Guzman)
Paul Soileau ...
Lulu
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Storyline

A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in. Written by <97fa043@dvc.edu>

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Opposites attract.

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for language and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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26 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un romance peligroso  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,020,435 (USA) (26 June 1998)

Gross:

£3,161,212 (UK) (8 January 1999)
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Trivia

The elderly man who gets into the elevator with Jack and Buddy (when Karen sees Jack at Buddy's apartment building) is Philip Perlman, producer Danny DeVito's father-in-law. See more »

Goofs

Seconds before the car crash the windows of the sedan are rolled down halfway. When it collides with the barrels, Karen thumps her head on a fully closed window. See more »

Quotes

[Ray is wearing an "FBI" t-shirt]
Marshall Sisco: Hey Ray, do you ever wear one that says "undercover"?
Ray Nicolet: [pause] No.
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Performed by Mongo Santamaría
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Great movie!
22 February 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I, too, had a little trouble buying that such an intense relationship was born from such a minor conversation between them in the trunk. However, when I was able to get past that inconsistency in the plot, I found a great movie. Clooney and Lopez have great chemistry and show that they are both actors worthy of recognition. I loved the editing--the choppy cuts and the freezing of certain scenes. And I have never seen a better seduction scene in my life. The supporting cast was great too, especially the incomparably zany Steve Zahn. And once I got past the improbability of the relationship being so intense that she would risk her career for it, I thought that the way that she did risk her career was just great. I laughed out loud at the scene when he waves to her from the elevator. That is just a wonderful illustration that not everything is clear-cut or easy to do. Clooney was phenomenal, so cool...and just resigned to his life. I loved it.

By the way, seeing this movie after Jennifer Lopez has launched her career in pop music simply infuriated me that Hollywood has all but lost a true talent to the world of bubblegum pop.


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