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
Dennis Farina and Michael Keaton previously appeared in different Elmore Leonard adaptations: Farina in Get Shorty (1995) and Keaton in Jackie Brown (1997). See more »
When they drive the van the "snow" on the ground behaves like it is made of some mushy foam. See more »
I was supposed to leave last night with the lady Marshall, but for some reason she wanted to wait.
She did, huh?
I guess it's cheaper taking two of us down there in one van.
Could be. Or maybe she thought we had a lot to talk about.
Really? Like what?
I don't know. Long ride to Florida...
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Great film. The characters seemed believable. The dialog well written, sharp, but not overly polished, no character has a monologue. How often in the 90's do we see a thriller, or crime mystery, or a buddy film, all components the film plays with, and would consider a discussion about the script? Leonard has a way with the practical aspects of crime, the fist fight and shoot outs are awkward, characters miss their mark more often than not, they run out of gas. How often in an action film does the hero miss a shot? I'm sick to death of wildly unbelievable stories, huge explosions and car chases. The photography is very well done and the soundtrack is fantastic. Of particular note is the editing, of which the film received an oscar nomination. One of the best love scenes in a contemporary film. What you hope you get with an adult crime movie, sleek, smart and sexy.
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