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Out of Sight (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, 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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Robinson ...
Mike Malone ...
Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
Donna Frenzel ...
Bank Teller
Manny Suárez ...
Bank Cop (as Manny Suarez)
Bank Cop
Chino (as Luis Guzman)
Paul Soileau ...


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un romance peligroso  »

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Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£3,161,212 (UK) (8 January 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jennifer Lopez trained for 10 weeks with a real FBI agent, learning how to shoot sniper rifles. See more »


The blood on the gun disappears and reappears between cuts. See more »


[while eavesdropping on Miller trying to shakedown Ripley]
Jack Foley: Five hundred bucks for a pillow?
Maurice "Snoopy" Miller: That's right.
Richard Ripley: [to Foley] It does seem a little high, doesn't it?
Maurice "Snoopy" Miller: Shut up, Dick.
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Featured in Shirtless: Hollywood's Sexiest Men (2002) See more »


Written by Juan García Esquivel (as Joyce Esquivel)
Performed by Juan García Esquivel (as Esquivel)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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See? J.Lo CAN act!
1 June 2002 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Chemistry so hot that they ignite the screen. Too bad it didn't ignite the Box Office, but Out Of Sight is one movie both George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez can feel damn proud of. Maybe it's the fact that George's criminal character is *actually* funny and multi-dimensional. Maybe it's the fact that the storyline actually has a story to it - and an interesting one at that. Hell - maybe it's just that J.Lo walks around in skimpy outfits - curves flaunted - and likes to kick butt. After much consideration, I must concur: it's equal parts to all 3.

Strong performances by Clooney (Jack) and Lopez (Karen), as well as George's Ocean's 11 co-star Don Cheadle. Witty script and likeable characters with a satisfying and plot-twisting ending. What more can you want? Did I hear you say Jennifer Lopez naked? Yeah well, you won't get that here... but it's good all the same!

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