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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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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 <>

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Opposites attract.


Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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Jack Foley: Take your sunglasses off.
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Glenn Michaels: Um, we're in civilization now so you can ease up just a little bit.
Jack Foley: I'm sorry! I'd like you to wait in the car please. Take her, put her in the back.
Glenn Michaels: Okay... in the trunk?
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One of the best films of the 90's
29 February 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

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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