7.0/10
72,978
310 user 159 critic

Out of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. marshal he has kidnapped.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
Reviews
Popularity
3,240 ( 279)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Opposites attract.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un romance peligroso  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,339,525 (USA) (28 August 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| | |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

During their DVD commentary, director Steven Soderbergh and writer Scott Frank reveal that the actors ad libbed several memorable lines in the script. Don Cheadle wrote the line, "in a situation like this, there's a high potentiality for the common motherfucker to bitch out." See more »

Goofs

The bag with the fish inside faces different directions in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Marshall Sisco: Are you gonna go get him?
Karen Sisco: It's possible, why?
Marshall Sisco: Well, I was thinking, you could have a nice time with him on the ride down - like picking up where your interlude or whatever you call it left off - and then you could throw him in the shit house!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in L'âge d'or de la musique de film 1965-1975 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Watermelon Man
Written by Herbie Hancock
Performed by Mongo Santamaría
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

The "Pulp Fiction" of 1998
4 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wild and chaotic action/drama/comedy that was basically ignored by everyone in 1998, but was definitely one of the top ten films of the year. Bank robber George Clooney escapes prison one day and is tracked by a female federal marshal (Jennifer Lopez, in a very hot performance). There is definitely a chemistry between Clooney and Lopez that will lead to fireworks on more than one occasion. Clooney has teamed up with some crazed criminals for a jewel heist, but Lopez continues to track him relentlessly. "Out of Sight" is so full of, well, everything. It is packed with action, romance, drama, and some very black comedy. Clooney and Lopez do the best work of their careers. The supporting cast is super as well. Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, Michael Keaton, Dennis Farina, and Albert Brooks all shine with the inventive screenplay and the top-notch direction. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


79 of 110 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
One of the best onscreen chemistry scenes Otty1
The worst commentary track ever ? klintoneastwood
Isiah Washington Has The Best Line In This Film. ChairmanOfTheBored
George and jennifer simplydiva66
It is true that love scene was improvised ? KrisTina_1994
the candle next to the bathtub patrick2403
Discuss Out of Sight (1998) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?