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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 ...
Mike Malone ...
Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
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Donna Frenzel ...
Bank Teller
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Adele
Manny Suárez ...
Bank Cop (as Manny Suarez)
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Bank Cop
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Chino (as Luis Guzman)
Paul Soileau ...
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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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Rated R for language and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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26 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The scenes at Glades were filmed at Angola Prison in Louisiana where 500 real cons were used as extras. See more »

Goofs

When they drive the van the "snow" on the ground behaves like it is made of some mushy foam. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Hejira: I was supposed to leave last night with the lady Marshall, but for some reason she wanted to wait.
Jack Foley: She did, huh?
Hejira: I guess it's cheaper taking two of us down there in one van.
Jack Foley: Could be. Or maybe she thought we had a lot to talk about.
Hejira: Really? Like what?
Jack Foley: I don't know. Long ride to Florida...
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Connections

Referenced in Under the Bunker: On the Set of 'Three Kings' (2000) See more »

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Canadian Sunset
Written by Norman Gimbel and Eddie Heywood
Performed by Juan García Esquivel (as Esquivel)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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.


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