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Out of Sight (1998)

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

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

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Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
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Donna Frenzel ...
Bank Teller
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Adele
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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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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>

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Opposites attract.


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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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Un romance peligroso  »

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Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,339,525 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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Trivia

Both 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 »

Goofs

In the car crash with Glenn Michaels, Karen Sisco hits her forehead on the left side, but in the hospital the right side of her forehead is bruised. See more »

Quotes

[eavesdropping on Maurice trying to shakedown Ripley]
Jack Foley: If you're smart, Ripley, you'll tell this guy to fuck off.
Richard Ripley: Really?
[Maurice gives him a threatening stare]
Richard Ripley: Well, I - I - I don't know.
Jack Foley: First of all, if he kills you, then he's gonna get nothin'.
Maurice "Snoopy" Miller: Well, uh, the man don't just have to die, Foley. I mean, he could accidentally hurt himself falling down on something real hard, you know. Like a shiv, or my dick.
Richard Ripley: [whispers to Foley] I'll pay. I'll pay it. Don't worry.
Jack Foley: If he falls on anything, Snoop, ...
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It's Your Thing
Written by Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley and O'Kelly Isley
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great movie!
22 February 2000 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

I, too, had a little trouble buying that such an intense relationship was born from such a minor conversation between them in the trunk. However, when I was able to get past that inconsistency in the plot, I found a great movie. Clooney and Lopez have great chemistry and show that they are both actors worthy of recognition. I loved the editing--the choppy cuts and the freezing of certain scenes. And I have never seen a better seduction scene in my life. The supporting cast was great too, especially the incomparably zany Steve Zahn. And once I got past the improbability of the relationship being so intense that she would risk her career for it, I thought that the way that she did risk her career was just great. I laughed out loud at the scene when he waves to her from the elevator. That is just a wonderful illustration that not everything is clear-cut or easy to do. Clooney was phenomenal, so cool...and just resigned to his life. I loved it.

By the way, seeing this movie after Jennifer Lopez has launched her career in pop music simply infuriated me that Hollywood has all but lost a true talent to the world of bubblegum pop.


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