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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.

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Chino (as Luis Guzman)
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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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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) (28 June 1998)

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$37,562,568 (USA)
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Out of Sight (1998) is one of George Clooney's favorite films on his resumé. He said "It was the first time where I had a say, and it was the first good screenplay I'd read where I just went "That's it." Even though it didn't do very well box-office wise, we sort of tanked again, it was a really good film." See more »

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While Karen is at Moselle's house, during her "tussle" with Kenneth, he grabs the side of his face in pain before she hits him. See more »

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Jack Foley: What kind of name is Hejira?
Hejira: It's Islamic.
Jack Foley: What's it mean?
Hejira: The Hejira was Mohammed's flight from Mecca in 632. Brothers in Leavenworth gave me that name.
Jack Foley: You were in Leavenworth?
Hejira: For a time.
Jack Foley: What's that mean?
Hejira: Means, when the time came, I left.
Jack Foley: You broke out?
Hejira: I prefer to think of it as an exodus from an undesirable place.
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It's Your Thing
Written by Rudolph Isley, Ronald Isley and O'Kelly Isley
Performed by The Isley Brothers
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The Resurrection and Gradual Appreciation of a Classic Film
23 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Steven Soderbergh knows his way around the bizarre, nearly impossible story lines and can translate them to film as few others can. OUT OF SIGHT is a little masterpiece of film-making despite the fact that when it initially screened in 1998 it seemed to slip by theatergoers' attention. Based on the inimitable Elmore Leonard novel the story begs indulgence in credible situations but shines in quality of script and characterization and an atmospheric cinematic capturing of a dark, film noir comedy drama that grabs you by the head and holds you glued to the screen for the duration.

The story is rather simple on the surface - a jailed bank robber escapes with the help of his buddy and plans a major hit only to encounter a federal agent in pursuit of the two who becomes the love interest portion of this strangely convoluted tail. Subplots and sidebars are sprinkled throughout Soderbergh's telling of Leonard's story, serving to keep our minds alert and mesmerized by the plot development.

The cast is absolutely first rate with George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez and Ving Rhames especially pungent in roles that seem written for them. The strong supporting cast includes such fine actors as Steve Zahn, Catherine Keener, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzman , Isaiah Washington, Dennis Farina, and Albert Brooks. And for those who enjoy powerful sexual chemistry Clooney and Lopez offer some of their finest collaborative acting. This is a fine movie and one that doubtless in time will be considered and under appreciated Film Classic. Grady Harp


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