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

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Jim Robinson ...
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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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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Initially, Steven Soderbergh was going to turn down the chance to direct this film. He had another project lined up, which he wanted to make, even though he really liked Scott Frank's screenplay, and the idea of working with George Clooney. Universal head Casey Silver was determined to get Soderbergh on board and was able to persuade him, by telling him that an opportunity like this doesn't come up very often. Soderbergh quickly realized that Silver was right. See more »

Goofs

After the shootout in Ripley's house, when Foley is talking to "the maid" in the bedroom, Kenneth, who has just been shot dead, clearly moves under the bedspread. Twice. See more »

Quotes

[Ray is wearing an "FBI" t-shirt]
Marshall Sisco: Hey Ray, do you ever wear one that says "undercover"?
Ray Nicolet: [pause] No.
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Connections

Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Fight the Power (Part 2)
Written by Chris Jasper, Marvin Isley, Ronald Isley, O'Kelly Isley,
Ernie Isley (as Ernest Isley), Rudolph Isley
Performed by The Isley Brothers
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great Movie
15 February 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

"Out of Sight" was one of the best movies of 1998, and yet it was ignored by moviegoers. I am amazed that most of George Clooney's movies fail, with the exception of "Batman and Robin" all of his films have been good. This film has good performances from a talented cast and great direction from an original story by Elmore Leonard. Highly reccomended.


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