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Out of Sight (1998)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  26 June 1998 (USA)
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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 12 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »



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


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un romance peligroso  »

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Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£3,161,212 (UK) (8 January 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Karen Sisco: Oh, that's right, you have my wallet. Why don't you come by the house, you can drop it off?
Jack Foley: Sure, I'll leave it with the S.W.A.T. guy who answers the door.
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Referenced in Rushmore (1998) See more »


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Cool and Passionate
8 December 1999 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

'Out of Sight' is one of those rare films that can boast of having class in every department. The direction, script, cinematography, design and costumes disply such an acute and almost natural flair for bringing Elmore Leonard to the screen that it should be made illegal to film any of his novels without these people. But the acting is in a world of its own. Farina, Keaton, Rhames, Cheadle and Zahn all bring depth, comedy and intelligence to their roles. All are eclipsed however by the irresistable pairing of Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney. Clooney has finally managed to act without peering beneath his eyebrows and the effect is electric. This is the part he was born to play. His charisma is tangiable, but there is also a sense of fatalism whihc makes his character all the more compelling. Lopez, after her screaming shit-fits in the woeful 'Anaconda' proves that sexuality must also equal intelligence. Her Cisco is a mouth-watering mix of sass, beauty and cut-throat determination. It is one of those moments when you can actually see a star being born on screen. Put Clooney and Lopez together, and you have the type of chemistry with which executives have wet dreams over

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