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
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 »
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 »
"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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