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Out of Sight (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime, 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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Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
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Bank Teller
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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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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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:

£3,161,212 (UK) (8 January 1999)
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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 the director by telling him that an opportunity like this doesn't line up very often. Soderbergh quickly realized that Silver was right. See more »

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When they drive the van the "snow" on the ground behaves like it is made of some mushy foam. See more »

Quotes

Jack Foley: Fuck, fuck, fuck!
Cops: I think you flooded it.
Jack Foley: Wanna hear a funny story?
Cops: Shut up and get out of the car!
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Featured in Inside 'Out of Sight' (1998) See more »

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Written by Antonio Carlos Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes
English Title by Norman Gimbel
Performed by Walter Wanderley
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The "Pulp Fiction" of 1998
4 November 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Wild and chaotic action/drama/comedy that was basically ignored by everyone in 1998, but was definitely one of the top ten films of the year. Bank robber George Clooney escapes prison one day and is tracked by a female federal marshal (Jennifer Lopez, in a very hot performance). There is definitely a chemistry between Clooney and Lopez that will lead to fireworks on more than one occasion. Clooney has teamed up with some crazed criminals for a jewel heist, but Lopez continues to track him relentlessly. "Out of Sight" is so full of, well, everything. It is packed with action, romance, drama, and some very black comedy. Clooney and Lopez do the best work of their careers. The supporting cast is super as well. Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, Michael Keaton, Dennis Farina, and Albert Brooks all shine with the inventive screenplay and the top-notch direction. 4.5 out of 5 stars.


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