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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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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 <>

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Opposites attract.


Comedy | Crime | Romance

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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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


£3,161,212 (UK) (8 January 1999)

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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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Good Little Movie
15 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Ah, 1998… Bill Clinton was still in the White House, the Gulf War had no sequel, gas was under $2.00 a gallon, and a kinda-known actress was in her pre-J. Lo/Jenny from the Block/Bennifer/media whore phase.

Back when she used to have a little (now she has a lot), Jennifer Lopez was actually enjoyable in Steven Soderbergh's 'Out of Sight.' I saw this in the theater when it came out and remember thinking it was one of the better films I'd seen that year. I watched it again last night on DVD, and I have to say that it still holds up. Clooney is finally given a worthy vehicle, and he and Lopez have actual, undeniable chemistry on the screen. The supporting players (especially the incomparable Don Cheadle) are perfectly cast. Soderbergh effortlessly knocks this one out of the park.

One critic gave the film two and a half out of four stars and claimed 'Out of Sight' was in need of a 'shot of adrenaline,' but I have no idea where he's coming from. When you think of all the bad movies that are released in any given year, you'd think you'd appreciate something like this.

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