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 »
Snoopy asks Glenn to choose between "the Glock or the.45". While technically questionable, since Glock makes a.45, it conforms to common usage of "Glock" to refer to a Glock 9mm and would be unambiguous to everyone but a Glock specialist. See more »
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I think you flooded it.
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Shut up and get out of the car!
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Great film. The characters seemed believable. The dialog well written, sharp, but not overly polished, no character has a monologue. How often in the 90's do we see a thriller, or crime mystery, or a buddy film, all components the film plays with, and would consider a discussion about the script? Leonard has a way with the practical aspects of crime, the fist fight and shoot outs are awkward, characters miss their mark more often than not, they run out of gas. How often in an action film does the hero miss a shot? I'm sick to death of wildly unbelievable stories, huge explosions and car chases. The photography is very well done and the soundtrack is fantastic. Of particular note is the editing, of which the film received an oscar nomination. One of the best love scenes in a contemporary film. What you hope you get with an adult crime movie, sleek, smart and sexy.
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