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Out of Sight (1998)

A career bank robber breaks out of jail, and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.

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Cast

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Jim Robinson ...
Bank Employee
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Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
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Donna Frenzel ...
Bank Teller
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Manny Suárez ...
Bank Cop (as Manny Suarez)
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Bank Cop
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Chino (as Luis Guzman)
Paul Soileau ...
Lulu
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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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Rated R for language and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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26 June 1998 (USA)  »

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Un romance peligroso  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,020,435, 28 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$37,562,568

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$77,745,568
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Trivia

Jennifer Lopez had to screentest for the part of Karen Cisco. The scene chosen, was the intimate one between Lopez and George Clooney in the trunk of a car, enacted on a couch at Clooney's house. Lopez later joked that that was her only brush with the casting couch. See more »

Goofs

In the car crash with Glenn Michaels and Karen Sisco, they claim to be getting off on an Okeechobee exit; however, there aren't any bridges, like the two in the background, by any of the Okeechobee exits on any of the Florida highways. See more »

Quotes

[Opening a birthday gift from dad]
Karen Sisco: Oh my God, it's beautiful.
Marshall Sisco: It's a um...
Karen Sisco: Sig-Sauer 380.
Marshall Sisco: Right.
Karen Sisco: I love it, thanks Dad.
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Connections

References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »

Soundtracks

Spanish Grease
Written by Willie Bobo (as William Correa) and Melvin Lastie
Performed by Willie Bobo
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with Polygram Film & TV Music
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The "Pulp Fiction" of 1998
4 November 2000 | by 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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