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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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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Jim Robinson ...
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Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
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Donna Frenzel ...
Bank Teller
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Adele
Manny Suárez ...
Bank Cop (as Manny Suarez)
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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$37,339,525 (USA) (28 August 1998)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Elmore Leonard envisioned Jack Nicholson or Sean Connery as Jack Foley when he sold the film rights of his novel. See more »

Goofs

When the cars turn in at the mansion towards the end of the movie the snow appears to be foam. Also when they step out of the vehicles outside the mansion the snow is obviously foam. See more »

Quotes

Jack Foley: Hey! Sign says "shut the fuck up," or can't you fellas read?
[points to a sign that says "Quiet Please"]
Maurice "Snoopy" Miller: The fuck you talkin' to man? You got a problem over there, Foley?
Jack Foley: Yeah, I got a problem: this is the dumbest fuckin' shakedown in the history of dumb shakedowns. Five hundred bucks for a pillow?
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Connections

Referenced in Under the Bunker: On the Set of 'Three Kings' (2000) See more »

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Watermelon Man
Written by Herbie Hancock
Performed by Mongo Santamaría
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Great Movie
15 February 2000 | by (california) – See all my reviews

"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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