A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.
Benicio Del Toro,
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
During their DVD commentary, Steven Soderbergh and Screenwriter Scott Frank reveal that the cast members ad-libbed several memorable lines in the script. Don Cheadle wrote the line, "in a situation like this, there's a high potentiality for the common motherfucker to bitch out." See more »
While Karen is at Moselle's house, during her "tussle" with Kenneth, he grabs the side of his face in pain before she hits him. See more »
[interrupting a man who is rambling about his life, trying to pick her up in a bar]
Andy. Really... who gives a shit?
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The laserdisk/DVD versions contain the following deleted scenes.
The original trunk scene, much much longer with extra dialog, different lighting and more wriggling.
Moselle is teaching Snoopy's dog "Tuffy" to do tricks with a Frisbee while Snoopy is watching boxing on TV. Glenn calls to tell Snoopy about the Ripley job and then steals a car from a gas station.
In a bizarre scene in the Adams Hotel room, Buddy and Jack talk about the feeling you get when you take a bath.
Karen gets a lecture from her dad about relationships while he fishes ocean debris out of his jetty.
Extended scene of Karen questioning Adele.
In the yard at Lompoc, Ripley talks to Foley about fish.
Glenn, Snoopy, Kenneth and White Boy Bob talk in the car after the transsexual murder.
We see the rather gruesome transsexual murder scene. Ray Cruz talks to Karen who spots Glenn's broken glasses on the floor.
Ripley is released from Lompoc and we see him packing stuff from his cell and saying goodbye to Foley.
After the job "interview" at Ripley's office building, Foley smashes a large fish tank with a paperweight shortly before being thrown out by two security guards.
Foley and Buddy talk in the hotel after Foley has returned from his "socializing" with Karen
Putting ski masks on in the van before the Ripley job. White Boy Bob tells a story about leaving his wallet behind at a break in.
After hearing how brilliant this film was, i finally ran out and rented it to find out what I was missing. I found myself waiting impatiently for its seething brilliance to seep out...didn't happen. Jennifer Lopez is beautiful, I'm not disputing that but perhaps she should stick to Loreal commercials. It seems she's the same character in every film she plays (with the exception of Selena, in which she delivered a worthy performance). I could say the same for George Clooney but what really annoyed me was the slow pace in which this film moved...best screenplay? You gotta be kidding me! How a film like Todd Solondz' Happiness can slip by the Academy's eyes and a film like this can be nominated for an Oscar just proves how political the Academy Awards are. On a scale of 1 to 10, i'll be generous and give it a 6 and a half.
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