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
Steven Soderbergh saw this film as a conscious decision on his part to climb out of the arthouse ghetto. He had to do a film like this because half of the business was still off-limits to him. See more »
In the prison-chapel, Jack smashes a vase at the guardsman's head in order to get his uniform. The very following cut, after the vase crashed, it is intact again. See more »
Hey bank robber! Hey, want some advice? Next time keep the engine running.
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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.
I like this film a lot - I thought its dialogue was pretty smart and the story a nifty spin on bank heists. What stood out for me though was the chemistry between Clooney and Lopez (the latter the sexiest role I have ever witnessed) - it made me adjust my polarneck on more than one occasion! Also the soundtrack is excellent (David Holmes and a couple of Isley Brothers tracks)
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