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Out of Sight (1998)

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

Director:

Steven Soderbergh

Writers:

Elmore Leonard (novel), Scott Frank (screenplay)
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Clooney ... Jack Foley
Jennifer Lopez ... Karen Sisco
Jim Robinson Jim Robinson ... Bank Employee
Mike Malone Mike Malone ... Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
Ving Rhames ... Buddy Bragg
Don Cheadle ... Maurice Miller
Donna Frenzel ... Bank Teller
Catherine Keener ... Adele
Manny Suárez Manny Suárez ... Bank Cop (as Manny Suarez)
Dennis Farina ... Marshall Sisco
Keith Hudson ... Bank Cop
Steve Zahn ... Glenn Michaels
Albert Brooks ... Richard Ripley
Luis Guzmán ... 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and some strong violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Universal

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un romance peligroso See more »

Filming Locations:

Angola, Louisiana, USA See more »

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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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Another Batman connection is Michael Keaton in an uncredited cameo and Danny DeVito as a producer. Keaton played Batman and DeVito played The Penguin, in Batman Returns (1992). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Jack Foley: Take your sunglasses off.
Glenn Michaels: I see better with 'em on, man.
Jack Foley: You don't take them off, I'm gonna throw them off the overpass while they're still on your head. Go wait in the car.
Glenn Michaels: Um, we're in civilization now so you can ease up just a little bit.
Jack Foley: I'm sorry! I'd like you to wait in the car please. Take her, put her in the back.
Glenn Michaels: Okay... in the trunk?
Jack Foley: IN THE BACKSEAT! IN THE BACKSEAT!
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Alternate Versions

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.
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Connections

Referenced in Honeymoon Hotel (2013) 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 tfrizzellSee 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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