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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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2,501 ( 44)
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 13 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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Trivia

Michael Keaton reprised his role as Ray Nicolette in a small cameo. He originally played him in another Elmore Leonard novel-adapted film, Jackie Brown (1997). 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: Alright, now I can say that I fucked a U.S. marshal. Do you think I will?
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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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Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Written by Leo Friedman and Beth Slater Whitson
Performed by Al Cooper
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So why is it getting so many awards?
28 January 1999 | by TetselSee all my reviews

Well, the reason this surprisingly entertaining and well directed film is getting so many critics' awards is because it IS a surprise. I hate to tell you people out there, but most of these awards are extremely political in nature. For example : why did Jim Carrey receive the Golden Globe for best actor? Now anyone that saw The Truman Show knows that he improved a great deal, but also that he wasn't exceptional. Both Tom Hanks and Ian McKellen gave better performances, but both are already established. And now that Carrey has his award, the more important one (the Oscar) can go to Hanks or McKellen, and everyone will be happy. (Note that I am not mentioning Nick Nolte in Affliction because I have not seen it yet.) Now back to Out of Sight. The critics like to "spread the wealth" so to speak, and Hanks and Spielberg already have had their share. Most people believe that those two will get their share of Oscars again this year, and that Truman will get the screenplay award. So, how best to catch the public's attention? Raise a little known (and very well- done, original) film like Out of Sight above them for the time being. Often a nice surprise is better than an expected gift. And so everyone is talking about it, and the critics have won again. Never fear though, film lovers. In ten years people will still be talking about Saving Private Ryan, but Out of Sight will fade even over the next two.


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Details

Official Sites:

Universal Pictures

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

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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