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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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Jim Robinson ...
Bank Employee
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Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
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Donna Frenzel ...
Bank Teller
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Manny Suárez ...
Bank Cop (as Manny Suarez)
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Bank Cop
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Chino (as Luis Guzman)
Paul Soileau ...
Lulu
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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)  »

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Un romance peligroso  »

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Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,020,435 (USA) (28 June 1998)

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$37,562,568 (USA)
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Trivia

When Jack sees the photo of Karen's father, he remarks that he has a "cop's face". In real-life, Dennis Farina (Marshall Sisco) is a former Chicago Police Officer. As an actor, Farina has had several roles as a cop. See more »

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The bag with the fish inside faces different directions in different shots. See more »

Quotes

Jack Foley: What kind of name is Hejira?
Hejira: It's Islamic.
Jack Foley: What's it mean?
Hejira: The Hejira was Mohammed's flight from Mecca in 632. Brothers in Leavenworth gave me that name.
Jack Foley: You were in Leavenworth?
Hejira: For a time.
Jack Foley: What's that mean?
Hejira: Means, when the time came, I left.
Jack Foley: You broke out?
Hejira: I prefer to think of it as an exodus from an undesirable place.
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Referenced in My Date with Drew (2004) See more »

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Ain't That a Kick In the Head
Written by Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn
Performed by Dean Martin
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under License from EMI-Capitol Special Markets
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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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