Out of Sight

June 26th, 1998


Out of Sight

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Still of Jennifer Lopez in Out of SightStill of George Clooney in Out of SightCindy Crawford at event of Out of SightStill of George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez in Out of SightStill of Jennifer Lopez in Out of SightPromo shot for 'Out of Sight' starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez

A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 7.1/10 (46,085 voted)

Critic's Score: 85/100

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames

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.

Writers: Elmore Leonard, Scott Frank

George Clooney - Jack Foley
Jennifer Lopez - Karen Sisco
Jim Robinson - Bank Employee
Mike Malone - Bank Customer (as Elgin Marlowe)
Ving Rhames - Buddy Bragg
Don Cheadle - Maurice Miller
Donna Frenzel - Bank Teller
Catherine Keener - Adele
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

Taglines: Opposites attract.


Official Website: Universal |

Release Date: 26 June 1998

Filming Locations: Angola, Louisiana, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $12,020,435 (USA) (28 June 1998) (2107 Screens)

Gross: $37,339,525 (USA) (30 August 1998)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?

In November 2008, Entertainment Weekly magazine ranked Out of Sight as #1 in their list of sexiest movies ever.

Continuity: Seconds before the car crash the windows of the sedan are rolled down halfway. When it collides with the barrels, Karen thumps her head on a fully closed window.

Glenn Michaels: Oh, I see, you guys are cynical.

User Review

Good Little Movie

Rating: 8/10

Ah, 1998… Bill Clinton was still in the White House, the Gulf War had no sequel, gas was under $2.00 a gallon, and a kinda-known actress was in her pre-J. Lo/Jenny from the Block/Bennifer/media whore phase.

Back when she used to have a little (now she has a lot), Jennifer Lopez was actually enjoyable in Steven Soderbergh's 'Out of Sight.' I saw this in the theater when it came out and remember thinking it was one of the better films I'd seen that year. I watched it again last night on DVD, and I have to say that it still holds up. Clooney is finally given a worthy vehicle, and he and Lopez have actual, undeniable chemistry on the screen. The supporting players (especially the incomparable Don Cheadle) are perfectly cast. Soderbergh effortlessly knocks this one out of the park.

One critic gave the film two and a half out of four stars and claimed 'Out of Sight' was in need of a 'shot of adrenaline,' but I have no idea where he's coming from. When you think of all the bad movies that are released in any given year, you'd think you'd appreciate something like this.


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