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Encyclopedia > Out of Sight
Out Of Sight
Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Produced by Danny DeVito,
Barry Sonnenfeld
Written by Elmore Leonard (novel)
Scott Frank (screenplay)
Starring George Clooney
Jennifer Lopez
Music by David Holmes
Cinematography Elliot Davis
Editing by Anne V. Coates
Distributed by Universal Pictures (USA)
Released June 26, 1998
Running time 123 min.
Language English
IMDb profile

Out of Sight is a 1998 movie directed by Steven Soderbergh. It was the first of several collaborations with George Clooney. The film was released on June 26, 1998. Image File history File links OutOfSight. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor of Swedish descent. ... Danny DeVito as Louie in Taxi. ... Barry Sonnenfeld (born April 1, 1953) worked as cinematographer for the Coen Brothers, then later he directed and produced big budget films such as Men in Black. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Clooney on the set of Oceans Twelve, Winnetka, Illinois, April 2004 George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, director and screenwriter, known for his former role in the long-running television drama ER (1994–99) and his rise as an A-List... Jennifer Lynn López (born July 24, 1969) is a well-known American actress, pop/latin/R&B singer, fashion designer, and dancer. ... David Holmes may refer to: David Holmes, territorial and state governor of Mississippi, U.S. Representative and Senator. ... Universal Studios Theme Parks. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Steven Andrew Soderbergh (born January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American film director, producer, screenwriter, cinematographer, and editor of Swedish descent. ... Clooney on the set of Oceans Twelve, Winnetka, Illinois, April 2004 George Timothy Clooney (born May 6, 1961) is an Academy Award-winning American actor, director and screenwriter, known for his former role in the long-running television drama ER (1994–99) and his rise as an A-List... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...


Other cast members are Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Steve Zahn and Dennis Farina as well as Soderbergh regulars Don Cheadle, Luis Guzm├ín and Catherine Keener. There is a cameo by Samuel L. Jackson at the very end of the movie. Michael Keaton has a cameo as FBI agent Ray Nicollette, a character he played in Jackie Brown, based on Elmore Leonard's novel Rum Punch. Jennifer Lynn López (born July 24, 1969) is a well-known American actress, pop/latin/R&B singer, fashion designer, and dancer. ... Ving Rhames, seen here as the character of Marsellus Wallace from the film Pulp Fiction. ... Steve Zahn (born November 13, 1967) is an American comedic actor who has appeared in more than 30 films. ... Dennis Farina as Detective Joe Fontana in Law & Order Dennis Farina (born February 29, 1944 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Italian-American film and television actor, starring since 2004 as Detective Joe Fontana on NBCs Law & Order. ... Don Cheadle Don Cheadle (born November 29, 1964 in Kansas City, Missouri) is an Academy Award-nominated actor. ... Luis Guzmán is a Puerto Rican actor. ... Keener in a publicity still for Being John Malkovich (1999) With Jake Gyllenhaal in Lovely & Amazing (2001) Catherine Keener (born March 26, 1960) is an Academy Award-nominated American actress. ... Jackson in The Man Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an Academy Award-nominated American actor. ... Michael Keaton in Batman Returns (1992) Michael Keaton (b. ... Tarantinos trademark trunk shot. ... Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... Rum Punch by Elmore Leonard (book cover) Rum Punch is both the name of an alcoholic mixed drink, and a 1992 novel written by Elmore Leonard. ...


Based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard, the novel's origins lie in a picture the author saw in the Detroit News of a beautiful young female Federal Marshal standing in front of the Federal Courthouse in Miami with a shotgun resting on her hip. Danny DeVito bought the rights to the book after the success he had with Leonard's previous novel, Get Shorty. Out of Sight is regarded as Soderbergh's comeback movie after several critically acclaimed but financially rather unsatifying movies. It was nominated for two Academy Awards (adapted screenplay and editing) and a large number of other prizes. It won the Edgar Allan Poe award for best movie and the National Society of Film Critics awards for best film, screenplay, and director. A modest success as a film, it led to a spinoff TV series Karen Sisco and has achieved a small cult following. Elmore John Leonard Jr. ... European book cover Get Shorty is a novel by American novelist Elmore Leonard, first published in 1990, and a movie adaptation of the same name, released in 1995. ... Academy Awards The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent film awards in the United States. ... A screenplay or script is a blueprint for producing a motion picture. ... Editing is the process of preparing language, images, or sound for publication through correction, condensation, organization, and other modifications. ... The National Society of Film Critics or NSFC is an American film critic organization. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Karen Sisco is a fictional United States marshal based on the Gold Coast of Miami Florida who appears in a number of novels by Elmore Leonard. ... A cult following is a group of fans devoted to a specific item, usually a film, television or radio program, though some comic books, musicians, writers or others also gain dedicated followings. ...


Plot

The story revolves around the relationship of a serial bank robber Jack Foley (Clooney) with a U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco (Lopez), who are forced to share her car trunk during the bank robber's escape from a Florida prison. She chases Jack while he and his friends, Buddy (Rhames) and Glenn (Steve Zahn), work their way north to Detroit to pay a visit with shady businessman Ripley (Albert Brooks) who foolishly bragged in the prison they shared years earlier about having diamonds stashed at his Detroit mansion. Whether Sisco is chasing Foley to arrest him or spend a night with him adds to 'the fun' Foley thinks they are having. The United States Marshals Service (sometimes incorrectly spelled Marshals Service), a bureau within the United States Department of Justice (see ), is the United Statess oldest federal law enforcement agency. ... Karen Sisco is a fictional United States marshal based on the Gold Coast of Miami Florida who appears in a number of novels by Elmore Leonard. ...


External links


The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) [1] is an online database of information about actors, movies, television shows, television stars and video games. ...

Films by Steven Soderbergh
sex, lies, and videotape (1989) | Kafka (1991) | King of the Hill (1993) | Underneath (1995) | Gray's Anatomy (1996) | Schizopolis (1996) | Out of Sight (1998) | The Limey (1999) | Erin Brockovich (2000) | Traffic (2000) | Ocean's Eleven (2001) | Full Frontal (2002) | Solaris (2002) | Eros (Equilibrium) (2004) | Ocean's Twelve (2004) | Bubble (2006)

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