Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Out of Sight (1998)

This is a solid movie. Career bank robber Jack Foley (George Clooney) uses a tunnel to escape from prison. U.S. Marshal Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez) is waiting outside when it happens and she is kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of her car, which is then driven away. Foley and some of his friends decide to rob a house in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, after another inmate bragged about his stash of diamonds. Another criminal crew is also planning to visit the same mansion. Foley is attracted to Sisco and after a while she is conflicted about whether to arrest him or pursue a romantic relationship.

The story is based on the 1996 novel written by Elmore Leonard. This was the first time director Steven Soderbergh and star George Clooney worked together on a film. ABC ran a spinoff television series in 2003 called Karen Sisco, which was cancelled after ten episodes.

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