Blu-ray Disc Features:
- Rated: R
- Run Time: 2 hours
- Video: Color
- Released: March 1, 2011
- Originally Released: 1998
- Label: Universal Studios
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted Scenes
- Inside Out Of Sight
- Feature Commentary With Director Steven Soderbergh and Screenwriter Scott Frank
- D-Box Motion Enabled
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Memorable Quotes and Dialog:
"Here, ma'am. Let me help you with these. Beautiful young lady like you shouldn't be carrying groceries. Let a man do that for you."--Buddy Bragg (Ving Rhames)
"Now, I didn't ask you for help, so don't expect a tip."--Woman in parking lot
"Oh, that's okay, ma'am. I'll just take your car."
- Buddy Bragg
"Oh, man...if I wasn't stoned, there is no way you would have talked me into this!"
- Glenn Michaels (Steve Zahn)
Rolling Stone - 07/09/1998
"...Soderbergh's direction is playful, punchy and smartly attuned to a first-rate group of actors..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/1998
"...A dazzling display of hip cinematic style..."
USA Today - 07/17/1998
"...[The film] stays hip and never breaks a sweat..." -- 3 out of 4 stars
New York Times - 06/26/1998
"...Directed with terrific panache by Stephen Soderbergh....Ms. Lopez has her best movie role thus far, and she brings it both seductiveness and grit..."
Box Office - 08/01/1998
"...OUT OF SIGHT is a good-looking, inventively filmed movie. It also teems with terrific performances....OUT OF SIGHT is quite all right..."
Premiere - 07/01/1998
"...OUT OF SIGHT has a beautifully sustained emotional core, thanks to inspired work from the two leads..."
Total Film - 10/01/1999
"...A smart, sultry thriller with a cool line in comedy..."
Wall Street Journal - 05/22/2009
"[A] now-classic romantic comedy -- with plenty of action and suspense..."
Entertainment Weekly - 03/04/2011
"The soundtrack couldn't be funkier, the cast is a rogues' gallery of character actors...and the scenes between the two eye-candy leads couldn't be steamier..." -- Grade: A-
This adaptation of Elmore Leonard's novel concerns a federal agent (Jennifer Lopez) who is kidnapped by two escaped convicts (George Clooney and Ving Rhames). She must reconcile her fondness for her suave captors with her sworn duty to uphold the law. Charming, unpredictable, sophisticated, multifaceted performances from the entire cast distance this film from other "girl gets kidnapped and falls in love" stories. Once again, director Steven Soderbergh proves his overflowing talent behind the camera.
Essential Cinema |
- Theatrical release: June 26, 1998.
- Shot on location in Florida, Michigan, Louisiana, and California.
- Michael Keaton makes an uncredited appearance as Ray Nicolette, the same character he portrays in Quentin Tarantino's JACKIE BROWN, another Elmore Leonard adaptation.
- Samuel L. Jackson also makes an uncredited appearance at the film's end.
- Dennis Farina actually was a Chicago cop for 20 years before becoming an actor.
- George Clooney's mug shot from the film is, in fact, the mug shot used in Robert Rodriguez's FROM DUSK TILL DAWN.
- Estimated budget: more than $40 million.
- The film grossed more than $37 million at the box office.
- Steven Soderbergh nearly didn't direct the film. He told the New York Daily News in late 2000, "I read the script and called [Universal production chief] Casey Silver and said, 'It's a really great script, it's going to be a terrific movie, and I'm not going to do it.' He said, 'Don't be an idiot.'"