History Film / OutOfSight

30th Dec '15 4:18:55 AM wittylibrarian
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* TheMissusAndTheEx: Played with when Karen goes to interview Foley's ex-wife Adele for clues, as Karen technically isn't in a relationship with Foley (yet). The novel has it that Adele figures out right away that Foley flirted with Karen while locked up in that car trunk, and starts giving Karen tips about Foley's social tics rather than the next heist he's got planned.
13th Jun '15 4:30:50 PM wittylibrarian
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* RatedMForManly: Has a cast line-up - not just the guys like Clooney, Rhames, Farina, GUZMAN! and Cheadle but also the ladies like Lopez and Nancy Allen - that makes Rated M movies on a regular basis, involves a heist, and relies on a Elmore Leonard novel to cool dialogue and cooler anti-heroes.
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* RatedMForManly: Has a cast line-up - not just the guys like Clooney, Rhames, Farina, GUZMAN! and Cheadle but also the ladies like Lopez and Nancy Allen - that makes Rated M movies on a regular basis, involves a heist, and relies on a Elmore Leonard novel to provide cool dialogue and cooler anti-heroes.
13th Jun '15 4:29:29 PM wittylibrarian
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* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Foley has this attitude, [[spoiler:and when Karen has him caught at Ripley's mansion he tries to do a SuicideByCop and get her to kill him. She gets around this by shooting him in the leg.]] * OneSceneWonder: SamuelLJackson as [[spoiler:the possibly-helpful prison escape artist Hejira.]] ** Also [[RoboCop Nancy Allen]] as Ripley's housesitter/mistress.
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* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Foley has this attitude, [[spoiler:and when Karen has him caught at Ripley's mansion he tries to do a SuicideByCop and get her to kill him. She [[TakeAThirdOption gets around this this]] by shooting him in the leg.]] * OneSceneWonder: SamuelLJackson as [[spoiler:the possibly-helpful prison escape artist Hejira.]] ** Also [[RoboCop Nancy Allen]] as Ripley's housesitter/mistress.]]
13th Jun '15 4:28:47 PM wittylibrarian
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* OneSceneWonder: SamuelLJackson as [[spoiler:the possibly-helpful prison escape artist Hejira.]] ** Also [[RoboCop Nancy Allen]] as Ripley's housesitter/mistress.

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* RatedMForManly: Has a cast line-up - not just the guys like Clooney, Rhames, Farina, GUZMAN! and Cheadle but also the ladies like Lopez and Nancy Allen - that makes Rated M movies on a regular basis, involves a heist, and relies on a Elmore Leonard novel to cool dialogue and cooler anti-heroes.
13th Jun '15 4:15:16 PM wittylibrarian
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* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Karen suffers at her job. Her male co-workers and superiors keep dismissing or questioning her work, the crooks she handles as a Marshal are sexist-despite her being hyper-competent, smarter than nearly every other character, and [[ActionGirl able to handle herself in a fight]]. * SparedbytheAdaptation: Buddy. When he and Jack try to rescue Midge from Kenneth in the book, Buddy takes a shot from Kenneth's shotgun and dies almost immediately. He not only lives in the movie but [[spoiler:gets away with Ripley's diamonds]].
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* SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Karen suffers at her job. Her male co-workers and superiors keep dismissing or questioning her work, the crooks she handles as a Marshal are sexist-despite sexist: This despite her being hyper-competent, smarter than nearly every other character, and [[ActionGirl able to handle herself in a fight]]. * SparedbytheAdaptation: SparedByTheAdaptation: Buddy. When he and Jack try to rescue Midge from Kenneth in the book, Buddy takes a shot from Kenneth's shotgun and dies almost immediately. He not only lives in the movie but [[spoiler:gets away with Ripley's diamonds]].

* ThrowingTheFight: Snoopy does this in prison. He doesn't take it well when the other guy brags about his "victory".
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* ThrowingTheFight: Snoopy does this in prison. He doesn't take it well when the other guy brags about his "victory"."victory". * VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: Leonard got the idea of Karen Sisco as a character when he once saw a picture of a blonde Marshal holding a shotgun in the newspaper. And the Glades prison break during a SuperBowl weekend is based on a RealLife escape [[http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/timeline/1992-1995b.html prisoners made from Glades]] during a football playoff night (they figured - rightly - the guards and police would be distracted by the game).
13th Jun '15 3:58:04 PM wittylibrarian
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* BittersweetEnding: Jack is caught and is getting transported back to Glades prison in Florida, likely for the rest of his life. Karen has to be the one to take him back, and while it's clear she still has feeling for him they both know they can never share another "time out". [[spoiler: Except for Karen having Jack share a ride with Hejira, an expert at prison escapes, hinting that she knows Jack will team up with Hejira to break out of Glades. And with Buddy out there with the stolen, easy-to-market uncut diamonds...]]
15th Jan '15 10:03:13 PM TheWanderer
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* NeverGoingBackToPrison: Foley has this attitude, [[spoiler:and when Karen has him caught at Ripley's mansion he tries to do a SuicideByCop and get her to kill him. She gets around this by shooting him in the leg.]]
2nd Aug '14 8:41:04 PM Fireblood
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1998 crime drama/romance based on the Creator/ElmoreLeonard novel of the same name starring Creator/GeorgeClooney as Jack Foley, a gentleman bank robber and Music/JenniferLopez as Karen Sisco, the federal agent tasked with apprehending him. Due to an impromptu hostage situation, Foley and Sisco find themselves locked in the trunk of a car together, where they quickly form a connection. Creator/AlbertBrooks is Richard Ripley, a rich businessman and former fellow inmate of Foley's, with a stash of diamonds that Foley wants to steal. Creator/DonCheadle plays Maurice "Snoopy" Miller, another former fellow inmate, a complete psychopath also looking to steal the diamonds.
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1998 crime drama/romance based on the Creator/ElmoreLeonard novel of the same name starring Creator/GeorgeClooney as Jack Foley, a gentleman bank robber robber, and Music/JenniferLopez as Karen Sisco, the federal agent US Marshal tasked with apprehending him. Due to an impromptu hostage situation, Foley and Sisco find themselves locked in the trunk of a car together, where they quickly form a connection. Creator/AlbertBrooks is Richard Ripley, a rich businessman and former fellow inmate of Foley's, with a stash of diamonds that Foley wants to steal. Creator/DonCheadle plays Maurice "Snoopy" Miller, another former fellow inmate, a complete psychopath also looking to steal the diamonds.

* AffablyEvil: Downplayed in that Jack isn't evil, but what else can you call a guy who actually ''guides'' a bank teller through a robbery and takes the time to assure her that she's "doing fine"? * AllNaturalGemPolish: Averted & lampshaded. When found, the diamonds are uncut and mentioned to look like rocks.
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* AffablyEvil: Downplayed {{Downplayed}} in that Jack isn't evil, but what else can you call a guy who actually ''guides'' a bank teller through a robbery and takes the time to assure her that she's "doing fine"? * AllNaturalGemPolish: Averted & lampshaded.{{Averted}} and {{lampshaded}}. When found, the diamonds are uncut and mentioned to look like rocks.

* AntiVillain: While he's a career bank robber, Jack is one of the more morally upright and polite characters in the book/movie. * AscendedExtra: "The Ripper" Ripley. In the book he's a very minor character, and isn't at home in Detroit when the [[OneLastJob last caper]] takes place. The movie expands the role - to compare Ripley's thievery to Foley's - and has him at the mansion during the home invasion.
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* AntiVillain: While he's a career bank robber, Jack is one of the more morally upright and polite characters in the book/movie. book/movie. For one thing, he never uses weapons or violence (merely threats of them) thus preventing any real danger to bank employees. * AscendedExtra: "The Ripper" Ripley. In the book he's a very minor character, and isn't at home in Detroit when the [[OneLastJob last caper]] takes place. The movie expands the role - to role-to compare Ripley's thievery to Foley's - and Foley's-and has him at the mansion during the home invasion.

* BathtubScene: Jack soaks in a tub following his escape, Karen confronts him, but ends up climbing into the bath with him before it's revealed [[spoiler:to be a dream of hers]].
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* BathtubScene: Jack soaks in a tub following his escape, escape. Karen confronts him, but ends up climbing into the bath with him before it's revealed [[spoiler:to be a dream of hers]].

* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted in that Jack isn't evil, but he still makes a point of assuring Karen that he isn't going to rape her (when they get locked in the trunk) and later knowingly jeopardizes his chance at freedom to stop his fellow robbers from assaulting a woman.
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* EvenEvilHasStandards: Subverted {{Subverted}} in that Jack isn't evil, but he still makes a point of assuring Karen that he isn't going to rape her (when they get locked in the trunk) and later knowingly jeopardizes his chance at freedom to stop one of his fellow robbers from assaulting doing this to a woman.

* EvilCounterpart: Snoopy, to Jack. Snoopy has his own band of PsychoRangers - White Boy Bob and Kenneth - mirroring Foley's team of Buddy and Glenn (watch for the scene at the boxing gym for a cool contrast).
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* EvilCounterpart: Snoopy, to Jack. Snoopy has his own band of PsychoRangers - White PsychoRangers-White Boy Bob and Kenneth - mirroring Kenneth-mirroring Foley's team of Buddy and Glenn (watch for the scene at the boxing gym for a cool contrast).

** Foley - who robs banks for easily-insured cash and [[TechnicalPacifist without a gun]] - is contrasted with both Snoopy who coldly kills his robbery victims, and MorallyBankruptBanker Ripley who stole more money and ruined more lives than Foley ever could (with Foley the most prolific bank robber in the FBI databases!).
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** Foley - who Foley-who robs banks for easily-insured cash and [[TechnicalPacifist without a gun]] - is gun]]-is contrasted with both Snoopy who coldly kills his robbery victims, and MorallyBankruptBanker Ripley who stole more money and ruined more lives than Foley ever could (with Foley the most prolific bank robber in the FBI databases!).database!).

* MyCarHatesMe: After a clever - but impulsive - heist Foley is arrested when his car fails to start. * OneLastJob: Lampshaded and played straight. * OnlyInFlorida: Combined with [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Motor City]]. The book and movie are located in ''both'' cities - Detroit and Miami - that Leonard famously writes into most of his work.
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* MyCarHatesMe: After a clever - but impulsive - heist Foley is arrested when his car fails to start. * OneLastJob: Lampshaded and played straight. {{played straight}}. * OnlyInFlorida: Combined with [[UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} Motor City]]. The book and movie are located in ''both'' cities - Detroit cities-Detroit and Miami - that Miami-that Leonard famously writes into most of his work.

* PerpetualTourist: Referenced. Karen mockingly asks Foley if he imagines he'll retire to some tropical paradise. He counters that he always preferred mountains. * RaceLift: Buddy, and to an extent, Karen. Buddy, in the novel, is white and described as a redneck, in the movie he's Ving Rhames. Karen's description in the novel has her as blonde, though it doesn't mention any distinct ethnicity. * ShoutOut: In the car trunk, Foley and Karen argue about movie romances especially the one in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor'', where the kidnapped woman falls in love a little too quickly with her hostage-taker. Meanwhile, [[LampshadeHanging they're doing it to themselves]]... * ASimplePlan: the home invasion to nab Ripley's diamonds. * SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Karen suffers at her job - her male co-workers and superiors keep dismissing or questioning her work, the crooks she handles as a Marshal are sexist - despite her being hyper-competent, smarter than nearly every other character, and [[ActionGirl able to handle herself in a fight]].
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* PerpetualTourist: Referenced.{{Referenced}}. Karen mockingly asks Foley if he imagines he'll retire to some tropical paradise. He counters that he always preferred mountains. * RaceLift: Buddy, and to an extent, extent Karen. Buddy, in the novel, is white and described as a redneck, in redneck-in the movie he's Ving Rhames. Karen's description in the novel has her as blonde, though it doesn't mention any distinct ethnicity. * ShoutOut: In the car trunk, Foley and Karen argue about movie romances romances, especially the one in ''Film/ThreeDaysOfTheCondor'', where the kidnapped woman falls in love a little too quickly with her hostage-taker. Meanwhile, [[LampshadeHanging they're doing it to themselves]]... * ASimplePlan: the The home invasion to nab Ripley's diamonds. * SlidingScaleOfGenderInequality: Karen suffers at her job - her job. Her male co-workers and superiors keep dismissing or questioning her work, the crooks she handles as a Marshal are sexist - despite sexist-despite her being hyper-competent, smarter than nearly every other character, and [[ActionGirl able to handle herself in a fight]].
29th Jul '14 9:15:03 AM wittylibrarian
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* AntiVillain: While he's a career bank robber, Jack is one of the more morally upright and polite characters in the book/movie.
29th Jul '14 2:27:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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