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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.

Directed by Creator/StevenSoderbergh, ''Out of Sight'' is the best movie Lopez has ever made, and it helped salvage Clooney's movie career after the ''Film/BatmanAndRobin'' disaster.

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!!Tropes:

* ActionGirl: Karen Sisco.
* AdaptationalAttractiveness: Both Jack and Buddy. Jack is described as good looking, but nothing like George Clooney, and he reminds Karen of Harry Dean Stanton (his demeanor, not his looks) which Clooney doesn't convey at all. Buddy is more like an older White Boy Bob in the book.
* 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.
* AnachronicOrder
* 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.
* BankRobbery
* 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]].
* TheCameo: Creator/SamuelLJackson as the [[spoiler: escape artist]] Foley meets at the end.
* CastingGag: Probably unintentional, but Michael Keaton's appearance as Ray Nicolette puts two former [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Batmen]] in one film.
* ContinuityNod: Michael Keaton plays the same role (Ray Nicolette) he did in ''Film/JackieBrown'', another Elmore Leonard adaptation.
** The movie had to make him a "loaner" character from the DEA (from ''Film/JackieBrown'') to explain how he was with the FBI during the manhunt for escaped prisoners.
* DaddysGirl: "My little girl... the tough babe..."
* DatingCatwoman: Gender-reversed.
* DeathAsComedy: Snoopy's BumblingSidekick, White Boy Bob, has a habit of slipping and falling. Towards the end, when he has the drop on Jack, he slips and falls and shoots himself.
* {{Determinator}}: Karen Sisco
* UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}
* 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.
* EroticDream
** The movie plays with the audience in revealing which character is having the dream [[spoiler:until it becomes obvious it's Karen. No guy bathes with scented candles.]]
* 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).
* TheFilmOfTheBook: An ElmoreLeonard novel.
* GentlemanThief: Jack Foley and to a lesser extent Buddy.
** 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!).
* GoryDiscretionShot: Certainly not the violent climax, but earlier in the movie a messy multiple murder is suggested with only a few oblique shots (and Glenn's twitchy, shell-shocked reaction afterwards).
* GreatEscape: Jack's clever plot to break out of jail, complicated when he blunders into Karen.
* HeldGaze: Jack and Karen in the Miami hotel.
* HiddenInPlainSight: The diamonds, sitting at the bottom of a fish tank.
* InMediasRes: The movie starts off with a ColdOpen of Foley getting thrown out of a business office and then coldly crossing the street to rob a bank. The rest of the movie mixes current time with flashbacks up to the point where we see ''why'' [[HowWeGotHere Foley got tossed out of that office]].
* InsistentTerminology: Maurice's do-rag is not ''lavender'', thank you very much, it's ''lilac''.
* AMatchMadeInStockholm: Foley tosses Karen into the trunk of his car during his jailbreak. During the time together they talk about movies, doing time in prison... [[SlapSlapKiss and the sparks fly]].
* MeetCute: Who hasn't met their true love inside the trunk of a car?
* 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.
* OverprotectiveDad: Hilariously so. Her dad (Farina) is upset that Karen is having an affair with Ray Nicolette, a married DEA/FBI agent... and yet seems more than willing to encourage her "pursuit" of bank robber Jack Foley knowing full well what Jack and Karen's "Time Outs" really mean.
* 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]].
* 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]].
* SpinOff: Karen Sisco had a short-loved television series called, appropriately enough, ''Karen Sisco''.
* TheStoner: Glenn, played by Steve Zahn, Foley's BumblingSidekick..
* SuicideByCop: Foley attempts this. [[spoiler: Karen shoots him in the leg.]]
* ThrowingTheFight: Snoopy does this in prison. He doesn't take it well when the other guy brags about his "victory".