Out of Sight is a 1998 American crime film. The film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard. It was the first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and star George Clooney. The film was released on June 26, 1998. It was nominated for two Academy Awards (adapted screenplay and editing). It won the Edgar Award for best screenplay and the National Society of Film Critics awards for best film, screenplay, and director. It led to a spinoff TV series, Karen Sisco.
A career bank robber, Jack Foley (George Clooney), and a U.S. Marshal, Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez), are forced to share her car trunk during Foley's escape from a Florida prison. After he completes his getaway, Sisco chases Foley while he and his friendsâ??his right-hand man, Buddy (Ving Rhames), and their unreliable associate, Glenn (Steve Zahn)â??work their way north to Bloomfield Hills, a wealthy northern suburb of Detroit. There they plan to pay a visit to shady businessman Ripley (Albert Brooks), who foolishly bragged to them years before about a cache of uncut diamonds hidden in his home. A vicious criminal named Maurice Miller (Don Cheadle) who also spent time in jail with Jack and Ripley is planning on hitting up Ripley's mansion with his own crew, including Kenneth (Isaiah Washington) and White Boy Bob (Keith Loneker). A romantic interlude between Foley and Sisco takes place in a Detroit hotel, but the question of whether she is really pursuing Foley to arrest him or for love ends in a showdown during the robbery and adds to "the fun" Foley claims they are having. However, the heist goes awry, ending with Foley killing Miller's entire crew. Foley then attempts suicide by cop by convincing Sisco to shoot him, but she merely shoots him in the leg instead and arrests him. Meanwhile, Buddy makes his escape from the scene with the diamonds. Afterwards, Foley is placed in a prison transport awaiting transfer to a prison facility. However, Sisco deliberately places Foley with another inmate (Samuel L. Jackson) who is infamous for escaping police custody at least nine times.