LV: Elmore Leonard: Out of sight, 1996 (Zuckerschnute, Out of sight)
Auf der Flucht verbringt Jack Foley im Kofferraum einige Zeit mit Debputy U. S. Marshal Karen Sisco. Zwischen ihnen funkt es gewaltig. Als Jack in Detroit seinen letzten Coup plant, erscheint auch Karen auf der Bildfläche.
Hochgelobte und uneingeschränkt empfehlenswerte Leonard-Verfilmung mit George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Dennis Farina, Luis Guzman
Von Elmore Leonards Homepage: “Out of Sight, like Get Shorty, was a totally happy film experience for Elmore. The Get Shorty production team and writer: Danny DeVitos Jersey Films and screenwriter Scott Frank, once again collaborated on an Elmore Leonard project. Jersey signed Steven Soderbergh to direct and he cast George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez in the lead roles. (…) Clooney and Lopez added considerable sizzle to Out of Sight. Steve Zahn is hilarious as a stoner car thief; Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle and Isaiah Washington are all deadly and cool. Albert Brooks was a pleasant surprise. He makes the most out of the Ripley character. It was Scott Frank who took Ripley, off-stage in the book, and made him a key character. After Scott finished his screenplay, Elmore disagreed with the Ripley move and the ´happy´ movie ending, but admitted he was right after seeing the finished film. Out of Sight has a great look thanks to Steven Soderberghís masterful direction and Scott Frank’s savvy script. The film was a critical success but a box office so-so because of an unfortunate summer release date.”
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