Dennis Farina
Out of Sight
1998 26 Jun 1998 R 123 min DramaCrimeRomance
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A career bank robber busts out of jail (Clooney) with the help of his buddy (Rhames) and kidnaps a US Marshal (Lopez) in the process. When the two cons head for Detroit to pull off their final big scam, the Marshal is put on their case but she finds she is attracted to one of them and has second thoughts about bringing them in.
AWARDS
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 13 wins & 12 nominations.
WRITER
Elmore Leonard (novel), Scott Frank (screenplay)
Snatch.
2000 19 Jan 2001 R 102 min CrimeComedy
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Turkish and his close friend/accomplice Tommy get pulled into the world of match fixing by the notorious Brick Top. Things get complicated when the boxer they had lined up gets badly beaten by Pitt, a 'pikey' ( slang for an Irish Gypsy)- who comes into the equation after Turkish, an unlicensed boxing promoter wants to buy a caravan off the Irish Gypsies. They then try to convince Pitt not only to fight for them, but to lose for them too. Whilst all this is going on, a huge diamond heist takes place, and a fistful of motley characters enter the story, including 'Cousin Avi', 'Boris The Blade', 'Franky Four Fingers' and 'Bullet Tooth Tony'. Things go from bad to worse as it all becomes about the money, the guns, and the damned dog!
AWARDS
4 wins & 6 nominations.
DIRECTOR
WRITER
Guy Ritchie