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Out of Sight

Scott Frank Price: $16.95

Scott Frank is the one writer for whom Elmore Leonard is happy to be adapted for the screen. Out of Sight is an exemplary adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel and follows Jack Foley, America’s most prolific bank robber. Incarcerated in Florida’s Glades Correctional Institution, and looking at many years of jail time, Foley is determined to get out and stay out this time. By the clever manipulation of a prison guard he escapes and during the confusion takes hostage ambitious Deputy Federal Marshal Karen Sisco. Bundled into the back of the getaway car the couple are brought into a reluctant intimacy and there begins an unlikely, but entirely believable, liaison

This tricky and amoral romance gathers pace as Foley and Sisco warily circle on another in this benchmark modern crime caper. Set in a world of frayed, morally ambiguous characters Scott Frank’s script deftly mixes suspense, comedy and romance relishing the street-smart dialogue of those who inhabit the film’s Detroit and Miami locations. This intelligent and engrossing script, is an outstanding example of contemporary screenwriting at its most assured

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