The Negotiator

1998, Drama/Mystery & thriller, 2h 18m

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The Negotiator's battle of wits doesn't wholly justify its excessive length, but confident direction by F. Gary Gray and formidable performances makes this a situation audiences won't mind being hostage to. Read critic reviews

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Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is considered the best police hostage negotiator in Chicago. After a friend warns him that someone is embezzling from a disability fund, the person is found dead. Internal affairs investigator Niebaum (J.T. Walsh) discovers the gun used had been handled by Roman. When no one believes his innocence, Roman takes Niebaum hostage. When Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey) arrives to hear Roman's demands, the two skilled negotiators begin a tense stand-off.

Cast & Crew

Samuel L. Jackson
Lt. Danny Roman
Kevin Spacey
Lt. Chris Sabian
David Morse
Cmdr. Adam Beck
Ron Rifkin
Cmdr. Grant Frost
John Spencer
Chief Al Travis
J.T. Walsh
Insp. Terence Niebaum
Regina Taylor
Karen Roman
Paul Giamatti
Rudy Timmons
David Nicksay
Executive Producer
Robert Stone
Executive Producer
Webster Stone
Executive Producer
Graeme Revell
Original Music
Russell Carpenter
Cinematographer
Holger Gross
Production Design
Kevin Ishioka
Art Direction
Richard C. Goddard
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