The Negotiator

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Gene Wolande with Samuel L. Jackson and Regina Taylor on the set of THE NEGOTIATOR.

Plot

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

Release Year: 1998

Rating: 7.2/10 (60,483 voted)

Critic's Score: 62/100

Director:
F. Gary Gray

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse

Storyline
In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late.

Writers: James DeMonaco, Kevin Fox

Cast:

Samuel L. Jackson

Danny Roman


Kevin Spacey

Chris Sabian


David Morse

Adam Beck


Ron Rifkin

Grant Frost


John Spencer

Chief Al Travis


J.T. Walsh

Terence Niebaum


Siobhan Fallon

Maggie


Paul Giamatti

Rudy


Regina Taylor

Karen Roman


Bruce Beatty

Markus


Michael Cudlitz

Palermo


Carlos Gómez

Eagle


Tim Kelleher

Argento


Dean Norris

Scott


Nestor Serrano

Hellman

Taglines:
He frees hostages for a living. Now he's taking hostages to survive.

Release Date: 29 July 1998

Filming Locations: 77 W. Wacker Drive, Downtown, Chicago, Illinois, USA



Box Office Details

Budget: $50,000,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $10,218,831
(USA)
(2 August 1998)
(2436 Screens)

Gross: $44,484,065
(USA)
(1 November 1998)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The film is dedicated to the late actor J.T. Walsh.

Goofs:

Revealing mistakes:
The waveform being shown of the audio file being played is way off in comparison to the actual audio itself

Quotes:

Lieutenant Danny Roman:
[while hiding behind Nebaumas a shield]
Now leave your badge, guns, cuffs everything on the table

Lieutenant Danny Roman:
[a officer on the above walkway jumps out from behind the pilar. Roman firs a shot that misses his head by inches]
That wasn't an accident and neither will the next one that goes in your head, now get out!



User Review

Fantastic Film

Rating: 10/10


Anyone who says this film is not good must be crazy! The Negotiator has
the complete package intelligence, love, anger,comedy,suspense and
action. An absolute terrific film which as well as having all the
characteristics to make a classic, it has the cast to match. Samuel L
Jackson at his best playing the role as Danny Roman, a negotiator with
nothing to lose but all to prove. Kevin Spacey shows a strong side of
his acting ability and is terrific in the role of Chris Sabien, another
negotiator who has the sole interest of getting the truth!. The film is
full of so many twists and turns that makes it one of the best
thrillers ever!!! GUARANTEE…THIS FILM WILL NOT DISAPPOINT!!!