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R| 2 hr. 18 min.

Plot Summary
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: Samuel L. Jackson , Kevin Spacey , David Morse , Ron Rifkin , John Spencer , J.T. Walsh , Regina Taylor , Siobhan Fallon

Director: F. Gary Gray

Genres: Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Home Vídeo

The Negotiator (1998)

Release Date: July 29th, 1998|2 hr. 18 min.

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  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    This little-hyped thriller emerges as a dark-horse winner by reminding us of how pleasurably exciting a popcorn movie can be when it's populated by actors who are in it for more than an exorbitant fee. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The movie has finesse, and the actors have charm, but there are no surprises. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A triumph of style over story, and of acting over characters. show more

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