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Danny Roman
Kevin Spacey Kevin Spacey
Chris Sabian
David Morse David Morse
Adam Beck
Ron Rifkin Ron Rifkin
Grant Frost
John Spencer John Spencer
Chief Al Travis
J.T. Walsh J.T. Walsh
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Top-notch action-thriller!

8 years, 3 months ago at Jan 15 5:21
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"You think killing a man gives you the right to negotiate with me?"

The Negotiator is of a rare breed - an action-thriller relying on suspense generated by lots of dialogue, several superb plot twists and a selection of brilliant, dominant performances rather than a surplus of explosive, over-the-top action sequences. This first-rate white-knuckle thriller is virtually a non-stop ve... read more

Ratches Up The Suspense

8 years, 2 months ago at Feb 8 3:45
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When police negotiator, Danny Roman, is framed for murder and corruption, he decides to take matters into his own hands by taking hostages in an attempt to find the real dirty cops.

I haven't seen this film in ages and I was surprised by how good it is. My kudos to the writers, director and actors for taking a familiar plot and making it unique.

Kevin Spacey and Samu... read more


6 years, 2 months ago at Feb 28 18:23
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Can any movie with Kevin Spacey and Samuel L. Jackson be thoroughly bad? Well, the movie wasn't actually even that bad, and the story led the movie nicely forward (okay, it was kinda lousy plot).
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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 date: 29 July 1998
UPC: 085391675020
Tags: Action (21), Thriller (18), Drama (13), 1998 (12), Hostage (9), Police (8), Crime (8), 1990s (8), Corruption (8), Murder (8), Betrayal (8), Mystery (8), Suspense (7), Cover Up (6), Pistol (6), (5), Black Cop (5), Shot In The Chest (5), Pension (5), Shot In The Arm (5)
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