The Negotiator

Starring: Kevin Spacey & Samuel L. Jackson Director: F. Gary Gray  Rated: R: Restricted
He frees hostages for a living. Now he's taking hostages to survive.
Rating 4.3
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1998
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Snap Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 2.35
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary
    • Documentary: "The 11th Hour: Stories From Real Negotiators"
    • Behind-the-Scenes
    • Trailers: Theatrical (5)
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    • Interactive Menus
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Entertainment Reviews:

Rolling Stone - 08/20/1998
"...Jackson and Spacey raise the bar on popular entertainment by giving THE NEGOTIATOR the full commitment of their talents..."
Sight and Sound - 12/01/1998
"...[Spacey and Rifkin] give astute performances..."
Entertainment Weekly - 08/21/1998
"...Jackson has what is probably his juiciest role since PULP FICTION....A satisfyingly tense and booby-trapped thriller..." -- Rating: B+
New York Times - 07/29/1998
"...Spacey cuts an impressively cryptic figure..."
Box Office - 09/01/1998
"...The action is well-paced....It's an exciting, taut suspense with some impressive performances..."

Product Description:

Jackson plays Danny Roman, a cop who, anxious to clear himself of false accusations, takes a group of people hostage and requests the presence of a fellow officer from another precinct. Spacey plays Chris Sabian, a hostage specialist, the Negotiator, who comes in to try and defuse the situation and bring Roman in. He is not prepared for what he hears and the city isn't ready for what they do.

Plot Keywords:

Hostages | Theatrical Release

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Customer Rating: Rating 4.3
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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 101,863
  • UPC: 883929076062
  • Shipping Weight: 0.15/lbs (approx)
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