R | | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
When Danny (Samuel L. Jackson) gets on the radio and talks to all of his co-workers from the Department, he says he knows the "rules of engagement". Jackson later starred in Rules of Engagement (2000).
Oh my God, is everyone alright?
Rudy Timmons: Yeah, we're alright just don't be saying "NO" no more motherfucker!
Police negotiators and entry teams conduct their activities independent of one another so that the negotiator doesn't inadvertently let the hostage taker know what the entry team is doing.
$10,218,831 (USA) (2 August 1998)
$44,484,065 (USA) (1 November 1998)
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