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.
Kevin Spacey doesn't appear until nearly one-third of the way through the movie.
Lieutenant Danny Roman:
A quick lesson in lying. See, this is what us real cops do: We study liars. Example: If I ask you a question about something visual, like your favorite color, your eyes go up and to the left. Neurophysiology tells us your eyes go in that direction, ...
SPOILER: After Roman releases Frost, and Sabian escorts him outside the building, a quick shot of an applauding crowd shows rain falling. Other shots of the surrounding area show no signs of falling rain.
On newer prints of the film, including VUDU, the Warner Bros. 75 Years logo is omitted at the beginning. However, the 1992 "Distributed By Warner Bros." logo is retained at the end of the film.
$10,218,831 2 August 1998
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