The Negotiator (1998)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Drama

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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.




  • Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey in The Negotiator (1998)
  • Kevin Spacey and Ron Rifkin in The Negotiator (1998)
  • Russell Carpenter in The Negotiator (1998)
  • Samuel L. Jackson and J.T. Walsh in The Negotiator (1998)
  • Kevin Spacey in The Negotiator (1998)
  • Samuel L. Jackson in The Negotiator (1998)

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17 March 2007 | lastliberal
| Samuel L Jackson rocks!
I do not know what it is about Samuel L. Jackson. No picture, and I have seen many: Freedomland, Shaft, Die Hard with a Vengeance, A Time to Kill, Pulp Fiction, and on and on, fails to excite, and this one is no exception. His interaction with another top negotiator, Keven Spacey, incredible as usual, after he framed by other officers for stealing from the policemen's disability fund, is brilliant. As he goes crazy-like-a-fox berserk in order to prove his innocence, he and Spacey play cat and mouse to solve the crisis. A wild ending and a super supporting cast, especially David Morse, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh, Paul Giamatti, and Paul Guilfoyle

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,218,831 2 August 1998

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