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.
Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey previously appeared in A Time to Kill (1996). Though they shared little on screen time together, their one scene together was the source of an infamous quote in the film community.
Lieutenant Danny Roman:
One last question... Do you know who killed Nate?
Insp. Terence Niebaum: You.
The building where Danny holes up is at Wacker and Clark; police cars seen, ostensibly "to the scene," are actually speeding south on Wabash at Van Buren - a point already south of the building.
$10,218,831 (USA) (2 August 1998)
$44,484,065 (USA) (1 November 1998)
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