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.
The nighttime crowd scenes outside the skyscraper were filmed on two consecutive nights in September 1997, from about 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. Due to cold rain and winds, many extras defected during the night or developed antagonistic relationships with ... ...
Lieutenant Chris Sabian:
I once talked a guy out of blowing up the Sears Tower but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone.
When Roman and Sabian is browsing Niebaum's computer at his house the Address bar doesn't match the content of the other windows. The address bar says C:\niebaum\office files\ongoing investigations\*.* while the All Folders sidebar shows that C:\Office files\Accounts is selected. C:\ is labeled Niebaum, there is no C:\niebaum\ folder. While browsing A:\Ongoing Investigations the explorer window says (A:) - Office files - Ongoing Investigations which doesn't match the contents of the All Folders sidebar. Furthermore, although A: is full of documents they're marked with the windows icon, proof that no program has been assigned for opening or editing the documents as they were most likely done in haste.
$10,218,831 (USA) (2 August 1998)
$44,484,065 (USA) (1 November 1998)