R | | Action, Thriller
The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.
While negotiating with the bus bombers, Hubbard offers to exchange himself for the hostages. In Ricochet (1991), Denzel Washington's character makes the same offer while negotiating with another criminal holding a woman hostage.
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard:
Mechanic: Que pasa?
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Tariq around?
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Tariq?
Tariq Husseini, Auto Shop Owner: How can I help you?
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: You're Tariq Husseini?
Tariq Husseini, Auto Shop Owner: He's out.
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Damn. Do you think you could give him a message?
Tariq Husseini, Auto Shop Owner: Of course.
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: Tell him the FBI is after him.
Tariq Husseini, Auto Shop Owner: You're joking.
Anthony 'Hub' Hubbard: I'm not joking. Put the phone down, put your hands in ...
The events of the film take place in 1998, 3 years after the detonation of an explosive-laden truck in Oklahoma City. While many federal buildings were already constructed and could not be set back from a thoroughfare by the 100 foot minimum to prevent or minimize future terrorist attacks, ALL had anti-ramming posts, pillars and planters installed. The van shown in the film could not have penetrated these barriers and thus the explosion would have taken place OUTSIDE the building, rather than inside of the lobby. There would have been heavy damage to the structure; however its total collapse as shown in the film likely would not have occurred.
English, Arabic, Spanish
$13,931,285 (USA) (8 November 1998)