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:
All right, I'll tell you what I'm going to do. I'm going to take your boy Samir downtown, I'm going to strap his ass to a polygraph machine and I'm going to ask him questions about you. Then I'm going to take those transcripts, I'm going to take ...
Sharon Bridger: ...
At approx 1hr 31 Mins, Annette Bening (Elise Kraft / Sharon Bridger) is talking with Denzel Washington / Anthony Hubbard in a car. She has little or no visible makeup. A minute or so later in the same scene she has mascara, lipstick etc.
Some post-2001 versions have the World Trade Center digitally removed from the New York skyline.
English, Arabic, Spanish
$13,931,285 (USA) (8 November 1998)