The Negotiator
Warner Bros. (1998)
Action, Mystery, Thriller
In Collection
Seen ItYes
IMDB   7.3
134 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1   R (Restricted)
Kevin Spacey Lt. Chris Sabian
Samuel L. Jackson Lt. Danny Roman
David Morse Cmdr. Adam Beck
Ron Rifkin Cmdr. Grant Frost
John Spencer Chief Al Travis
J.T. Walsh Insp. Terence Niebaum
Siobhan Fallon Maggie
Paul Giamatti Rudy Timmons
Regina Taylor Karen Roman
Bruce Beatty Markus
Kelsey Mulrooney Stacy Sabian
Michael Cudlitz Palermo
Tim Kelleher Argento
Dean Norris Scott
Nestor Serrano Hellman
F. Gary Gray
Producer David Hoberman
Arnon Milchan
Writer James DeMonaco
Kevin Fox
Cinematography Russell Carpenter
Musician Graeme Revell

Lieutenant Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson), a top hostage negotiator, is framed for the murder of his partner Nathan 'Nate' Roenick (Paul Guilfoyle) and embezzling funds from the Chicago Police Department's disability fund. The Negotiator starts when Roman shows his skills by risking his life in a hostage-taking situation. The central theme of the movie is already revealed in the first scene when
Edition Details
Edition Premiere Collection
Distributor Warner Home Video
Release Date 12/15/1998
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; French
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [French]
Dolby Digital 5.1 [English (Closed Captioned)]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Interactive Menus Commentary Documentary: The 11th Hour: Stories From Real Negotiators Behind-the-Scenes Documentary Production Notes 5 Theatrical Trailers Scene Access