The Negotiator (1998)

Director: F. Gary Gray

Writer(s): James DeMonaco, Kevin Fox

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Paul Giamatti, Regina Taylor, Bruce Beatty, Michael Cudlitz, Carlos Gómez, Tim Kelleher, Dean Norris, Nestor Serrano, Doug Spinuzza, Leonard L. Thomas, Stephen Lee, Lily Gibson, Lauri Johnson, Sabi Dorr, Gene Wolande, Rhonda Dotson, Donald Korte, Anthony T. Petrusonis, John McDonald, Jack McLaughlin-Gray, John Lordan, Jack Shearer, Donna Ponterotto, Michael Shamus Wiles, Mik Scriba, Joey Perillo, Mary Page Keller, Kelsey Mulrooney, Brad Blaisdell, Bruce Wright, Robert David Hall, Guy Van Swearingen, Bernard Hocke, Tony Mockus Jr., Carol-Anne Touchberry, Robert Jordan, Geoff Morrell, Janna Tetzlaff, Millie Santiago, Mike Leiderman, Jay Levine, Mark Giangreco, Rick Scarry, Mary Ingersoll, McNally Sagal, Mary Major, Lynn Rondell, Edwina Moore, Lynn Forslund, Muriel Clair, Mary Ann Childers, Diann Burns, Carla Sanchez, Charles Valentino, Robert Baier, Ted Montue, John Buckley, Darius Aubry, Steven Maines, Caine, Max, Andy-John, James Blackburn, Tom Bower, Spitfire Brown, Wayne Eric, David Michael Fordham, Paul Guilfoyle, David J. Haynes, Ezina LeBlanc, Maureen Mendoza, Julie O’Malley, Todd Rheingold, Jack Rooney, Rick Touhy

Synopsis: In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he’s framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department’s pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who’s running the conspiracy before it’s too late.

Release Date: July 29, 1998 (USA) | Length: 140 min | Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller | MPAA Rating: Rated R for violence and language.