The Negotiator
Premiere Collection
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1998
Director: F. Gary Gray
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-675020
Running time: 2:19 (139 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: December 15, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#1006)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 11, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 7 / 10
Overview
Maverick hostage negotiator Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is framed for embezzlement and murder. Newly married and unjustly faced with prison, Roman turns hostage-taker to smoke out the guilty ones. Squaring off against him is respected, methodical negotiator Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey). Under siege and racing the clock, the two lock in a deadly battle of wits.

F. Gary Gray (Set It Off) directs the leads and a top ensemble cast (including David Morse and J.T Walsh) in a story honed with spiralling tension and volatile action. In a dazzling series of twists and gambits, Roman and Sabian face off against time and each other.
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Genres
Action
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
 • Regency Enterprises
 • Mandeville Films
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles
English
French
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Bonus Trailers
 • Featurettes
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
F. Gary Gray....Director
Writing
James DeMonaco....Writer
Kevin Fox....Writer
Production
David Nicksay....Executive Producer
Robert Stone....Executive Producer
Webster Stone....Executive Producer
David Hoberman....Producer
Arnon Milchan....Producer
Cinematography
Russell Carpenter....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Christian Wagner....Film Editor
Music
Graeme Revell....Composer
Sound
Russell Williams....Production Sound Mixer
Mark Stoeckinger....Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Massey....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
D. M. Hemphill....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck....Costume Designer
Holger Gross....Production Designer
Kevin Ishioka....Art Director
Frank Rose....Costume Designer
Marietta Carter-Narcisse....Make-up Artist
Tania McComas....Make-up Artist
Lou Lazzara....Make-up Artist
Dan Sudick....Visual Effects
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson....Danny Roman
Kevin Spacey....Chris Sabian
David Morse....Adam Beck
Ron Rifkin....Grant Frost
John Spencer....Chief Al Travis
J. T. Walsh....Terence Niebaum
Siobhan Fallon....Maggie
Paul Giamatti....Rudy
Regina Taylor....Karen Roman
Bruce Beatty....Markus
Michael Cudlitz....Palermo
Carlos Gomez....Eagle
Tim Kelleher....Argento
Dean Norris....Scott
Nestor Serrano....Hellman
Doug Spinuzza....Tonray
Leonard Thomas....Allen
Stephen Lee....Farley
Lily Nicksay....Omar's Daughter
Lauri Johnson....Chief's Wife
Sabi Dorr....Bartender
Gene Wolande....Morewitz
Rhonda Dotson....Linda Roenick
Officers at Funeral
Donald Korte
Anthony T. Petrusonis
John McDonald....Pipes and Drums Leader
Jack McLaughlin Gray....Priest
John Lordon....Linda's Attorney
Jack Shearer....D.A. Young
Donna Ponterotto....Secretary
Michael Shamus Wiles....Taylor
Mik Scriba....Bell
Joey Perillo....Tech #1
Mary Page Keller....Lisa Sabian
Kelsey Mulrooney....Stacy Sabian
Brad Blaisdell....FBI Agent Grey
Bruce Wright....FBI Agent Moran
Robert David Hall....Cale Wangro
Guy Van Swearingen....Officer
Bernard Hocke....Sniper
Tony Mockus, Jr.....Agent
Reporters
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
News Anchors
Muriel Clair
Mary Ann Childers
Diann Burns
Carla Sanchez
Charles Valentino....FBI Agent
Robert Baier....Officer at HBT
Ted Montue....Officer at IAB
Detectives
John Buckley
Darius Aubry
Steven Mainz....TAC Officer
Raoul
Caine
Max
Tom Bower....Omar (uncredited)
Amorette Dye....Street Reporter (uncredited)
David Fordham....FBI SWAT Officer (uncredited)
Amy Gitles....Crowd Member (uncredited)
Paul Guilfoyle....Nathan Roenick (uncredited)
Dan Irvine....FBI SWAT Officer (uncredited)
Jack Rooney....Fire Department Lieutenant (uncredited)