The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.

  1. Kevin Fox


  2. James DeMonaco


  3. F. Gary Gray


Top Billed Cast

  1. Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Lt. Danny Roman

  2. Kevin Spacey

    Kevin Spacey

    Lt. Chris Sabian

  3. David Morse

    David Morse

    Cdr. Adam Beck

  4. Ron Rifkin

    Ron Rifkin

    Cdr. Grant Frost

  5. John Spencer

    John Spencer

    Chief Al Travis

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The Negotiator
The Negotiator



Status Released

Release Information

  • July 29, 1998


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $44,547,681.00

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