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.

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  1. Kevin Fox


  2. James DeMonaco


  3. F. Gary Gray


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  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

  6. J. T. Walsh

    J. T. Walsh

    Insp. Terence Niebaum

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 20m

Budget $50,000,000.00

Revenue $44,547,681.00

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Release Information

  • July 29, 1998
    R, Theatrical



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