Warner Bros. Pictures | Release Date: July 29, 1998
Summary: Maverick negotiator Danny Roman (Jackson) is framed for embezzlement and the murder of his partner and best friend. Newly married and faced with an unjust prison sentence, Roman turns hostage-taker to smoke out the guilty ones in his own squad. Brought in to square off against Danny is the respected and methodical negotiator Chris Sabian (Spacey). Under siege and battling against time, the two lock in a deadly battle of wits, finding that when your friends betray you, sometimes the only person you can trust is a stranger.  (Warner Bros.)
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Runtime: 140 min
Rating: Rated R for violence and language.
Production: Regency Enterprises
Genres: Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Countries: USA, Germany
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 3, 2004
Director Credit
F. Gary Gray Director
Writer Credit
James DeMonaco Written By
Kevin Fox Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Kevin Spacey Chris Sabian
Samuel L. Jackson Danny Roman
Cast Credit
Bruce Beatty Markus
Carlos Gómez Eagle
David Morse Adam Beck
Dean Norris Scott
J.T. Walsh Terence Niebaum
John Spencer Chief Al Travis
Michael Cudlitz Palermo
Nestor Serrano Hellman
Paul Giamatti Rudy
Regina Taylor Karen Roman
Ron Rifkin Grant Frost
Siobhan Fallon Maggie
Tim Kelleher Argento
Producer Credit
Albert Beveridge Co-Producer
Arnon Milchan Producer
David Hoberman Producer
David Nicksay Executive Producer
Robert Stone Executive Producer
Webster Stone Executive Producer