The Negotiator

The Negotiator (1998)

He frees hostages for a living. Now he's taking hostages to survive.

  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1998-07-29
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 1703 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 20min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: Germany, United States of America
  • Director: F. Gary Gray
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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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  • Samuel L. Jackson

    as Lt. Danny Roman
  • Kevin Spacey

    as Lt. Chris Sabian
  • David Morse

    as Cdr. Adam Beck
  • Ron Rifkin

    as Cdr. Grant Frost
  • John Spencer

    as Chief Al Travis
  • J.T. Walsh

    as Insp. Terence Niebaum
  • Siobhan Fallon Hogan

    as Maggie
  • Paul Giamatti

    as Rudy
  • Regina Taylor

    as Karen Roman
  • Bruce Beatty

    as Markus
  • Michael Cudlitz

    as Palermo
  • Carlos Gómez

    as Eagle
  • Tim Kelleher

    as Argento
  • Dean Norris

    as Scott
  • Nestor Serrano

    as Hellman
  • Doug Spinuzza

    as Tonray
  • Leonard L. Thomas

    as Allen
  • Stephen Lee

    as Farley
  • Lily Gibson

    as Omar's Daughter
  • Lauri Johnson

    as Chief's Wife
  • Sabi Dorr

    as Bartender
  • Gene Wolande

    as Morewitz
  • Rhonda Dotson

    as Linda Roenick
  • John Lordan

    as Linda's Attorney
  • Jack Shearer

    as D.A. Young
  • Donna Ponterotto

    as Secretary
  • Michael Shamus Wiles

    as Taylor
  • Mik Scriba

    as Bell
  • Joey Perillo

    as Tech #1
  • Mary Page Keller

    as Lisa Sabian
  • Kelsey Mulrooney

    as Stacy Sabian
  • Brad Blaisdell

    as FBI Agent Grey
  • Bruce Wright

    as FBI Agent Moran
  • Robert David Hall

    as Cale Wangro
  • Bernard Hocke

    as Sniper
  • Tony Mockus Jr.

    as Agent
  • Rick Scarry

    as Reporter
  • McNally Sagal

    as Reporter
  • Mary Major

    as Reporter
  • Edwina Moore

    as Reporter
  • James Blackburn

    as Camera Man (uncredited)
  • Tom Bower

    as Omar (uncredited)
  • David Michael Fordham

    as FBI SWAT Officer (uncredited)
  • Paul Guilfoyle

    as Nathan Roenick (uncredited)
  • Jack Rooney

    as Fire Department Lieutenant (uncredited)
  • Rick Touhy

    as Cop (uncredited)
  • Spitfire Brown

    as Cop (uncredited)
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Sound Graeme Revell Music
Editing Christian Wagner Editor
Production David Rubin Casting
Art Kevin Ishioka Art Direction
Camera Russell Carpenter Director of Photography
Production Cynthia Wise Production Accountant
Costume & Make-Up Marietta Carter-Narcisse Makeup Supervisor
Lighting John Buckley Chief Lighting Technician
Sound Dino Dimuro Sound Effects Editor
Sound Lee Labaigue Assistant Sound Editor
Art Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration
Crew Joel Kramer Stunt Coordinator
Editing Tony Ciccone Additional Editing
Sound Mark P. Stoeckinger Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Daniel Sudick Special Effects Supervisor
Sound Russell Williams II Production Sound Mixer
Crew Mic Rodgers Stunts
Camera J. Michael Muro Camera Operator
Camera J. Michael Muro Steadicam Operator
Art Holger Gross Production Design
Production David Nicksay Executive Producer
Sound Tim Simonec Orchestrator
Production David Hoberman Producer
Costume & Make-Up Robert L. Stevenson Hair Supervisor
Directing F. Gary Gray Director
Writing James DeMonaco Screenplay
Sound Paul Massey Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Production Robert Stone Executive Producer
Production Webster Stone Executive Producer
Writing Kevin Fox Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costume Design
Production Herb Gains Unit Production Manager
Costume & Make-Up Alicia M. Tripi Hairstylist
Crew Keith Woulard Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Tania McComas Makeup Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Carol A. O'Connell Hairstylist
Crew Jimmy N. Roberts Stunts
Crew Erik Cord Stunts
Crew Cliff Fleming Stunts
Sound Joshua Winget Music Editor
Crew Steven Lambert Stunts
Crew Mary Ann Schmidt Stand In
Crew Troy Brown Stunts
Crew Ralph Gonzalez Stunts
Crew Jeff Imada Stunts
Crew Carl Paoli Stunts
Crew John Meier Stunts
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Sound Glenn T. Morgan Dialogue Editor
Sound James Moriana Foley Artist
Sound Jeffrey Wilhoit Foley Artist
Crew Jeff Wells Digital Effects Supervisor
Crew Billy D. Lucas Stunts
Crew Mike Cameron Stunts
Production Karyn McCarthy Unit Production Manager
Production Murray Miller Location Manager
Crew Randy Walker Stunts
Directing Barry K. Thomas First Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Frank Perry Rose Costume Supervisor
Crew Rick Le Fevour Stunts
Crew Kiante Elam Stunt Double
Sound Paul Timothy Carden Dialogue Editor
Crew Ron Poniewaz Jr. Transportation Captain
Art A. Todd Holland Set Designer
Art Richard Reynolds Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Mark Boucher On Set Dresser
Sound Mark Gordon Dialogue Editor
Sound Doug Hemphill Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Camera Sam Emerson Still Photographer
Crew Randy Peters Transportation Coordinator
Crew Stacy Logan Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Joseph T. Mastrolia Key Set Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Katrina Mastrolia Costumer
Sound Victor Ray Ennis First Assistant Sound Editor
Art Luis G. Hoyos Set Designer
Sound Gary Mundheim Foley Editor
Sound James Wright Dolby Consultant
Directing Sharron Reynolds-Enriquez Script Supervisor
Crew Robert A. Levine Unit Publicist
Camera Tom Connole Camera Operator
Sound Matt Patterson Sound Recordist
Sound Richard Dwan Jr. Dialogue Editor
Sound Michael A. Reagan Sound Effects Editor
Art Anthony Lattanzio Construction Coordinator
Sound Kerry Dean Williams ADR Editor
Sound Chris Jargo ADR Editor
Crew Sara Flamm Production Office Assistant
Costume & Make-Up Victoria Wood Wigmaker
Sound Dennis Johnson Sound Recordist
Costume & Make-Up Louis Lazzara Makeup Artist
Sound Scott Wolf Sound Effects Editor
Sound Philip A. Hess Foley Editor
Lighting Marc Marino Electrician
Art John Schacht Leadman
Sound Philip D. Morrill Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Neal J. Anderson Dialogue Editor
Sound Rick Morris Sound Effects Editor
Camera Lee Blasingame First Assistant Camera
Camera Glenn Brown Second Assistant Camera
Sound Robert Ulrich Supervising ADR Editor
Crew Kenny Endoso Stunts
Camera Larry J. Aube Grip
Editing Gilbert Carreras Color Timer
Camera Nico Bally Grip
Crew Jeff Verdick Transportation Captain
Camera Michael J. Coo Key Grip
Camera Kirk Bloomberg Second Assistant Camera
Crew John T. Scanlon Stunts
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Sound Michael A. Patillo Boom Operator
Crew Bruce Benson Stunts
Directing Chitra F. Mojtabai Second Assistant Director
Crew Cory Fleming Stunts
Lighting John Fine Electrician
Lighting Jon Haney Electrician
Camera Michael Brennan Dolly Grip
Production Lisa Swain Production Coordinator
Production Tammy L. Smith Extras Casting
Camera Mark R. Jackson First Assistant Camera
Crew Kay Whipple Stunts
Crew Linda Perlin Stunts
Editing Fred C. Vitale First Assistant Editor
Crew Randy Popplewell Stunts
Crew Ronald L. Wright Cableman
Production Renee D. Czarapata Payroll Accountant
Camera Scott Ronnow Camera Loader
Production Jean Nakahara Production Secretary
Art Mike Sforza Construction Foreman
Art Barbara Ann Spencer Set Designer
Art Bethany Andell Art Department Coordinator
Costume & Make-Up John Lemons Costumer
Lighting Jason Leeds Electrician
Camera Ken Cottengim Jr. Grip
Camera Scott McGowan Grip
Crew Alan Wurtzel Stunts