Negotiator, The

Lists: Action, Drama, Thriller, Crime / Heist

Brief Synopsis: "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."

Overall Ranking: 669 (Rank from 1998: # 11)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 33.33%
Regular 66.67%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Skooch90(full review)
Bryan Lienesch82 - It's The Fugitive meets SWAT meets every other cop thriller with David Morse in it.
Rob from GuysFilmQuest74

People Involved

  • Samuel L. Jackson (Lt. Danny Roman)
  • Kevin Spacey (Lt. Chris Sabian)
  • David Morse (Cdr. Adam Beck)
  • Ron Rifkin (Cdr. Grant Frost)
  • John Spencer (Chief Al Travis)
  • J.T. Walsh (Insp. Terence Niebaum)
  • Siobhan Fallon (Maggie)
  • Paul Giamatti (Rudy)
  • Regina Taylor (Karen Roman)
  • Bruce Beatty (Markus)
  • Michael Cudlitz (Palermo)
  • Carlos G√≥mez (Eagle)
  • Tim Kelleher (Argento)
  • Dean Norris (Scott)
  • Nestor Serrano (Hellman)
  • Doug Spinuzza (Tonray)
  • Leonard L. Thomas (Allen)
  • Stephen Lee (Farley)
  • Lily Nicksay (Omars Daughter)
  • Lauri Johnson (Chiefs Wife)
  • Sabi Dorr (Bartender)
  • David Hoberman (Director)