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The Negotiator (1998)


Action, Crime, Drama

The Negotiator is action thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray. It stars Samuel L. Jackson and Kevin Spacey as two expert hostage negotiators and Chicago police lieutenants.

Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is considered the best police hostage negotiator in Chicago. After a friend warns him that someone is embezzling from a disability fund, the person is found dead. Internal affairs investigator Niebaum (J.T. Walsh) discovers the gun used had been handled by Roman. When no one believes his innocence, Roman takes Niebaum hostage. When Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey) arrives to hear Roman’s demands, the two skilled negotiators begin a tense stand-off.

Director: F. Gary Gray

Writers: James DeMonaco, Kevin Fox

Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, J.T. Walsh, Ron Rifkin, Regina Taylor, John Spencer


Samuel L. JacksonDanny Roman
Kevin SpaceyChris Sabian
David MorseAdam Beck
Ron RifkinGrant Frost
John SpencerChief Al Travis
J.T. WalshTerence Niebaum
Siobhan Fallon HoganMaggie
Paul GiamattiRudy
Regina TaylorKaren Roman
Bruce BeattyMarkus
Michael CudlitzPalermo
Carlos GómezEagle
Tim KelleherArgento
Dean NorrisScott
Nestor SerranoHellman
Doug SpinuzzaTonray
Leonard L. ThomasAllen
Stephen LeeFarley
Lily GibsonOmar’s Daughter
Lauri JohnsonChief’s Wife
Sabi DorrBartender
Gene WolandeMorewitz
Rhonda DotsonLinda Roenick
Donald KorteOfficer at Funeral
Anthony T. PetrusonisOfficer at Funeral
John McDonaldPipes and Dreams Leader
Jack McLaughlin-GrayPriest
John LordanLinda’s Attorney
Jack ShearerD.A. Young
Donna PonterottoSecretary
Michael Shamus WilesTaylor
Mik ScribaBell
Joey PerilloTech #1
Mary Page KellerLisa Sabian
Kelsey MulrooneyStacy Sabian
Brad BlaisdellFBI Agent Grey
Bruce WrightFBI Agent Moran
Robert David HallCale Wangro
Guy Van SwearingenOfficer
Bernard HockeSniper
Tony Mockus Jr.Agent
Carol-Anne TouchberryReporter
Robert JordanReporter
Geoff MorrellReporter
Janna TetzlaffReporter
Millie SantiagoReporter
Mike LeidermanReporter
Jay LevineReporter
Mark GiangrecoReporter
Rick ScarryReporter
Mary IngersollReporter
McNally SagalReporter
Mary MajorReporter
Lynn RondellReporter
Edwina MooreReporter
Lynn ForslundReporter
Muriel ClairNews Anchor
Mary Ann ChildersNews Anchor
Diann BurnsNews Anchor
Carla SanchezNews Anchor
Charles ValentinoFBI Agent
Robert BaierOfficer at HBT
Ted MontueOfficer at IAB
John BuckleyDetective
Darius AubryDetective
Steven MainesTAC Officer
CaineRaoul the Dog
MaxRaoul the Dog
Andy-JohnSWAT Team
James BlackburnCamera Man
Tom BowerOmar
Spitfire BrownCop
Wayne EricSwat Officer
David Michael FordhamFBI SWAT Officer
Paul GuilfoyleNathan Roenick
David J. HaynesCop
Ezina LeBlancReporter
Maureen MendozaFBI Agent
Julie O’MalleyFBI SWAT Officer
Todd RheingoldSWAT Officer
Jack RooneyFire Department Lieutenant
Rick TouhyCop

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