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    Unique ID Code: 0000007102
    Added by: DVD Reviewer
    Added on: 22/7/2000 02:17
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    Negotiator, The (UK)

    7 / 10
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    He frees hostages for a living. Now he`s taking hostages to survive
    Certificate: 15
    Running Time: 134 mins
    Retail Price: £15.99
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    Maverick hostage negotiator Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) is framed for embezzlement and murder. Newly married and unjustly faced with prison, Roman turns hostage taker to smoke out the guilty ones.

    Squaring off against him is respected, methodical negotiator Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey). Under siege and racing the clock, the two lock in a deadly battle of wits. F.Gary Gray (`Set It Off`) directs the leads and a top ensemble cast (including David Morse and J.T. Walsh) in a story honed with spiralling tension and volatile action.

    In a dazzling series of twists and gambits, Roman and Sabian face off against time and each other.

    Special Features:
    Interactive Menus
    Scene Access
    On Location: Behind-the-scenes Documentary

    Video Tracks:
    Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Subtitle Tracks:
    CC: English

    Directed By:
    F. Gary Gray

    Written By:

    John Spencer
    Ron Rifkin
    David Morse
    Kevin Spacey
    Samuel L. Jackson

    Casting By:
    David Rubin

    Soundtrack By:
    Graeme Revell

    Director of Photography:
    Russell Carpenter

    Christian Wagner

    Costume Designer:
    Francine Jamison-Tanchuck

    Production Designer:
    Holger Gross

    Arnon Milchan
    David Hoberman
    Albert Beveridge

    Executive Producer:
    Webster Stone
    Robert Stone
    David Nicksay

    Regency Enterprises

    Your Opinions and Comments

    8 / 10
    A fine thriller. It`ll keep you at the edge of your seat throughout.
    Spacey and Jackson are both brilliant as the leads.
    The video transfer is a very good 1.85:1 one. There were some slight compression signs on two scenes, but it was almost unnoticeable.
    The DD 5.1 audio is excellent. It gives you a haunting feeling of being chased and accused in a claustrophobic environment.
    The behind the scenes feature is too short but is quite nice as well.
    I`d definitely go for this movie, especially if a couple of friends are coming over and want to watch a good thriller on DVD.
    posted by Zvi Josef on 22/7/2000 04:29
    5 / 10
    Passable thriller, only worth renting though. One get`s behind Sam Jackson though, and eagerly anticipate his vindication, understanding his anger. The film doesn`t refrain from showing his ruthless pursuit of it though.
    posted by Richard73 on 7/2/2001 19:01