Negotiator

The Negotiator

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Director: F. Gary Gray

Cast: F. Gary Gray, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse

     
 

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F. Gary Gray's hostage drama The Negotiator comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. They did a solid job considering how dark the actual film is much of the time. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are available in both of those languages as well.

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F. Gary Gray's hostage drama The Negotiator comes to DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. They did a solid job considering how dark the actual film is much of the time. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital 5.1. Subtitles are available in both of those languages as well. Supplemental materials include a short documentary about real-life hostage negotiators, a "making of" featurette, production notes, and a handful of theatrical trailers. Fans of the film will be pleased with the great sound and quality picture, but a commentary track by the actors would have made this a must-see.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
This gripping police corruption thriller manages to acquit itself fairly well despite showing some very conspicuous seams. As usual, Samuel L. Jackson plays the slick "bad m.f." character to near-perfection and Kevin Spacey, trying his hand at action, hammers down his fairly straight role. All the vital elements of suspense drama are present; unfortunately, a few sleight-of-hand script shortcuts give the movie an amateurish feel. F. Gary Gray's bang-up direction should please the genre's fans, most of whom flocked to his previous action endeavor, Set It Off. Gray, who started his career making music videos, tends toward the spectacular, giving the film a grandiose, MTV-ish feel. In the end, the all-star appearances of Spacey and Jackson give the film its identity: the two Hollywood powerhouses make more out of the typically flat action storyline.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/15/1998
UPC:
0085391675020
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time:
2:20:00

Special Features

Documentary: "The 11th Hour: Stories From Real Negotiators"; On-location behind-the-scenes documentary; Interactive menus; Production notes; 5 theatrical trailers; Scene access; Languages and subtitles: English, Français

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Samuel L. Jackson Danny Roman
Kevin Spacey Chris Sabian
David Morse Commander Adam Beck
Ron Rifkin Commander Frost
John Spencer Chief Al Travis
J.T. Walsh Terence Niebaum
Regina Taylor Karen Roman
Siobhan Fallon Maggie
Paul Giamatti Rudy
Kelsey Mulrooney Stacy Sabian

Technical Credits
F. Gary Gray Director
Albert Beveridge Co-producer
Russell Carpenter Cinematographer
James DeMonaco Screenwriter
Kevin Fox Screenwriter
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Holger Gross Production Designer
David Hoberman Producer
A. Todd Holland Set Decoration/Design
Lois G. Hoyos Set Decoration/Design
Kevin Ishioka Art Director
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Arnon Milchan Producer
David Nicksay Executive Producer
Graeme Revell Score Composer
Richard Reynolds Set Decoration/Design
David Rubin Casting
Barbara Ann Spencer Set Decoration/Design
Robert Stone Executive Producer
Webster Stone Executive Producer
Daniel Sudick Special Effects Supervisor
Barry Thomas Asst. Director
Christian Wagner Editor
Russell Williams Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Jump to a Scene
1. Credits [2:32]
2. Negotiating With Omar [4:09]
3. Countdown [3:13]
4. On the News...Again [2:14]
5. Missing Money [2:53]
6. Rendezvous With Nate [3:29]
7. Surprise Discovery [5:18]
8. Lost Star [2:34]
9. Facing His Accusers [4:26]
10. Not Going to Jail Today [3:34]
11. Forces in Place [3:44]
12. No Eyes, No Ears [4:19]
13. The Man Danny Wants [3:31]
14. Never Say No [3:57]
15. Not Helping [3:27]
16. Rules of Engagement [3:09]
17. How Do You Know? [3:15]
18. Courting Period [2:37]
19. Chris in the Game [2:46]
20. Trustworthy Stranger [3:01]
21. On the Trigger [2:24]
22. Full Command [2:51]
23. Want My Blood?!? [3:46]
24. Phone Tag [4:03]
25. Not What They Seem [3:09]
26. Niebaum's Files [5:14]
27. Getting Inside [4:28]
28. Someone With Access [1:24]
29. Calling His Bluff [5:59]
30. Under Fire [4:22]
31. I Wonder Why [4:04]
32. A Way Out? [3:37]
33. To Their Rescue [4:23]
34. Off-Site [4:00]
35. Standoff at Niebaum's [3:25]
36. Negotiating a Deal [3:28]
37. Right to Remain Silent [1:47]
38. Nice Talking to You [3:05]
39. Found Star; End Credits [5:31]

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The Negotiator 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Samuel L. Jackson at his absolute best! Kevin Spacey does a great job in a supporting role as well - thrilling action, great plot twists, a must for any Sam Jackson fan!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Samuel L. Jackson is at his best in his role (in all of things)) as a cop. I love it that he cracks the evil cops and fights for what's right! I also liked the extra video of real negotiators and the tribute to J.T. Walsh.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I liked the Samuel L Jackson and Kevins Spacey tandem! The story was a bit dragging at first but it was well worth the wait. It'll keep you guessing till the end! Good acting, well cooked up plot!
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