History Film / TheNegotiator

11th Jan '16 2:20:16 PM MRAustin
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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie. The IAB workstation is shot by one of the squads to destroy the evidence, and by a DirtyCop later for the same reason. Even though ComputerEqualsMonitor is averted as the shots target the CPU, the information would still be there as long as the hard disk is intact.
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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie. The IAB workstation is shot by one of the squads to destroy the evidence, and by a DirtyCop later for the same reason. Even though ComputerEqualsMonitor is averted as the shots target the CPU, the information would still be there as long as the hard disk is intact. Of course, if Danny can't ''access'' the information, he can't use it to prove his innocence, so it's still a win for the bad guys.
7th Jan '16 6:56:45 AM Ohio9
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* HeroInsurance: Roman takes several innnocent people hostage during the incident as he fights to clear his name. The movie does not imply that he will ever face consequences for doing so. Even if you have been framed for murder, taking innocent people hostage is still a crime.
15th Dec '15 10:01:01 AM speedyboris
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* IsThatAThreat: --> '''Sabian''': I'm the only thing standing between you and an army that's itching to walk in here and take you out. So you tell me something, Danny. Why should I get in their way? Make me believe why I should deal with you ever again.\\ '''Roman''': I still have hostages. They can still be punished for your mistakes.\\ '''Sabian''': Was that a threat? Did you just threaten me?
9th Dec '15 5:07:14 PM MRAustin
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9th Dec '15 5:07:13 PM MRAustin
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* ButtMonkey: Farley basically exists for no other reason than to get utterly humiliated by Danny.
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* ButtMonkey: Farley basically exists for no other reason than to get utterly humiliated by Danny. The first time his name is mentioned, long before he appears on-screen in any meaningful capacity, is when Danny complains that "Farley screwed up the list!" (Said list being a likes / dislikes inventory for the current hostage-taker - Farley put the man's dog on the "Likes" side, but the guy hates his dog for barking all the time.)

* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie. The IAB workstation is shot by one of the squads to destroy the evidence, and by a DirtyCop later for the same reason. Even though ComputerEqualsMonitor is averted as the shots target the CPU, the information would still be there as long if the hard disk is intact.
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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie. The IAB workstation is shot by one of the squads to destroy the evidence, and by a DirtyCop later for the same reason. Even though ComputerEqualsMonitor is averted as the shots target the CPU, the information would still be there as long if as the hard disk is intact.
2nd Oct '15 5:46:09 PM dmcreif
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''The Negotiator'' is a 1998 film starring Creator/SamuelLJackson as Danny Roman, a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} hostage negotiator framed for the murder of his partner, Nate. Nate was murdered when he uncovered serious corruption within their unit. Not knowing who he can trust, Danny turns to taking hostages to find the truth about Nate's murder. Unable to trust his friends, he calls upon a stranger, and fellow negotiator, Chris Sabian (Creator/KevinSpacey), to prove his innocence.
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''The Negotiator'' is a 1998 film starring Creator/SamuelLJackson as Danny Roman, a UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} Police Department hostage negotiator framed for the murder of his partner, Nate. Nate was murdered when he uncovered serious corruption within their unit. Not knowing who he can trust, Danny turns to taking hostages to find the truth about Nate's murder. Unable to trust his friends, he calls upon a stranger, and fellow negotiator, Chris Sabian (Creator/KevinSpacey), to prove his innocence.
29th Aug '15 8:51:28 PM mkmckoy
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* FalseFlagOperation: Sabian gets a friend to pretend to be the mole to convince Danny to release the hostages and give himself up (and possibly reveal if there are conspirators in the police department). His plan is successful at first, as Sabian has gathered enough information from Danny to know some of the mole's characteristics. But ultimately his plan is foiled when Danny discovers from Niebaum's files who the real mole is.
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* FalseFlagOperation: Inverted and then subverted. Sabian gets a friend to pretend to be the mole to convince Danny to release the hostages and give himself up (and possibly reveal if there are conspirators in the police department). His plan is successful at first, as Sabian has gathered enough information from Danny to know some of the mole's characteristics. But ultimately his plan is foiled when Danny discovers from Niebaum's files who the real mole is.
29th Aug '15 6:12:11 PM mkmckoy
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* FalseFlagOperation: Sabian gets a friend to pretend to be the mole to convince Danny to release the hostages and give himself up (and possibly reveal if there are conspirators in the police department). His plan is successful at first, as Sabian has gathered enough information from Danny to know some of the mole's characteristics. But ultimately his plan is foiled when Danny discovers from Niebaum's files who the real mole is.

* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Frost, who was a largely background character, is the [[BigBad mastermind]] behind of the theft of the retirement fund and Danny being framed.]] ** [[spoiler: Danny never killed the cop.]]

** [[spoiler: Frost takes ''himself'' hostage by putting a gun to his own head in hopes of getting the SWAT team to back down. Beck foils his plan by shooting him in the shoulder.]]

* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Danny never killed the cop.]]
16th May '15 10:59:16 PM dmcreif
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-->'''Sabian''': I once talked a guy out of blowing up the Sears Tower, but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone!
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-->'''Sabian''': -->'''Chris Sabian''': You know, I once talked a guy man out of blowing up the Sears Tower, but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone!phone. -->'''Lisa Sabian:''' That's because nobody's standing behind you with a big gun! -->'''Chris Sabian:''' That's debatable.
16th May '15 10:56:05 PM dmcreif
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The film was directed by Felix Gary Gray, previously known for ''Film/{{Friday}}'' (1995) and ''Set It Off'' (1996). It was not a box office hit, earning about 44,547,681 dollars in the United States market. It was only the 47th most successful film of its year. However, it gained mostly positive reviews and earned both Gray and Jackson a number of awards.
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The film was directed by Felix Gary Gray, previously known for ''Film/{{Friday}}'' (1995) and ''Set It Off'' (1996). It was not a box office hit, earning about 44,547,681 dollars $44,547,681 in the United States market. It was only the 47th most successful film of its year. However, it gained mostly positive reviews and earned both Gray and Jackson a number of awards.

* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: We are first introduced to Kevin Spacey's character as he is failing to persuade his wife to come out of the bedroom in which she has locked herself. Summed up succinctly with this line: -->'''Sabian''': I once talked a guy out of blowing up the Sears Tower but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone.
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* TheCobblersChildrenHaveNoShoes: We are first introduced to Kevin Spacey's character Chris Sabian as he is failing to persuade his wife to come out of the bedroom in which she has locked herself. Summed up succinctly with this line: -->'''Sabian''': I once talked a guy out of blowing up the Sears Tower Tower, but I can't talk my wife out of the bedroom or my kid off the phone.phone!

* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailers show that [[spoiler:Sabian eventually sides with Danny]]. By using a line that isn't even''in'' the final cut of the film!
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The trailers show that [[spoiler:Sabian eventually sides with Danny]]. By using a line that isn't even''in'' even ''in'' the final cut of the film!
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