History Film / TheNegotiator

13th Sep '16 10:15:26 PM JediGoalie30
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* HollywoodTactics: At the end, when [[spoiler: Frost]] comes out of Niebaum's house, he is surrounded by other cops on every side. [[TooDumbToLive Who then point guns at him]]. When [[spoiler: Beck]] shoots him, [[spoiler: Danny and Sabian]] are clearly directly behind him. ''Nobody'' has a clear shot without a friendly behind him.


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** One of Danny's demands is for a department funeral if he dies.


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** [[spoiler: At the end, after Beck shoots Frost to prevent him from killing himself, Danny picks up Frost's gun and is about to give him a CoupDeGrace. He looks around and, seeing his wife and all of his friends, drops the gun.]]


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* OnlyAFleshWound: [[spoiler: What really sells Sabian's [[BluffingTheMurderer bluff]] towards Frost is that he shoots Danny in the abdomen. Danny is then shown lying on the floor with blood pooling from under him, so either Sabian missed Danny's BulletproofVest, or he wasn't wearing one. Sabian helps Danny out of the house, and Danny is able to stand on his own briefly, although he needs help from several cops to make it to the ambulance. In reality, a gunshot wound to the abdomen can cause a great deal of damage. Sabian points out that if Frost had shot him, it would have been worse.]]
--> [[spoiler:'''Sabian''': I figured you'd rather be shot by me than by him.]]
11th Sep '16 11:42:09 AM ScribeRetro
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* EmptyCopThreat: After the hostages have been released Maggie initially gives Chief Travis the silent treatment when he asks where Danny has gone, but relents when he threatens to charge her with obstruction of justice.
2nd Sep '16 11:59:33 PM JediGoalie30
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* CowboyCop: Danny, much to Beck's annoyance.



* DirtyCop: Several of them. [[spoiler: Allen, Argento, Hellman, and Frost form the conspiracy. Niebaum takes a bribe to hide the evidence of it. Beck, however, is clean.]]



* HeKnowsTooMuch: First Roenick, then Niebaum.



* InternalAffairs: Niebaum. The whole hostage situation takes place in the IA office.



* JackBauerInterrogationTechnique: Danny threatens to push Niebaum (who is handcuffed to a chair) into a room where the bad cops could get to him to get him talking.



* PutDownYourGunAndStepAway: Danny, to a whole room full of cops. The result is a desk covered in guns and handcuffs. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that Danny is a crack shot (which he demonstrates by intentionally missing - by about four inches - a cop who was trying to line up a shot from a high walkway) and is standing in a doorway, preventing anybody from flanking him.



** [[spoiler: Danny never killed the cop.]]

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** [[spoiler: Danny never killed Scott.]]
** [[spoiler: Roenick was
the cop.informant.]]
** [[spoiler: Niebaum took a bribe from the conspiracy to conceal the evidence of it.
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-->'''Sabian''': Relax. He'll call back.


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* TurnInYourBadge: Danny is given this order by the Chief before his meeting with the DA. Getting it back is one of his demands.
* WhatTheHellHero: There are a whole bunch of them. Sabian both gives and receives several throughout the movie.
** Beck to Danny, after Danny goes [[CowboyCop cowboy]] during the opening scene.
** Danny again, from just about everyone, when he takes hostages.
** Sabian to the Chief and Beck after the first breach attempt fails.
** Sabian to Danny after Danny shoots Scott.
** Everyone to Sabian after his bluff with the informant fails.
** Sabian to Beck, the Chief, and the FBI after the second breach fails.
16th Aug '16 8:43:00 AM ScribeRetro
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* DrivenToSuicide: Averted when [[spoiler: Frost]] discovers he's been outed as the conspiracy mastermind and attempts it; he's shot in the shoulder before he can do it.


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* LovableRogue: Rudy Timmons is a two-bit con artist whose rap sheet includes credit card and insurance fraud but he's affable enough and helps Roman piece together the fraud.
3rd Aug '16 9:19:05 AM ScribeRetro
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* LargeHam: Samuel L. Jackson goes to town with this after the failed breach, standing at the shattered window in front of the police helicopters and shouting for them to take his blood, knowing full well they won't shoot him on national television.
2nd Aug '16 11:16:11 AM ScribeRetro
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* PetTheDog: Beck get several in the finale. After being a [[RedHerring]] for the mastermind and a general [[Jerkass]] throughout the movie he shoots [[spoiler:Frost]] to prevent him from committing suicide, helps an injured Danny to the waiting ambulance and orders the street cleared so Danny can be rushed to the hospital.

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* PetTheDog: Beck get several in the finale. After being a [[RedHerring]] RedHerring for the mastermind and a general [[Jerkass]] jerkass throughout the movie he shoots [[spoiler:Frost]] to prevent him from committing suicide, helps an injured Danny to the waiting ambulance and orders the street cleared so Danny can be rushed to the hospital.
2nd Aug '16 11:15:44 AM ScribeRetro
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* PettheDog: Beck get several in the finale. After being a [RedHerring] for the mastermind and a general [Jerkass] throughout the movie he shoots [[spoiler:Frost]] to prevent him from committing suicide, helps an injured Danny to the waiting ambulance and orders the street cleared so Danny can be rushed to the hospital.

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* PettheDog: PetTheDog: Beck get several in the finale. After being a [RedHerring] [[RedHerring]] for the mastermind and a general [Jerkass] [[Jerkass]] throughout the movie he shoots [[spoiler:Frost]] to prevent him from committing suicide, helps an injured Danny to the waiting ambulance and orders the street cleared so Danny can be rushed to the hospital.
2nd Aug '16 11:15:15 AM ScribeRetro
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* PettheDog: Beck get several in the finale. After being a [RedHerring] for the mastermind and a general [Jerkass] throughout the movie he shoots [[spoiler:Frost]] to prevent him from committing suicide, helps an injured Danny to the waiting ambulance and orders the street cleared so Danny can be rushed to the hospital.
** Background character Markus gets a nice one. Towards the finale he gives a pair of keys to Danny while also giving him a trusting handshake squeeze. Not bad considering he initially thought Danny had [[spoiler:murdered Scott.]]
16th Jul '16 7:26:39 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* DangerouslyGenreSavvy: Danny makes the perfect hostage taker, as he knows every tactic the police will use and brazenly runs circles around the Chicago PD.
10th Mar '16 6:05:36 AM Morgenthaler
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* RudelyHangingUp: After Roman executes a hostage and calls the negotiator for his next demands, Sabian hangs up the phone on him several times even though Roman still has hostages, both to signal his anger and to make it clear that he will refuse further negotiations if people get hurt.
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