History Film / TheNegotiator

15th Mar '17 1:41:04 AM GuyIncog
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* TheBadGuysAreCops: The impetus behind the entire film and the reason Danny asks for Sabian to be brought in, as he's unsure who within his own precinct may be dirty. Also Danny himself, from the perspective of the honest cops involved.
13th Mar '17 1:22:27 PM marcoasalazarm
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* HeroAntagonist: Primarily Sabian who is the {{Deuteragonist}} of the film, but really the entire team trying to take Roman down qualify because they really do believe that he's a DirtyCop who stole their money and murdered his own partner. Well... [[spoiler: aside from the ones who framed him for it, of course.]]

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* HeroAntagonist: Primarily Sabian who is the {{Deuteragonist}} of the film, but really the entire team trying to take Roman down qualify because they really do believe that he's a DirtyCop who stole their money and murdered his own partner. Well... [[spoiler: aside from the ones who framed him for it, of course. Also Beck pretty much screams "RabidCop" with his constant attempts to have SWAT charge into the building and shoot Roman, but is the one cop in a leading position during the stand-off (other than Sabian) that ''isn't'' crooked.]]
27th Jan '17 9:53:26 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:338:He frees hostages for a living. Now he's [[MoralDissonance taking hostages to survive.]]]]

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25th Jan '17 6:14:17 PM TheRoguePenguin
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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.]]

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* OnlyAFleshWound: Played with. [[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. him. Afterwards, 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. ambulance and obviously isn't just going to walk it off. In reality, a gunshot wound to the abdomen can cause a great deal of damage.damage, since there are a lot of important organs there. Sabian points out that if Frost had shot him, it would have been worse.]]
25th Jan '17 6:10:07 PM TheRoguePenguin
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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie by The Dirty Cops. The IAB workstation is shot by [[spoiler: Allen, Argento & Hellman]] to destroy the evidence, and later by [[spoiler: Frost]] 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.

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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie by The Dirty Cops. The In the first instance, the IAB workstation is shot by [[spoiler: Allen, Argento & Hellman]] to destroy the evidence, and later by [[spoiler: Frost]] for the same reason. Even though evidence. They even avert ComputerEqualsMonitor is averted as by targeting the shots target tower, not the CPU, the information would still be there as long as the hard disk is intact. Of course, if monitor, which not only makes sure Danny can't ''access'' turn it back on, but has a fairly likely chance of irrevocably destroying the information, he can't use it to prove his innocence, so data (even if they missed the hard drive, it's still a win for not like Danny has the bad guys.time to disassemble the thing). Later, [[spoiler: Frost]], snaps some floppy disks in half which had copies of the evidence before also shooting the computer in the same fashion.



* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: How Danny finally gets the man responsible.]]

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* EngineeredPublicConfession: [[spoiler: How Danny finally gets the man responsible.]]



* 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 theft and murder, taking innocent people hostage is still a crime.

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* HeroInsurance: Roman takes several innnocent innocent 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 theft and murder, taking innocent people hostage is still a crime.
9th Dec '16 8:09:58 PM ElatedReynard
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* 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.]]

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* TheReveal: [[spoiler: Frost, who was a largely background character, is the [[BigBad mastermind]] behind of the theft of the retirement disability fund and Danny being framed.]]
8th Dec '16 7:21:51 PM ElatedReynard
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* ClearMyName: Danny takes the hostages to clear himself of murdering his partner.

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* ClearMyName: Danny takes the hostages to clear himself of stealing from his prescient's disability fund and murdering his partner.



-->'''Chris Sabian''': You know, I once talked a 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.

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-->'''Chris Sabian''': You know, I once talked a man out of blowing up the Sears Tower, but I can't cannot talk my wife out of the a bedroom or my kid off the a phone.



-->'''Chris Sabian:''' That's debatable.

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-->'''Chris Sabian:''' Yeah well, That's debatable.



* HeroAntagonist: Primarily Sabian who is the {{Deuteragonist}} of the film, but really the entire team trying to take Roman down qualify because they really do believe that he's a DirtyCop who murdered his own partner. Well... [[spoiler: aside from the ones who framed him for it, of course.]]
* 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.

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* HeroAntagonist: Primarily Sabian who is the {{Deuteragonist}} of the film, but really the entire team trying to take Roman down qualify because they really do believe that he's a DirtyCop who stole their money and murdered his own partner. Well... [[spoiler: aside from the ones who framed him for it, of course.]]
* 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 theft and murder, taking innocent people hostage is still a crime.



* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: When the crooked cops shoot [[spoiler:Niebaum]] they engage in a drawn out firefight with Danny to make it look like the guy just got caught in the crossfire. Danny points out to Sabian that he has "three shots to center mass" making it obviously murder.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: When the crooked cops shoot [[spoiler:Niebaum]] they engage in a drawn out firefight with Danny to make it look like the guy just got caught in the crossfire. Danny points out to Sabian that he has "three shots to center mass" making it obviously indicating murder.
8th Dec '16 7:11:29 PM ElatedReynard
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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie by The Dirty Cops. The IAB workstation is shot [[spoiler: Allen, Argento & Hellman]] to destroy the evidence, and later by [[spoiler: Frost]] 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.

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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie by The Dirty Cops. The IAB workstation is shot by [[spoiler: Allen, Argento & Hellman]] to destroy the evidence, and later by [[spoiler: Frost]] 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 Dec '16 7:31:02 PM ElatedReynard
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: When the crooked cops shoot [[spoiler:Niebaum]] they engage in a drawn out firefight with Danny to make it look like the guy just got caught in the crossfire. Danny points out to Sabian that he has "three shots to center mass" making it obviously not an accident.

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: When the crooked cops shoot [[spoiler:Niebaum]] they engage in a drawn out firefight with Danny to make it look like the guy just got caught in the crossfire. Danny points out to Sabian that he has "three shots to center mass" making it obviously not an accident.murder.
7th Dec '16 7:18:59 PM ElatedReynard
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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.
* 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.]]

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* DestructionEqualsOffSwitch: Used twice in the movie. movie by The Dirty Cops. The IAB workstation is shot by one of the squads [[spoiler: Allen, Argento & Hellman]] to destroy the evidence, and by a DirtyCop later by [[spoiler: Frost]] 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.
* DirtyCop: Several of them. [[spoiler: Allen, Argento, Hellman, Hellman and Frost form the conspiracy. Niebaum takes a bribe to hide the evidence of it. Beck, however, is clean.]]
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