History Film / TheNegotiator

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.]]
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.
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