The Negotiator

Samuel L. Jackson plays Danny Roman and Kevin Spacey, who plays Chris Sabian, start in this psychological thriller about a police officer who was wrongly accused of murdering his partner and a cover up of missing funds. Both hostage negotiators for the Chicago Police Department, Danny must play the role of hostage taker, in order to prevent losing everything in his life. Chris Sabian plays as the negotiator who must get to the bottom of this controversy, and save the lives of hostages that Danny has taken.

Rich Strangfeld

Continuity mistake: When Samuel L. Jackson tries to get into Niebaum's computer he lets the secretary tell him the password. The secretary tells him the code is C-I-COMG9. They type C-I-COM then when they cut back it says A014487G9. (01:22:15)

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Lieutenant Danny Roman: A quick lesson in lying. See, this is what us real cops do: We study liars. Example: If I ask you a question about something visual, like your favorite color, your eyes go up and to the left. Neurophysiology tells us your eyes go in that direction, because you're accessing the visual cortex. So you're telling the truth. If your eyes go up and right, you're accessing the brain's creative centers and we know you're full of shit.

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Question: The ending apparently had to be reshot, because the original ending leaked out. What was this original ending?

Answer: The original ending features a huge shoot-em-up, involving more than 150 cops, but it was changed to a shoot-em-up on a much smaller scale that involves only Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson and Ron Rifkin.

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