TODO - Watch the special features, there's a lot.
A cop's early investigation into a police fund theft has him killed, leaving his framed hostage-negotiator partner to use the only tool he has available to find the real killer.
A really great movie with a unique topic. Recommended.
Movie notes ∞
- 0:00 -- Crisis negotiation
- 2:30 -- Pit bull
- 4:30 -- They were talking pretty loudly, and the guy was still next to the door when they started speaking.
- 6:15 -- Shouldn't he have been ready earlier?
9:00 -- Cotton-Eyed Joe - (earlier than 1861 American folk song)
- 12:15 -- Internal affairs (law enforcement)
- 14:45 -- That's a Pager. SkyTel might be fictional.
- 22:00 -- Whose fingerprints were on those documents?
- 22:45 -- I recognize that actor from some youth-friendly movie I can't place right now.
- 23:45 -- Wouldn't the informant know about the guy's partner and come to him in his own time?
- 31:15 -- I recognize that actor from somewhere or other.
- 49:45 -- Chicago - United States
- 51:00 -- Abraham Lincoln
- 56:30 -- Lie detection
- 1:01:15 -- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - (1969 movie)
- 1:26:00 -- Oh hahaha it's so adorable.. even back then this computer interface was hilarious.
- 1:34:30 -- Insurance fraud
- 1:36:15 -- "Let my people go" is a reference to Go Down Moses - (1872 song)
- 1:46:45 -- Why not keep him in the chair and wheel him out. He was movable earlier.
- 1:49:45 -- Didn't a guy fall out from the ceiling during the breach? Is he still down? I didn't see him get away.
- 1:55:00 -- Why does she get the mask? She's a strong independent woman who don't need no mask.
- 1:57:15 -- It took a while for the sprinklers to come on. Maybe it should have been shown that someone elsewhere needed to manually turn it all on.
- 2:07:30 -- Those other cops, including the helicopter(s), sure are slow..
2:08:15 -- The disks would have to be set on fire to destroy them properly, and a bullet through the hard drive wouldn't destroy all its data.
Special Features ∞
TODO - there is quite a lot here!
Cast & Crew ∞
Final Negotiations ∞
About the Story ∞
Chicago Shooting ∞
Reel Recommendations ∞
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- A Time to Kill - (1996 movie)
- Goodfellas - (1990 movie)
True Romance - (1993 movie)
- Kevin Spacey
- L.A. Confidential - (1997 movie)
- Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil - (1997 movie)
- Other Action Thrillers
- Copycat - (1997 movie)
- Demolition Man - (1993 movie)
- Eraser - (1996 movie)
The Glimmer Man - (1996 movie)
- Additional Action Thrillers