The Negotiator

Synopsis: In the midst of an elaborate conspiracy, an expert negotiator is driven to the edge when he's framed for the murder of his partner, as well as embezzling money from his department's pension fund. His only chance to prove his innocence is to take hostages himself, acquire the services of another expert negotiator, and find out who's running the conspiracy before it's too late.
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Director(s): F. Gary Gray
  2 wins & 6 nominations.
140 min

So now we make the trade.

Stay cool.

We got a one count.

Like I said,

got to check out everything.

A Marine and a sailor

are taking a piss.

The Marine goes to leave

without washing up.

Sailor says, "In the Navy...

...they teach us to wash our hands."

The Marine turns to him and says:

"In the Marines, they teach us

not to piss on our hands."

Move! Move!

H.T.'s down!


You all right?

You okay?


Here, boy!

Get down, get funky, get loose!

Do it, do it, do it!

You're a hoedown guy.

Now I've seen everything.

Which one is the most

pathetic out there?

How you feeling?

Not great. I want to talk to you.

All right, cool.

Cut the music!

Take a wild guess

who's on the news again.

After 6 hours, hostage negotiator

Danny Roman risked his own life...

... disarming the hostage-taker

to end the standoff.

It looks like you saved the day again.

No, it was a team effort.

I just talked the guy out.

Did he say anything in there?

He just wanted to hog the spotlight!

I came close to busting your ass today

because of that sh*t you pulled.

But because it'll never happen again,

I'll let it go.

All right, he's all talk.

Off the record, that was one hell of a

gutsy job. Again! Congratulations.

Thanks. Congratulations to you.

Great party.

You really in the Marines?

No, I was in the Army and

I f***ing hate dogs.

Though things worked out you put

these guys in jeopardy.

If you were taken hostage,

you would've f***ed up everything.

Everybody lived, Beck.

Even you.


Can't you take turns?

I was going to let Nate go in...

...but I knew Linda would be

pissed at me.

Nate's much smarter than that.

I'm too smart.

Too smart for my own good sometimes.

I got to talk to you. It's important.

A minute, I promise.

Just a minute.

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James DeMonaco

James DeMonaco (born 1969) is an American screenwriter, director, and producer. He is best known for creating the Purge franchise, writing and directing The Purge (2013), The Purge: Anarchy (2014), and The Purge: Election Year (2016).DeMonaco's first produced screenplay was the Robin Williams comedy Jack (1996), directed by Academy Award-winner Francis Ford Coppola. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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