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You will be on the edge of your seat.
on March 7, 2015
Great cast. Well written screenplay. A top notch police negotiator, after being falsely accused of killing his partner, (Samuel L Jackson as Lt. Danny Roman), knows he's been set up, takes hostages and holes up in the Chicago Police Internal Investigation Services Unit . Kevin Spacey as Lt. Chris Sabian, another crack police negotiator from the North Side is called in to try to talk Danny down. Meanwhile, David Morse as the Tactical Commander, is itching to breech to save the hostages. Roman is being set up to take the fall for corruption in missing money from the Police Pension fund, His friends and fellow officers cannot be trusted. Paul Giamatti, a police snitch, is in the wrong place at the wrong time and is included in the hostages Roman controls. Incredibly funny and talented, he adds comic relief to the intense and fast moving storyline along with Danny Roman. A good book or movie will grab you in the first few minutes and have a great, if not explosive (pun intended) ending. This one comes in second to Scarface on my list of favorites. This one has great special effects, show a well trained police sniper who sympathizes with Roman. As Roman says in the movie, "We are here to find out who killed Nate and who is stealing from the pension fun, and we are NOT leaving until they found!"