A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

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Cast

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Detective Kimura
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Lt. Sam Baffett
James Carpenter ...
Officer Forbes
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Earl
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Debbie, Earl's Hostage
Dick Bright ...
Bank Manager
David Michael Silverman ...
SWAT Officer Jennings
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Capt. Frank Solis
Frank Somerville ...
Reporter
Malou Nubla ...
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Veronica 'Ronnie' Tate
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Repoman
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Storyline

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars. The ending is played out with Roper and his partner McCall attempting to rescue Roper's kidnapped girlfriend. A major element in the plot is the relationship between Roper and his girlfriend. Written by P.Wong <pwong@nt.net>

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San Francisco's top police hostage negotiator is about to get more than he ever bargained for. See more »


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Rated R for strong violence and language | See all certifications »

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17 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,734,917 (USA) (24 January 1997)

Gross:

$31,987,563 (USA) (25 April 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production Designer William A. Elliott's second of back to back films working on an Eddie Murphy film. The first one was the remake of The Nutty Professor, which had just been released in the Summer of 1996 just as this film was in production by Disney. See more »

Goofs

When a car flips over in front of the cable car, an obvious ramp, on the front of the car traveling in the opposite direction, catapults the car into the air. See more »

Quotes

Scott Roper: [seeing the old red truck provided by the police department] Aww, c'mon man! Who am I? Red Fox? I can't roll in that shit!
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Referenced in Bowfinger (1999) See more »

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HIGH NOON (DO NOT FORSAKE ME)
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin and Ned Washington
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13 June 2003 | by (Liverpool, England) – See all my reviews

This is the sort of film that Mr. Murphy should be doing more of. Where humour is not a carrying element but a complimenting element in an action movie!! Too bad he hasn't realized that and still does Shrek and Dr. Dolittle movies..


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