Sam Baily, upset over losing his job, takes a natural history museum hostage. Max Brackett, journalist, is in the museum when this occurs, and gets the scoop. The story spreads nation wide, and soon it is all anyone talks about. The story itself is the news, not the reason why or the real people behind it.
This November, the biggest hostage negotiation is about to begin
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Motion Picture Rating
Rated PG-13 for depiction of a hostage situation, including violence and brief language
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7 November 1997 (USA)
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,649,742,
9 November 1997
Gross USA: $10,541,523
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $10,541,523
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
The woman who plays the cop with the shotgun in the trailer is Teresa O'Kane, author of the book Safari Jema, A Journey of Love and Adventure from Casablanca to Cape Town. See more
This guy's a poster child for the disenfranchised.
Written and Produced by Philippe Sarde See more