Bruce Willis plays Jeff Talley, who's working for the Ventura Police Department and looking for a quiet life after a bad experience as a hostage negotiator in Los Angeles.
When a car-jacking by three teenagers goes wrong and they take three hostages, he's happy to hand over to the sheriff's department for what is a simple case.
Then he's back, demanding to take control: more dangerous elements have kidnapped his family, and they want him to retrieve incriminating evidence from the car-jacking or his family will suffer.
Now Talley has to navigate two sets of negotiations, one open, the other known only to him, in Florent Emilio Siri's edge-of-the-seat thriller.
(2005) Cert: 15