Jackson plays Danny Roman, an ex-hostage negotiator who takes some hostages of his own. Kevin Spacey plays Chris Sabian, another hostage negotiator called in for the crisis. And so you have two guys whose characters, by their very job definitions, know how to talk and how to talk well. It's the making of an entertaining night at the movies.
Lieutenant Danny Roman: "I like westerns, like Shane."
Lieutenant Chris Sabian: "It's interesting that you pick one where the hero dies."
Lieutenant Danny Roman: "What are you talking about? He doesn't die. He rides off into the sunset, and that kid says 'Come back, Shane!'"
Lieutenant Chris Sabian: "That's a common misconception, in the last frame he's slumped over on his horse."
Lieutenant Danny Roman: "So he was slumped, slumped don't mean dead."