1997 Wide Screen Edition. Eddie Murphy is as funny as ever - Two Thumbs Up form Siskel and Ebert! Murphy plays SF hostage negotiator Scott Roper who teams up with a sharpshooter (Michael Rapaport) to take on a psychotic killer. Fast-talking, wisecracking hostage negotiator Roper will say and do whatever it takes to get his man but meets his match with this killer and his game of cat and mouse. Murphy is at his best in this hilarious in this wildly entertaining action-packed ride. Rated R, 117 minutes in length. The disc is in perfect condition.