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The hole is to be used as a toilet by Dalton Russell while he hides behind the false wall after the other robbers escape.

The line "now that's a good looking s--t hole" should have given a clue.

It is not stated - Madeline White may be an attorney - but she functions as a "fixer;" someone who brokers exchanges of favors, political and otherwise. She likely employs people like private detectives to do things, or find things out for her. But from her brokering such things as Bin Laden's nephew's real estate purchase, as well as her relationship with the mayor, etc, she is very likely an attorney.

And her role with brokering a real estate purchase of a nephew of Bin Laden's is as a fixer. The movie was filmed and set just less than four years after 9/11, so a relative of Osama bin Laden's purchasing property in New York City would probably face massive media attention and drawn the ire of the general public without someone like Ms. White to smooth things over. Even ten years after the movie came out, some people are still sour about this myth that Saudi Royals/Bin Laden family members were flown out of the country immediately after 9/11, so try to imagine how these people would have felt about members of the Bin Laden family buying property in New York around 2005/6. The nephew's reassurances about not having seen his uncle in nine years puts the timing a little close to when Osama started ramping up his anti-USA attacks, such as the bombing of the US embassy in Kenya. There's also the simple matter of guilt by association and such, since emotions and prejudice could easily take over in that situation, a situation that can be described as being like a former Wehrmacht officer trying to move to Israel in the 1950s or 60s.

Was Arthur Case Jewish?

We don't know. It is stated that he helped the Nazis steal from, and presumably send to death camps, wealthy Jewish families. As an American in a neutral country (Switzerland) during the war, he would have been able to operate fairly unrestricted. His heightened sense of guilt may be compounded by the potential that he is Jewish.

It is an Indian Hindi song titled Chaiyya Chaiyya, originally used in the film Dil Se... Composed by A.R.Rahman.

Aside from Detective Frazier's direct reference, two cast members from Dog Day Afternoon are here, playing "similar" roles:

> Marcia Jean Kurtz plays a hostage named Miriam (who refuses to disrobe in front of everyone else.)

> Lionel Pina delivers pizzas - this time as a cop.

It is never explicitly stated, but during a conversation between Chaim and the other hostages we learn that he is a professor at the University of Columbia Law School and he teaches courses on genocide, slave labor, and war reparation claims.

It could have multiple meanings: either be seen as referring to Dalton spending so much time hiding out inside the bank storeroom following the robbery, or to Chaim, the Jewish hostage who turned out to be in league with the robbers and likely first found out about Case's box.

There is also the possibility that Detective Frazer is also the "inside man", but everything from the staircase incident, to the likelihood that he would have been chosen for the command of the team, makes this slim...

In some ways, if Arthur Case is Jewish, he might also be an "inside man" to the Jewish community in Europe during the war...

Dalton's three accomplices are referred to by a variation of the name 'Steven,' who all successfully escaped by pretending to be among the hostages, are as follows:

Steve, played by Carlos Andrs Gmez, (" throat is parched..."). His real name is Kenneth Damerjian.

Steve-O, played by James Ransone ("...everyone who's seen a decent action movie knows what an AK-47 looks like..."). His real name is Darius Peltz.

Stevie, played by Kim Director (" I violated section 34DD?..."). Her real name is Valerie Keepsake.

Chaim, played by Bernard Rachelle ("...that depends, how many karats? If you want I could give you my nephew's number..."), is also revealed to be part of the crew near the end of the movie.

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