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Inside Man (2006)

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A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director:

Spike Lee

Writer:

Russell Gewirtz
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6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Detective Keith Frazier
Clive Owen ... Dalton Russell
Jodie Foster ... Madeleine White
Christopher Plummer ... Arthur Case
Willem Dafoe ... Captain John Darius
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Detective Bill Mitchell
Carlos Andrés Gómez ... Steve
Kim Director ... Stevie
James Ransone ... Steve-O
Bernie Rachelle ... Chaim (as Bernard Rachelle)
Peter Gerety ... Captain Coughlin
Victor Colicchio Victor Colicchio ... Sergeant Collins
Cassandra Freeman ... Sylvia
Peter Frechette ... Peter Hammond
Gerry Vichi Gerry Vichi ... Herman Gluck
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Storyline

Composed and meticulous, the soft-spoken and ingenious bank robber, Dalton Russell, has orchestrated the perfect heist--shortly, the Manhattan bank at the corner of Wall Street and Broadway along with dozens of hostages will be his to command. Try as he might, the rough hostage negotiator, Keith Frazier, is always one step behind the criminal mastermind--and what is more disheartening--the institution's silver-haired founder, Arthur Case, recruits the intelligent problem-fixer, Madeline White, to retrieve something of paramount importance. However, the thieves seem to procrastinate intentionally, when they should be rushing into action. Will Arthur and Madeline get what they want this time? Written by Nick Riganas

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It looked like the perfect bank robbery. But you can't judge a crime by its cover.


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Rated R for language and some violent images | See all certifications »

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The interrogation scenes were mostly ad-libbed. See more »

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Although Russell disabled the security cameras before the rest of the robbers entered, Detective Frazier could've easily determined who the perpetrators were (with the exception of Russell who left separately) through simple process of elimination. Anyone who exited the bank but was not shown entering it on the security footage is likely involved. See more »

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[first lines]
Dalton Russell: My name is Dalton Russell. Pay strict attention to what I say because I choose my words carefully and I never repeat myself. I've told you my name: that's the Who. The Where could most readily be described as a prison cell. But there's a vast difference between being stuck in a tiny cell and being in prison. The What is easy: recently I planned and set in motion events to execute the perfect bank robbery. That's also the When. As for the Why: beyond the obvious financial motivation...
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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the opening, instead of the regular "A Film by...." the title reads "A Spike Lee Joint" See more »

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Referenced in Play It Again, Christos (2007) See more »

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Chaiyya Chaiyya
Written by A.R. Rahman, Gulzar
Performed by Sukhwinder Singh, Sapna Awasthi
Courtesy of Venus Records and Tapes Pvt. Ltd, India Talkies Pvt. Ltd & A.R. Rahman
Orchestral Arrangement by Terence Blanchard
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My kind of movie in this genre.
22 April 2019 | by deloudelouvainSee all my reviews

In the crime/mystery genre Inside Man is just a bit better than a normal good movie. It's not excellent though, for that the heist is just too far fetched and perfect. Everybody likes to watch the perfect heist but in this case it's a bit exaggerated. But other than that small detail the rest of the movie is suspenseful, or at least it keeps you attentive as you keep wondering what will happen. For that there was the excellent interaction between Denzel Washington and Clive Owen. Both did a great job with their characters. The whole cast was perfect for this story. Spike Lee made another entertaining movie, one that I will watch again in a few years.


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Official Sites:

Official Facebook | UIP [Germany]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Albanian | Spanish

Release Date:

24 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,954,945, 26 March 2006

Gross USA:

$88,513,495

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$186,003,591
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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