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Inside Man (2006)


Crime, Drama, Mystery |

Inside Man is a American heist thriller film directed by Spike Lee and written by Russell Gewirtz. It centers on an elaborate bank heist on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. The film stars Denzel Washington as Detective Keith Frazier, the NYPD’s hostage negotiator, Clive Owen as Dalton Russell, the mastermind who orchestrates the heist, and Jodie Foster as Madeleine White, a Manhattan power broker who becomes involved at the request of the bank’s founder, Arthur Case (Christopher Plummer), to keep something in his safe deposit box protected from the robbers.

Gewirtz spent five years developing the premise before working on what became his first original screenplay. After he completed the script in 2002, Imagine Entertainment purchased it to be made by Universal Pictures, with the former company’s co-founder Ron Howard attached to direct. After Howard stepped down, his Imagine partner Brian Grazer began looking for a new director for the project and ultimately hired Lee.

A man named Dalton Russell sits in an unidentified cell and narrates how he has committed the perfect robbery. In New York, masked robbers, dressed as painters and using variants of the name “Steve” as aliases, seize control of a Manhattan bank and take the patrons and employees hostage. They divide the hostages into groups and hold them in different rooms, forcing them to don painters clothes identical to their own. The robbers rotate the hostages among various rooms and occasionally insert themselves covertly into the groups. They also take turns working on an unspecified project involving demolishing the floor in one of the bank’s storage rooms.

Director: Spike Lee

Writer: Russell Gewirtz

Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Carlos Andrés Gómez


Denzel WashingtonDetective Keith Frazier
Clive OwenDalton Russell
Jodie FosterMadeleine White
Christopher PlummerArthur Case
Willem DafoeCaptain John Darius
Chiwetel EjioforDetective Bill Mitchell
Carlos Andrés GómezSteve
Kim DirectorStevie
James RansoneSteve-O
Bernie RachelleChaim (as Bernard Rachelle)
Peter GeretyCaptain Coughlin
Victor ColicchioSergeant Collins
Cassandra FreemanSylvia
Peter FrechettePeter Hammond
Gerry VichiHerman Gluck
Waris AhluwaliaVikram Walia
Rafael OsorioBank Guard
Rodney ‘Bear’ JacksonBank Guard
Daryl MitchellMobile Command Officer Rourke (as Daryl ‘Chill’ Mitchell)
Ashlie AtkinsonMobile Command Officer Berk
David BrownMobile Command Officer Carnow
Robert C. KirkMobile Command Officer Borinsky
Frank StellatoMobile Command Detective
Ken LeungWing
Marcia Jean KurtzMiriam Douglas
Ed Onipede BluntRay Robinson
Amir Ali SaidBrian Robinson
Lemon AndersenPaul Guitierez
Samantha IversNancy Mann
Peter KybartMayor
Jason Manuel OlazabalESU Officer Hernandez
Jeff WardESU Officer Jesus
Anthony ManganoESU Officer
Michael DevineESU Officer
Ed BogdanowiczESU Officer
Aaron VexlerESU Officer
Anthony BorowiecESU Officer
Joe CootsESU Officer
Lionel PinaCop with Pizzas
Ken FerrigniRedheaded Detective
Frank HopfBarricade Officer
Robert TestutBarricade Officer
Craig M. SpitzerSeth Greenblatt (as Craig Marcus Spitzer)
Limary AgostoGladys Perez (as Lily Agosto)
Patrick IlligBrad Stone
Frank CompostoEric Dodge
Rozanne SherHostage Woman
Rachel BlackKatherine (as Rachel Matthews Black)
Gregory DannCase’s Bodyguard
Ben CrowleyWhite’s Assistant
Shon GablesCBS News Reporter
Dominic CarterNY1 News Anchor
Sandra EndoNY1 News Reporter
Kandiss EdmundsonMadge
Al PalagoniaKevin
Florina PetcuIlina
Agim ComaBorova
John SperedakosOfficer Porcario
Zee RichardZahir (as Baktash Khadem Zaher)
Ernest RayfordMen’s Club Attendant
Vincent DiMartinoBarber
Julian NiccoliniFour Seasons Maitre d’
Ed CrescimanniEdwin
Brad LelandRonnie (as Bradley Williams)
Tiffany AdamsHostage (uncredited)
Kisha BatistaHostage (uncredited)
Robert BizikBusiness Executive (uncredited)
Cherise BootheJeanette Davis – Bank Employee (uncredited)
John BorrasESU Cop (uncredited)
Rebecca BrillhartFour Seasons Server (uncredited)
Jay CharanTeller (uncredited)
Stany CoppetBusinessman (uncredited)
Ed CuffeNYPD Detective (uncredited)
Rue DeBonaBank Employee – Hostage (uncredited)
Michael Den DekkerJudge Pasqua (uncredited)
Kathryne Isabelle EastonLawyer (uncredited)
Joanie EllenFaye Spencer (uncredited)
Doug FeronyLeo (uncredited)
Edwin FreemanESU Officer (uncredited)
Chuck GerenaESU Officer / Ambulance Driver (uncredited)
Rashaad Ernesto GreenMatthew Jones (Hostage) (uncredited)
Carla GreeneMaria Luna (uncredited)
Turi HaimCop (uncredited)
Frank HartsHostage (uncredited)
James HookSecurity Guard (uncredited)
Enver HoxhaSelf (archive sound) (uncredited)
Van HughesJames Curran (uncredited)
Matt JadeESU Officer (uncredited)
Julie JeiWall Street Business Woman (uncredited)
Russ KleinDefense Attorney (uncredited)
Amanda Renee KnoxBank Employee (uncredited)
Steve LordESU Officer (uncredited)
Heather MaleKatarina Anderson (uncredited)
Dominick MancinoLocksmith (uncredited)
Francis MateoBystander (uncredited)
Rachel McDermottTourist (uncredited)
Sean MulcahyESU Officer (uncredited)
John B. Nelson Jr.Pedestrian (uncredited)
Nancy OteroWall Street Business Woman (uncredited)
James Donnell QuinnHostage Irving Levine (uncredited)

Sources: imdb & wikipedia

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