History Film / InsideMan

22nd May '16 12:52:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Madeleine White
28th Mar '16 4:37:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* FakeKillScare: At some point during the hostage crisis in the bank the hostage takers, to prove that they're not to be messed with, execute one of their hooded captives in front of the single camera they left intact for non-verbal communication with the cops. The cop protagonist has a HeroicBSOD because of this, but after everything is over it's revealed that it was staged.
17th Feb '16 5:08:59 PM GrammarNavi
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* PacManFever: The film went the opposite extreme of this trope. A kid plays an ersatz ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' {{PSP}} game. When we see clips, the game's graphics are too advanced for the PSP, especially since at the time Sony had the CPU speed slowed down to preserve battery life. This has since been lifted.

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* PacManFever: The film went the opposite extreme of this trope. A kid plays an ersatz ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto'' {{PSP}} [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]] game. When we see clips, the game's graphics are too advanced for the PSP, especially since at the time Sony had the CPU speed slowed down to preserve battery life. This has since been lifted.
4th Jan '16 10:07:06 PM dmcreif
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* CelebrityParadox: There are references made to ''Film/DogDayAfternoon'' in the movie, including a direct reference from Fraizer. Except there are two cast members from that movie who also appear in this one in similar roles: Marcia Jean Kurtz as a hostage who refuses to disrobe in front of everyone else, and Lionel Pina as the cop who delivers pizza to the hostages.
26th Oct '15 3:15:27 PM GuyIncog
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* HollywoodLaw: Frazier is ordered to drop the investigation into the bank robbery on the grounds that "nothing was taken" = "no crime was committed"... ignoring the fact that the hostage taking and associated actions could result in any number of charges.
18th Sep '15 9:39:31 AM Tdarcos
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* ExplainExplainOhCrap: Russell is talking to other police officers about the impending swat team raid on the bank, until he realizes [[spoiler:the bank robbers have wiretapped them, and know that the swat team is about to storm the bank.]]
9th Sep '15 9:57:36 AM HighCrate
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* InsideJob: [[spoiler: Averted, despite the title.]] The ending reveals that [[spoiler: none of the robbers were bank employees.]]
8th Aug '15 8:17:18 AM Morgenthaler
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* GambitRoulette: The robbers' scheme hinges on insuring that [[spoiler: no one dies]] while simultaneously [[spoiler:keeping the cops thinking they're deadly dangerous]]. While the movie presents this as ThePlan or really, XanatosSpeedChess, it falls apart when you consider that it relies on the cops not making any mistakes like [[spoiler:accidentally shooting a hostage, or finding the bug before it was too late]].

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* GambitRoulette: The robbers' scheme hinges on insuring that [[spoiler: no one dies]] while simultaneously [[spoiler:keeping the cops thinking they're deadly dangerous]]. While the movie presents this as ThePlan or really, XanatosSpeedChess, it falls apart when you consider that it relies on the cops not making any mistakes like [[spoiler:accidentally shooting a hostage, or finding the bug before it was too late]].
8th Aug '15 8:15:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* GambitRoulette: The robbers' scheme hinges on insuring that [[spoiler: no one dies]] while simultaneously [[spoiler:keeping the cops thinking they're deadly dangerous]]. While the movie presents this as ThePlan or really, XanatosSpeedChess, it falls apart when you consider that it relies on the cops not making any mistakes like [[spoiler:accidentally shooting a hostage, or finding the bug before it was too late]].



* GambitRoulette: The [[AntiVillain Anti-Villains']] scheme hinges on [[spoiler: insuring that EverybodyLives (hence their AntiVillain status) while simultaneously keeping the cops thinking they're deadly dangerous]]. While the movie presents this as ThePlan or really, XanatosSpeedChess, it falls apart when you consider that it relies on the cops not making any mistakes [[spoiler:like accidentally shooting a hostage, or finding the bug before it was too late]].
8th Aug '15 8:13:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** They don't seem to have any qualms about [[spoiler:''beating up'' the hostages, though some of this, too, may have also been playacting, since it's suggested that each robber at some point in the situation had their mask off so that they'd look like another hostage.]]



* RuleOfSymbolism: The bank manager's ringtone being "Gold Digger"? The little boy's violent video game, where the goal is to "get rich or die tryin'"? The spoiled rotten Albanian woman being a staunch opponent of Communism? Fraizer's timidity about proposing to his girlfriend because he's too broke? A movie about bank robbers [[spoiler:only robbing from a man [[EvilPaysBetter who got rich through dealing with the Nazis during the Holocaust?]]]] Case's office is filled with pictures of people he's helped including George Bush, Ronald Reagan and MargaretThatcher? Spike Lee certainly has an axe to grind against capitalism.
** [[HypocriticalHumor Ironically]], the movie has a lot of ProductPlacement. The PSP, Pepsi, and boxed Dell computers, most prominently.

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* RuleOfSymbolism: RuleOfSymbolism:
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The bank manager's ringtone being "Gold Digger"? The little boy's violent video game, where the goal is to "get rich or die tryin'"? The spoiled rotten Albanian woman being a staunch opponent of Communism? Fraizer's timidity about proposing to his girlfriend because he's too broke? A movie about bank robbers [[spoiler:only robbing from a man [[EvilPaysBetter who got rich through dealing with the Nazis during the Holocaust?]]]] Case's office is filled with pictures of people he's helped including George Bush, Ronald Reagan and MargaretThatcher? Spike Lee certainly has an axe to grind against capitalism.
** [[HypocriticalHumor Ironically]], the movie has a lot of ProductPlacement. The PSP, Pepsi, and boxed Dell computers, most prominently.
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** That said, the cops do make a few mistakes. [[spoiler:They shoot a ''bunch'' of hostages with rubber bullets when they come out of the bank, and the only reason that the whole plan doesn't go to hell when Frazier realizes that their command center has been bugged is because Darius is too tired of waiting and frazzled to realize the full implications of what Frazier is saying]].
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