History Film / InsideMan

3rd Feb '18 9:11:25 PM nombretomado
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* NewYorkCityCops
16th Jan '18 9:23:26 AM TheWanderer
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* HesitationEqualsDishonesty: Inverted. When White confronts Case, asking him if it was true that he used to work for the Nazis in WWII, he hesitates for about four seconds...then smiles and says "Yes." Either he was a truly honest man, who was old and had nothing to lose, or he realized that hesitating that long before lying about it would make it obvious that he was lying, so he opted to tell the truth.

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* HesitationEqualsDishonesty: Inverted. When White confronts Case, asking him if it was true that he used to work for [[spoiler:he collaborated with the Nazis in WWII, WWII]], he hesitates for about four seconds...then smiles and says "Yes." Either he was a truly honest man, who was old and had nothing to lose, or he realized that hesitating that long before lying about it would make it obvious that he was lying, so he opted to tell the truth.



* NobleBigotWithABadge: Basically all of the police and detective characters have moments where they express less than enlightened views on race (e.g. confusing a Sikh hostage who the robbers release for a Muslim, and jumping to the conclusion of "Islamic terrorist"), but they're all pretty much shown as good guys.

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* NobleBigotWithABadge: Basically all of the police and detective characters have moments where they express less than enlightened views on race (e.g. confusing a Sikh hostage who the robbers release for a Muslim, and jumping to the conclusion of "Islamic terrorist"), but nonetheless they're all pretty much shown as still the good guys.guys in this situation.
11th Dec '17 5:48:16 PM StarSword
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* MurderSimulators: One of the bank robbers finds one of the hostages, a young black boy, sitting inside the bank vault playing his PSP. He borrows the game to try it for himself, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYNUp5rAZJo we see]] that it's a violent, racially-tinged ''GTA'' clone in which the player gets points for stealing cars, selling drugs, and killing people. When the robber asks what the point of the game is, the kid replies "like my man [[Music/FiftyCent Fiddy]] says, get rich or die tryin'", comparing the robber to the game's VillainProtagonist and saying that he's scored a ton of points by knocking over a bank. [[EvenEvilHasStandards Even the robber is shocked]], feeling that the game is making the kid think that crime is cool, and he says he's gonna talk to the kid's father about the game he's playing. [[spoiler:This foreshadows the fact that the robbers, while willing to beat people up to quell resistance, have no intention of killing ''anybody'' and in fact plan to rob the bank's president ([[AssholeVictim a Nazi collaborator]]) rather than its customers.]]
11th Dec '17 5:36:18 PM StarSword
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* NobleBigotWithABadge: Basically all of the police and detective characters have moments where they express less than enlightened views on race, but they're all pretty much shown as good guys.

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* NobleBigotWithABadge: Basically all of the police and detective characters have moments where they express less than enlightened views on race, race (e.g. confusing a Sikh hostage who the robbers release for a Muslim, and jumping to the conclusion of "Islamic terrorist"), but they're all pretty much shown as good guys.
27th Jul '17 11:22:12 AM Rebu
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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.

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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 [[spoiler:but after everything is over it's revealed that it was staged.]]
13th May '17 12:56:11 PM nombretomado
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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.

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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? UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher? Spike Lee certainly has an axe to grind against capitalism.
2nd Nov '16 2:42:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* ValuesDissonance: In universe. The lead bank robber has issues with the violent GTA-inspired game the young boy hostage plays on his portable. The boy points out the objective of the game is "Like what my man [[FiftyCent Fifty]] says: get rich or die tryin'." The boy also notes he sees the bank robber doing ''exactly that'' and has no problem with it. [[spoiler:Subverted in that the bank robber really isn't robbing the bank!]]

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* ValuesDissonance: In universe. The lead bank robber has issues with the violent GTA-inspired game the young boy hostage plays on his portable. The boy points out the objective of the game is "Like what my man [[FiftyCent [[Music/FiftyCent Fifty]] says: get rich or die tryin'." The boy also notes he sees the bank robber doing ''exactly that'' and has no problem with it. [[spoiler:Subverted in that the bank robber really isn't robbing the bank!]]
27th Jul '16 7:19:34 AM CobaltJacket
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* CaperRationalization: [[spoiler:They're "robbing" the bank to expose the fact that Arthur Case was a financial supporter of Adolf Hitler during World War II. The actual robbery is secondary.]]

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* CaperRationalization: [[spoiler:They're "robbing" the bank to expose the fact that Arthur Case received [[{{Nazi Gold}} Jewish loot]], and was possibly a financial supporter of Adolf Hitler during World War II. The actual robbery is secondary.]]
23rd Jul '16 4:47:25 PM res20stupid
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* FlippingTheBird: Frazier does this to [[spoiler: Case when he's showing the [[MacGuffin ring]] he found in Case's safety deposit box]].
22nd May '16 12:52:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Madeleine White
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