History Film / InsideMan

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
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]].
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