Inside Man (2006)

I watched this 2006 Universal Pictures crime-thriller “Inside Man on AMC. It was written by  Russell Gewirtz (also wrote the 2008 crime-thriller “Righteous Kill” which starred Robert De Niro and Al Pacino), directed by Spike Lee (film director, producer, screenwriter, actor, and professor) and produced by Brian Grazer (Night Shift, Splash, Real Genius, Spies Like Us, Parenthood, Kindergarten Cop, Housesitter, Apollo 13, The Nutty Professor, Liar Liar, 1998 Psycho, The Da Vinci Code, Cowboys & Aliens, Felicity, 24).

There is a bank robbery on Wall Street and the robbers take the patrons and employees hostage. Detective Keith Frazier, the New York City detective and hostage negotiator is called into action. The negotiations turn up a lot more than a standard heist.

Frazier is played by Denzel Washington (Ricochet, The Pelican Brief, Philadelphia, Crimson Tide, The Bone Collector, The Taking of Pelham 123, The Book of Eli, Unstoppable, The Equalizer)

and his partner Detective Bill Mitchell played by Chiwetel Ejiofor (Love Actually, Endgame, 2012, Salt, The Martian, Doctor Strange, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil),

Madeleine White a Manhattan power broker played by Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver, Freaky Friday, The Silence of the Lambs, Maverick, Contact, Panic Room, Elysium, The Partridge Family Season 3 Ep. 18),

Captain John Darius of the NYPD played by Willem Dafoe (To Live and Die in L.A., Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Flight of the Intruder, Clear and Present Danger, American Psycho, Spider-Man, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Justice League),

Arthur Case, the bank founder, played by Christopher Plummer (The Sound of Music, The Return of the Pink Panther, 1994 Wolf, Dolores Claiborne, 12 Monkeys, A Beautiful Mind, National Treasure, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and  

Dalton Russell, the ringleader of the bank robbers, played by Clive Owen (The Bourne Identity, Sin City, 2006 The Pink Panther, The International, Killer Elite, Intruders, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Gemini Man).

The movie was shot on location in Manhattan and a sequel has been announced. I liked the movie and will give it 4 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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