Inside Man

Inside Man (2006)

17 mistakes

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Continuity mistake: As Dalton stands inside the bank vault staring at the cash, the scene jumps from a wide, distant shot, to medium, to close-in, just outside the cage. Another robber stands just outside and between jumps his gun position shifts from relaxed to raised to relaxed again.

THGhost
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Suggested correction: Whilst this is true, I don't think it is a continuity mistake. It looks to me like it is intended to suggest the passage of time between each of the three shots.

Continuity mistake: The handwriting and capitalization written on the desk drawer sent by the robbers containing their demands changes when Detective Frazier discovers that it's bugged. For example, "SemTex" changes to "SEMTEX" and "CAMeras" changes to "camerAS".

THGhost
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Plot hole: When Clive the mastermind blacks out the cameras, the detectives say later that there was a blackout period of only a couple of minutes with no footage of anyone entering or leaving. That means the from the footage just before the robbery you could ascertain who was in the bank and who are the robbers, or if nothing else narrow down the pool, simply by eliminating anyone in the bank already. (00:05:00 - 00:28:00)

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Suggested correction: That is assuming that the bank robbers didn't have anyone inside the bank already, which they did. There were only four people in the van at the start, and also four at the very end in the car while they're waiting for Clive Owen, making him the fifth.

Friso94

Continuity mistake: In one scene, Clive Owen takes a piece of pizza and a bottle of water to the young boy who is being held hostage. The piece of pizza stays intact throughout the scene even though the boy is obviously eating it.

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Other mistake: When Washington went back to his room at the end just before he pulls the diamond out of his pocket. He unloads his Glock. The magazine doesn't have any bullets in it and there wasn't any noise of a bullet falling out of the chamber as he moves the slide back.

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Revealing mistake: When Detective Frazier enters the bank and tries to get the jump on Dalton Russell, they get into a struggle and fall down the stairs. As they fall down, look at Detective Frazier's head. It is supposed to be bald, but it suddenly has a full head of hair. It's quite obviously a stunt double.

THGhost
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Revealing mistake: When the policemen are looking at the security camera tapes, it is obvious that one of the infrared rays doesn't come from the lamp. It seems to come about 30 or 50 centimeters from the left.

Dr Wilson

Audio problem: Towards the end of the movie, Jodie Foster talks to Christopher Plummer in a bathroom. He starts to talk about his past in World War II. His lips say fifty years ago, but the words you hear are sixty years ago.

Other mistake: Near the end of the movie, after the cops storm the bank, all the cops walk into the vault, and as the camera follows them into the vault, you can hear the camera hit the metal vault door, and visibly see the camera shake from hitting it. (01:38:15)

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Continuity mistake: During one scene, Clive Owen's female accomplice opens the safety deposit box. Then she moves and Clive Owen steps up to it. She moves behind him, but in the next shot she's next to him.

Factual error: In the ending credits, in the cast section, the word "Mobile" is misspelled as "Mobil" five times.

THGhost

Other mistake: At 1:44:31 a close-up of a bank safe deposit records document shows box sizes that don't match the sizes of the boxes themselves shown at 0:58:41 and 1:55:21. The document shows box 378=3x10, 379=5x5, 384=5x5, 388=3x10, 396=5x5 but the boxes themselves appear to be 378=5x5, 379=5x5, 384=3x10, 388=3x10, 396=10x10. (01:44:30)

Factual error: At one point, Detective Keith Frazier gives orders to an Emergency Services Captain, who obeys them. In the real NYPD, a captain outranks a detective and would never take orders from his subordinate.

Revealing mistake: During the final conversation between Detective Frazier and Arthur Case, Frazier holds up his hand with the ring on his middle finger. It is pretty obvious that the hand was inserted into the scene in post production; the hand doesn't move in a natural way and simply looks out of place.

THGhost
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Continuity mistake: Near the end, when Jodie Foster barges in to see Christopher Plummer at the barber, she has a tote bag. She sits in an empty barber chair and places the bag on the floor before speaking to Plummer. As she rises to leave, she picks up the bag, but when the shot cuts to her just as she walked out the door, she is no longer carrying it. Both hands are clearly visible as she buttons her jacket, and the bag is not in either hand, nor is it slung over her wrist or arm. It is simply not there. This particular shot may only be visible in the theatrical and widescreen DVD versions, and not in an edited and "pan and scan" format.

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Character mistake: The bank robbers send out a hostage and put a drawer around his neck with a note. The drawer is bugged and the bank robbers can monitor the police. The police just leave the drawer lying around on the table for half of the movie inside their mobile headquarters. This drawer should be in a forensic laboratory being checked for fingerprints and similar.

Goekhan

Continuity mistake: After the Detective wrestles with Dalton, and he pulls his revolver out, and he cocks it and says "you just crossed the fucking line", the next shot shows the revolver is not cocked.

Madeliene White: Well detective, there are matters at stake here that are a little bit above your pay grade. No offense.
Keith Frazier: Well, why don't you just tell the mayor to raise my pay grade to the proper level, and problem solved.

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Trivia: Most of the interrogation scenes in the movie were ad-libbed.

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Question: This movie left me with more questions than answers. Even after watching it more than once. 1.) Was the fake wall built during the robbery or before? If it was built before, how was this done without the bank employees knowing about it? 2.) What was the purpose of the hole they dug in the floor? I thought this was where they stored the diamonds, but Clive would have had to tear up the floor and dig them up again later, which doesn't make sense. Why couldn't Clive have just brought the diamonds with him behind the wall during the escape? 3.) Wouldn't it have made sense to give each person who came out of the bank a lie detector test to try and weed out the ones who may have been involved? I realize that those tests are voluntary, so that in itself may have helped the police.

Answer: (1) The fake wall was constructed during the robbery - that's why they dragged things out, to give them time to finish the job. (2) The hole in the floor is so that Russell has somewhere to go to the toilet, serving the dual purpose that (a) he doesn't have to sit among piles of his own excrement for a week and (b) no unpleasant smell will build up in the storeroom, which could lead to his discovery. (3) Polygraph tests are notoriously unreliable and can be defeated by a suitably disciplined individual. As a result, the NYPD do not use them as a matter of policy. Even if, in this fictional storyline, they did, the unreliability of the tests and their tendency to give false positives is sufficiently well-known that it's likely that many of the witnesses might refuse to avoid the possibility of being incorrectly incriminated by a bad reading. So it wouldn't be likely to help them much anyway and could actively harm their case if it indicated somebody innocent.

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