Big screen classics

Inside Man

Spike Lee’s heist thriller has a stellar cast including Washington, Owen, Foster and Plummer.

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USA 2006
Dir Spike Lee
With Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer
Certificate 15

When the leader (Owen) of an armed gang takes hostages at a Wall Street bank, NYPD detective Frazier (Washington) is sent to negotiate; meanwhile the bank’s owner hires a fixer (Foster) to obtain his security box from the vaults. Spike Lee’s most straightforward genre film, this slick and stylish crime thriller makes the most of a superior cast that also includes Willem Dafoe and Chiwetel Ejiofor.