The Overall Story is about a bank robbery. A police hostage negotiator arrives and takes charge but the gang don't seem to be following the usual playbook. He is both the heist mastermind and a master manipulator (Influence Character Domain of Manipulation), Dalton keeps Frazier off balance by pretending to be things he really isn’t (IC Concern of Playing a Role) such as a clumsy bank robber, a clever robber, a desperate robber…whatever is necessary to string Frazier along. 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. Based on theories and materials developed by Melanie Anne Phillips and Chris Huntley. Even after watching it more than once. There are hostages (fact) but they have no intention of ever seriously harming them. because since everyone is dressed the same, everyone's a suspect. However, the thieves seem to procrastinate intentionally, when they should be rushing into action. Everyone who exits the bank is asked their name and has their picture taken; why? 3.) | What was the purpose of the hole they dug in the floor? If the job's perfect, why is the thieves' leader in a cell? When the police enter the bank, the robbers (minus Dalton) blend in with the hostages (because everyone is dressed the same) and exit the bank. Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback. Why couldn't Clive have just brought the diamonds with him behind the wall during the escape? Even after watching it more than once. Dalton’s “means to an end” thinking frustrates Frazier whose primary concern is to keep Dalton calm (RS Concern of Impulsive Responses). 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. 1.) What Dalton and his colleagues stole was the contents of the bank chairman's (Christopher Plummer) box: an important document that links him to the Nazis (he made a lot of money during WWII) and some diamonds. A gang holds up a bank, takes hostages and is trapped inside the bank by police. Design and text © 1996 - 2020 Jon Sandys. He’s a man of action (MC Approach of Do-er) and doesn’t hesitate to tackle Dalton Russell when given a chance. So it wouldn't be likely to help them much anyway and could actively harm their case if it indicated somebody innocent. Ultimately, Dalton gets away with the perfect crime (Story Outcome of Success) after the police unsuccessfully attempt to find the robbers amongst the hostages (Story Limit of Optionlock). Try as he might, the rough hostage negotiator, Keith Frazier, is always one step behind the criminal mastermind--and what is more disheartening--the institution's silver-haired founder, Arthur Case, recruits the intelligent problem-fixer, Madeline White, to retrieve something of paramount importance. His plan requires time for preparation and execution of the theft (Overall Story Concern of Progress), so he makes sure that a “hostage situation” is in place almost immediately upon entering the bank (Story Driver of Action). Dalton Russell is Frazier’s perfect match as Influence Character. 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. An efficient gang enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors, and takes hostages. Even more mysteriously, the chairman of the bank has hired his own negotiator. 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. The bank robbers placed a microphone inside the drawer thing with the message that was given to the police so they could hear what the police were saying. I realize that those tests are voluntary, so that in itself may have helped the police. 2.) With an army of police surrounding the bank, the thief, the cop, and the plutocrat's fixer enter high-stakes negotiations. The bank owner, the mayor, the hostage negotiator, the hostages, among others, see this as a life-threatening situation, which motivates them to take dangerous chances. If it was built before, how was this done without the bank employees knowing about it? This device accomplishes two things. Now, here's the big surprise: the reason why the robbery took so long and no money was stolen is because Dalton and his colleagues were building a fake wall so that Dalton could hide behind it for a few days. Above all, Inside Man is more than good-looking and intelligent—it shows us the delicate workings of the human heart and soul. Inside Man. If it was built before, how was this done without the bank employees knowing about it? Things get dicey when it appears that the hostages might be executed (Overall Story Catalyst of Security). All rights reserved. Dalton’s abilities to play the hostage game better than Dalton undermine Frazier’s skills as a hostage negotiator (IC Unique Ability of Ability). Most of the interrogation scenes in the movie were ad-libbed. To know when people like your submissions, answer your questions, reply to you, etc., please. The robbers use look-like-real toy guns and special effects (fantasy) to convince the police and hostages they mean business.