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Vertigo (1958)
The classic 'Vertigo' shot (zoom-in, dolly-out) is used when Mr Case is shown in his office, reflecting on his past.
The Anderson Tapes (1971)
Flash-forward scenes of police interviewing hostages after the fact, (shown before situation is resolved).
The Godfather (1972)
In Inside Man, one of the characters echoes the dialogue from the baptismal scene from The Godfather.
Kojak (1973) (TV Series)
Clive Owen's character call's Denzel Washington's character "Kojak"
Serpico (1973)
Clive Owen's character call's Denzel Washington's character "Serpico"
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
In Inside Man, Keith Frazier mentions Dog Day Afternoon by name. Additionally, Marcia Jean Kurtz plays a bank robbery hostage named Miriam in both films, and Lionel Pina who is credited as "pizza boy" in Dog Day Afternoon is also credited as "cop with pizzas" in "Inside Man".
Sudden Impact (1983)
When Dalton Russell points his magnum at an uncooperative elderly woman during the early stage of the robbery she tells him "Go ahead, make my day", the most famous line from this film.
Hold-Up (1985)
NYC bank robbery, robbers mixing in with the hostages as they're released one at a time.
Do the Right Thing (1989)
Pizza given to the hostages being from the same pizzeria as in Do the Right Thing (1989)

Referenced in 

Howard Stern on Demand: Artie Gambles/Sandra Bernhard (2006) (TV Episode)
Artie and Robin rave about it
HBO First Look: The Making of 'American Gangster' (2007) (TV Episode)
mentioned once
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
District Attorney Peter Hammond is from Spike Lee's previous film Inside Man, with a hostage playing "hero" by the same name and actor.
Take (2008)
Mentioned by Jeff as an example of someone bringing toy guns to a robbery
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
After the List of Demands, Ryder tells Garber "do not send any pizza". This is a reference to Denzel Washigton's previous heist movie "Inside Man" in which pizza plays a significant role, being used by both the sides to outwit the other.
SOKO Leipzig: Leipzig ohne Saft (2010) (TV Episode)
The Gallows (2015)
Reese upon settling with plan compares it to Clive Owen's ingenious bank heist.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Rachel Weisz/Spike Lee/R. Kelly (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy as he introduces Spike Lee
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Danny DeVito/Khloé Kardashian/Colin Hay (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy during the charades game
Zootopia (2016)
Judy uses a digital recorder concealed in a pen to capture incriminating evidence, just as Keith Frazier did.

Featured in 

Inside Men: Denzel & Spike - Man to Man (2006) (TV Short)
Clip Footage
The Making 'Inside Man' (2006) (Video)
Clips and making of material
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 2 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip featured in a $2,000 video question
The Hour: Episode #7.136 (2011) (TV Episode)
Footage shown during Jodie Foster's bio segment.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Let Me Go! (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable Mention
73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Denzel Washington.


50 Cent: Bulletproof (2005) (Video Game)
The game the kid is playing on his PSP pokes fun at the excessive violence in the 50 Cent game

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