Inside Man (2006)
The classic 'Vertigo' shot (zoom-in, dolly-out) is used when Mr Case is shown in his office, reflecting on his past.
Flash-forward scenes of police interviewing hostages after the fact, (shown before situation is resolved).
In Inside Man, one of the characters echoes the dialogue from the baptismal scene from The Godfather.
Clive Owen's character call's Denzel Washington's character "Kojak"
Clive Owen's character call's Denzel Washington's character "Serpico"
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".
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.
NYC bank robbery, robbers mixing in with the hostages as they're released one at a time.
Pizza given to the hostages being from the same pizzeria as in Do the Right Thing (1989)
Artie and Robin rave about it
DVD is shown.
District Attorney Peter Hammond is from Spike Lee's previous film Inside Man, with a hostage playing "hero" by the same name and actor.
Mentioned by Jeff as an example of someone bringing toy guns to a robbery
DVD is shown in a video store.
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.
Reese upon settling with plan compares it to Clive Owen's ingenious bank heist.
Mentioned by Jimmy as he introduces Spike Lee
Mentioned by Jimmy during the charades game
Judy uses a digital recorder concealed in a pen to capture incriminating evidence, just as Keith Frazier did.
Clips and making of material
Clip featured in a $2,000 video question
Ellen's #5 Heist Movie
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Denzel Washington.
The game the kid is playing on his PSP pokes fun at the excessive violence in the 50 Cent game