Inside Man is a 2006 American crime thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz. The film centers on an elaborate bank heist on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. It stars Denzel Washington as Detective Keith Frazier, the NYPD's hostage negotiator; Clive Owen as Dalton Russell, the mastermind who orchestrates the heist; and Jodie Foster as Madeleine White, a Manhattan power broker who becomes involved at the request of Christopher Plummer's character, the bank's founder, Arthur Case, to keep something in his own personal safe deposit box protected from the robbers. Peter Gerety, Willem Dafoe and Chiwetel Ejiofor are also featured as cops. This marks the fourth and final film collaboration between Washington and Lee.