@Granite : there is two different things :
1) the comic book references i highlight, like the Rube Golberg machine, are obviously Tom Wheeler paying homage to cartoons and cannot qualify as copying.
2) similarities in situations, editing, plot ideas are very common in tv or movie industry; almost every shows are doing this and it's very hard to prove plagiarism.
I try to point the most obvious similarities only and to back-up what i'm saying without extrapolating too much.
Concerning Dice's ability to see the future, i can think to at least two other movies ot tv show with similar situations :
In the movie Groundhog Day (1993), Bill Murray uses his knowledge of events to come in order to rob a cash escort truck; he knows where the guards will look at a given moment, just like Dice when entering the count room of the casino.
In the episode of Dark Angel "Brainiac" s02.ep10, an Manticore-engineered military strategist, called Brain can calculate the future thanks to mathematics just like Dice. More, just before he get caught by the police he said "it's too late, they're here" and let them take him because he knew the police would come.
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These situations looks very similar to some situations on "Dice" but it's hard to tell if it's lazyness from the writers or just basics to the scifi genre. I don't care as long as it's well directed and has good dialogs.
Anyway nobody notice this similarities, except me of course.