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Posted by Nerf-Herders Anonymous & L Mangue Art On Wednesday, July 04, 2001

Film References R - Z

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Racing Stripes (2005) - [1] Stripes (Muniz), says "Use the Force, Goose!" to Goose the Pelican (Pantoliano) from New Jersey. [2] Scuzz (Spader) to Buzz (Harvey) During the final race of the film Scuzz (Spader) and Buzz (Harvey) are flying with the horses and Stripes. Scuzz yells to Buzz, "I told you to use my code name, Luke Buzzwalker!" [3] In the DVD outtakes Stripes says, "C'mon Goose, use the Force!" instead of "Use the Force, Goose!" used in the final cut of the film.

Radioland Murders (1994) - A bellhop makes a speech and refers to pre-historic 'Taun-Tauns'

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - [1] R2D2 and C3PO are carved on the wall of the tomb where Indy (Ford) and Sallah (Rhys-Davies) find the Ark of the Covenant and also on a pillar:

[2] when Indy is being chased by the Hovitos he heads towards his 1933 UBF-2 Waco airplane, it's number is OB-CPO:
[3] A closer look at the lamp shade above Indy & Marion show that R2D2 may have lost his top:
[3] THX1138 is on a license plate of a car in Egypt. [4]  Indy is fighting the bald Nazi mechanic the number on the wing of the plane is THX-1138 [5] When Indy gets off the Nazi Sub inside the hidden dock, you can hear over the loudspeaker, "ein, ein, drei, oct." (German for one-one-three-eight.) 

Ransom (1996) - When Tom (Gibson) is on the road to deliver the ransom, he is followed by Detective Shaker (Sinise) to the final meeting point, Shaker says 'The Force may be with you" 

Rat uzivo (War Live) (2000) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

RAW, Eddie Murphy (1987) - Murphy says he used the 'Jedi Mind Trick' to avoid Mr. T

Raising Arizona (1987) - After the kidnapping of Nathan Sr's. (Wilson) baby, Nathan Jr. an FBI agent (Kendrick) asks Sr., 'What was he wearing?' Nathan Sr.: 'His jammies Agent: 'What did they look like?' Sr.: I don't know, they had Yoda's 'n' s@*t on 'em!'

Real Genius (1985) - The write up: When a group of college whiz-kids discover that they have been tricked into working on a military 'Star-Wars' (ok, so it's the Reagan initiative, give a gal a break! ;)) project, they devise an elaborate revenge scheme.   

Recess: School's Out (2001) - The villains try to use a tractor beam (green) to change the moon's orbit. (Thanks to Dark_Load for this reference!)

Red Dawn (1984) - One of the characters, a kid, wears a black Star Wars hat.

Reign of Fire (2002) - Quinn (Bale) and Creedy (Butler) are acting out the Star Wars saga for the children in a post-apocalyptic (by dragon), no TV era.  Note: the expressions on the children's faces is priceless.

Relic, The (1997) - A monitor screen is shown with the results of a 'test' a sample match. Listed amongst the results is "Citation: TK-421"

Repossessed (1990) - Mayii (Neilson) claims ill-health and a weak heart and tells Luke he has to do it, at which point Luke admits he may have lost his faith and Mayii launches into a spoof of the Star Wars movies, telling Luke it is his destiny and convincing him to go ahead with the exorcism. As he leaves Mayii says: "May the faith be with you."

Requiem for Mutants: The Score of X2 (2003) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Return of the King (LOTR) (2003) -[1] There is some dialogue between Lady Eowyn of Rohan and her dying uncle King Theoden which is reminiscent of some certain father-son dialogue from Return of the Jedi. EOWYN: "I've got to save you" THEODEN: "You already have." (Sans Fi adds...) RETURN OF THE JEDI: LUKE: No. you're coming with me. I can't leave you here. I've got to save you. ANAKIN: You already have, Luke. RETURN OF THE KING: ÉOWYN: (Strokes THÉODEN'S head gently.) No. No, I am going to save you. THÉODEN: (weakly) You already did. (Thanks to Sans Fi for this addition!) [2] DVD Extras: Director Commentary. Jackson talks about the Orcs capturing Frodo: "Orcs are like Stormtroopers, feared, can't hit anything and always get killed"

Return to Edge City (2005) - Part of the DVD extras of The Mask (1994) This featurette has a Raiders of the Lost Ark reference.

Return to Oz (1985) - Still awaiting word from Gary Kurtz on this one. Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Revenge of the Nerds (1984) - (Trailer) [1] "Star Wars. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Sound of Music. Now from 20th Century Fox comes another timeless classic: Revenge...of the Nerds!" [2] one of the nerds (Carradine) dresses as Darth Vader when making love with one of the cheerleaders.

Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987) - That same gold font scrolls up the screen, similar to the beginning of a Star Wars movie.

Richie Rich (1994) - Cadbury (Hyde): "You have the power of your father inside you" Richie (Culkin): "Kind of like, 'Use the Force, Luke'" 

Rikki-O: The Story of Ricky (Lai wong) (1991) - A scene where Ricki meets his uncle in a misty graveyard, Ricky (Fan Sui Wong) begs his uncle to teach him the ways of "chi gong". The entire scene is very similar to that of Luke and Yoda in the swamp in The Empire Strikes Back. (note: the movie is very gory - based on the Manga Rikki-O)

Road Trip (2000) - (you'd have to be a true fan to get this one!) When the main characters finally get down the Austin College in TX, they try to intercept a package containing an incriminating tape. The dorm-mail guy ignores them at first, while on the phone getting or giving a web address to someone... "ok, that's www.blah.com/spoilers...".

Robocop 2 (1990) - A SW reference that is very subtle. I realized that Dr. Faxx was using a modified form of a Jedi Mind Trick.. she'd say a phrase, hit a few keys on a keyboard, and Robocop would repeat it like a Mind Trick victim: In the scene where Robocop's new directives were being uploaded, Dr. Faxx uses a computer-assisted version of the Jedi Mind Trick. (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Robocop 3 (1993) -  At the end of the first chase scene involving Ofc. Lewis ends in an accident...  Victim: "What the hell is this fellas, huh? You give a broad a badge and she gets delusions of gander, huh?"  Lewis: "It's 'grandeur', dumb----" (the edited version fills the blank in with the word 'jerk')

Robots (2005) - [1] The voicebox in the Hardware Store (Jones) does a great impression of Darth Vader ;), "The Force is strong with this one" he says about Rodney Copperbottom (McGregor), the face even changes to slightly resemble the dark lord. [2] The battle between Madame Gasket and Wonderbot is very similar to a lightsaber battle. the pipes make lightsaber-like noises and give off different colored sparks: Gasket's red and Wonderbot's yellow. (Thanks to Chris Brown!)

Rocco Bruce ( ) - This silent western made by Ian Truitner (Richard Roe). Several cowboys in a shootout against one man on a water tower. The man jumps from the tower in order to face his final foe and...in text frames typical of silent films: "When I left you I was but the learner. Now I am the master" reply: "Only a master of evil, Garth!"

Rock, The (1996) - The commandos install their command center inside a San Francisco pier, one of them says, " I have a bad feeling about this" 

Rock and Roll High School Forever (1990) - The high school's evil Principal is Doctor Vadar (Waranov) And has D Vadar on the license plate

Rockabilly (2000) (V) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Rocket Man (1997) - One of the scientists greets the lab monkey by saying, "Hello my little Ewok."

Rugrats: The Movie (1998) - The theme for Raiders of the Lost ark is played.

Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan: Tsuioku hen (Samurai X: Trust/Betrayal) (1999) -

Rush Hour (1998) - The Chinese consul's name is Han Solon (Tzi Ma)

Rust Never Sleeps (1979) - Documentary about Neil Young's concert in San Francisco, the stage is prepared by small men dressed like Jawas, including the glowing eyes. They do this between each song to change scenery or props.


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Sabertooth (2002) -Two references to the Indiana Jones films (though this movie did co-star Rhys-Davies)

Salton Sea, The (2003) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Sal Wars Spot: Sal the Stockbroker (1999) - title

Same Time, Next Year (1978) - There are a series of photo montages offering segways between each 'time' George (Alda) and Doris (Burstyn) see each other (they meet every year, but the viewer is only privy to select meetings). In the last montage, the last photo is that of C3PO and R2D2.

Samurai X: Trust/Betrayal (Rurôni Kenshin: Meiji kenkaku roman tan: Tsuioku hen)(1999) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Santa vs. the Snowman 3-D (1997 IMAX & Video) - (note: this played with the re-release of AOTC at IMAX theatres during the holiday season of 2002) "Snow Wars" holiday special, a troubled snowman makes a clone army out of ice cubes, igloo walkers (AT-AT's) and a battle with freeze rays and hot-cocoa squirters (very ESB) (it's been called Star Wars vs. the Pillsbury Doughboy)

Saturday the 14th Strikes Back (1988)

Saturn 3 (1980) - Note: the first director on this film was John Barry, who worked on Star Wars, but was fired early in production. The opening shot of the ship mimics, even if unintentionally, that of ANH. And the music is a cross between Star Wars and 2001's Also Sprach Zarachustra (really not worthy of Bernstein).  

Saving Silverman (2001) - [1] J.D. McNugent (Black) holds up a beer bong and makes a sound...then says, 'Look, I'm Chewie!' [2] When J.D. and Wayne (Zahn) are in the 'Cowboy Wayne' truck and are describing which 'baddie' Judith (Peet) reminds them of, one of them is: 'dude, she's Vader' J.D. responds: "No...she's evil like the Emperor! Except with great tits!"

Say It Isn't So (2000) - Gilbert (Klein) & Josephine (Graham) are sitting on the couch while Valdine (Field) explains how they are brother and sister She says something like "Back then R2-D2, over there, couldn't keep it in his pants."

School Daze (1988) - Roger Guenvuer Smith's character is named Yoda.  Note: Smith is a Star Wars KOTOR voice alum.

Scorched (2002) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Scream 2 (1997) - Students find that among sequels that The Empire Strikes Back is the only sequel ever to be better than the first. Randy (Kennedy) says, "Sequels suck" Mickey (Olyphant), 'Empire Strikes Back, a better story, better effects' Randy, ''Not a sequel, part of a trilogy, completely planned' Hallie (Neal) jumps in, 'I like those little furry things' Mickey (sarcastically interested) 'The Ewoks!....they blow. '

Scream 3 (2000) - Carrie Fisher makes a cameo appearance as a twin who is an archivist for the Studios. She says that she didn't get the role of Princess Leia because she didn't sleep with George Lucas. Also, Return of the Jedi is taken as an example of the rules when it comes to trilogies. 

Scripture With No Words (1996) - [1] The film attempts (according to James Robert Parish who wrote Jet Li: A Biography) the tongue-in-cheek flavor of the Indiana Jones adventure trilogy. [2] Dr Wai and his assistant combat enemies with each party using a flaming sword (a nod to the Star Wars adventures and the light sabers its Jedi Knights used)

Scrooged (1988) - References the Star Wars Holiday Special

Second Civil War, The (1997) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Seksmisja (Sexmission) (1984) -Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Serendipity (2001) - Lars (Corbett) stars in a bad music video which has him saving a village by playing his horn to the enemy, which sends them falling in pain. A man with a white beard passes and says, "That looks like Alec Guinness! Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars!"

Serenity (2005) - The first escape sequence follows background dialogue from Star Wars' Stormtroopers guarding the tractor beam while Obi-Wan is disabling it.

Serial Lover (1996) - At the rolling of the credits for this French film one line is, "The 'Rebels take over the Death Star with Claire' scene has been removed"

Sertoli, Sertoli, Sertoli (2009) - References the Death Star's laser canon sequence.

Servants of Twilight, The (1991) - [1] Joey's dog's named Chewbacca. [2] Joey (Lennon) drops Star Wars action figures in the fish tank.

Setta, La (The Devil's Daughter)(1991) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Seven (Se7en) (1995) - Mills (Pitt) says to Somerset (Freeman) about the killer: "Just because the killer has a f@$^*&g library card doesn't make him Yoda"

Sex and the Single Alien (1993) - Has a Star Wars style crawl.

Sex Drive (2008) - Mention of Chewbacca.

Shadow, The (1994) - The Shadow, Lemont (Baldwin), controls peoples minds. He does it exactly the same as a ROTJ: "There is no Shadow" says Lemont, "Hell, there is no Shadow!" the other guy says.

Shafted! (1999)- Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Shanghai Knights (2003) - [1]on director's commentary portion of the DVD, David Dobkin mentions Star Wars several times. He compares the relationship between Wang (Chan), Roy (Wilson) and Lin (Wong) to that of Luke, Han and Leia. and [2] the way in which Wu Chow (Yen) dies is reminiscent of the Death Star. [3] The knighting ceremony at the end of Shanghai Knights is very close to the awards ceremony in ANH. Dobkin says something like, "I guess you can tell I was a Star Wars kid". (Thanks to Sander and Robert for this reference!)

Shao Lin fo jia da dao (Shao Lin Disciple) (1980)- It has an exorcism done to the music and sound effects of Star Wars

Shattered Glass (2003) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Shaun of the Dead (2004) - Simon Pegg (who plays Shaun) is a Star Wars fan, he wrote his university dissertation on Star Wars. He used Peter Serafinowicz in the film (he plays Pete) who was the voice of Darth Maul. DVD Extras: Raw Meat: Simon Pegg's Video Diary - two guys impersonating the Millennium Falcon.

She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (1999)
- Mention of Star Wars.

Shirley Valentine (1989) - Shirley's daughter unexpectedly returns home after having left home to live with a friend. The daughter quickly gets Shirley (Collins) running around after her, as she puts it, "like R2 bleedin' D2".

Shopping (1994) - While looking through Billy's photo album, Jo sees a Star Wars poster photo.

Short Circuit 2 (1988) - Johnny 5 is in New York City for the first time, a bystander says, "Hey, a droid!" Note: The truncated version of "Android" is "Droid" used for the first time in the film Star Wars (1977) it is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm.

Short Order (2005) - Mention of Han Solo and Chewbacca.

Shrek (2001) - From Wikipedia: "Early storyboards of an alternate opening shows that she was originally born an ogress to her human parents who were the rulers of Duloc. They had her locked in the tower under the lie that she was "of such rare beauty" she was kidnapped. They died, and the kingdom was under the rule of "an ambitious regent" - hinted to be Farquadd. When she 'became of age' to ascend the throne she escaped the tower and encounters a witch named Bib Fortuna (a reference to the Star Wars character of the same name) - who has narrated the entire sequence through her tarot cards. She gave Fiona a potion which would make her beautiful; however the potion has no effect. But Fortuna warns her the potion has a side effect - she will change between her human and ogress form until she finds her true love. Later she was whisked away by her dragon guardian and returned to the tower.)" Can anyone confirm this?

Shrek 2 (2004) - [1] The prison that the gang is held in looks oh so similar to Jabba's Palace (?? This one is questionable I couldn't see it but...) [2] When Shrek, Donkey and Puss are in the potion room they set off an alarm. They scramble to get out before the door closes on them (the door drops down instead of closing with hinges, etc.). Shrek and Donkey are first out and Puss trails slightly, his hat falls off as he leaves the room and the door is nearly down to the floor. Puss quickly reaches his paw in and grabs the hat just before the door closes, puts his hat on and slides his paw around the front of the brim:

[3] Of course the "Far, Far Away" thing ;) (Thanks to John from Obroa-Skai for the visual!)


Shriek If You Know What I Did Last Friday the 13th (2000) (V) - Dawson (Cross), when trying to figure out how the killer disguised his voice finds a fan in the killers 'costume'...which is running... Dawson then speaks into the back of the fan, 'I am your father, Luke'

Shrimp on the Barbie (1990) - Carlos (Marin) says "Hey, who died and made you Darth Vader anyway?"

Shuang long tu zhu (Pom Strikes Back) (1986) - title

Sicko (2007) - Pre-existing conditions which are uncovered are listed via Star Wars crawl complete with music.

Sideways (2004) - Before going into a restaurant in Los Olivos (CA), Jack (Church) tells Miles (Giamatti), "I don't want you goin' to the darkside...no goin' to the darkside!"

Silent But Deadly ( ) -

Silent But Deadly 2 () - Stormtroopers are summoned from a seaside vacation to neutralize the latest threat: a crazed fan who has gone on a rampage after waiting in too many Star Wars lines.

Silent But Deadly 3 (2004) - Fan film. Plot as described by Jeff Ciolotti (director) The story of Silent But Deadly is quite simple. George Lucas decides he's had enough of plot-revealing Star Wars fan Web sites. He dispatches his most crafty enforcers, a pair of no-nonsense Imperial Stormtroopers (well, there's quite a bit of nonsense actually), to eliminate the Webmasters of those sites. Silent But Deadly 3 combines characters from the first two and concludes the trilogy in a grand fashion.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) - In the toy store you can see Stormtrooper action figures on the shelf.

Simon Sez (1999) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Simple Reasons (1996) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Simpson's Movie (2007) - The film was shot under the working title, "Yellow Harvest" and all prints released to theaters had the fake title, "Yellow Harvest" on the cans. Star Wars fans will know this is a direct reference to Return of the Jedi's fake working title, "Blue Harvest".

Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights (1998)- Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Six Degrees of Separation (1993) - In a long monologue regarding a 'thesis' , Paul (Smith) hits on the idea of imagination and how we regard some things as being 'so imaginative' (somewhat condescending), 'Star Wars, so 'imaginative''

Six String Samurai (1998) -(many reviews of this film included a comparison to Star Wars) Thunder Magazine: "The free flow of ideas created 'The Blade' ('Six-String's' original title), a mixture of The Wizard Of Oz, Wong Kar-Wai, Jackie Chan, John Woo, Lone Wolf and Cub, 50's Rock n' Roll, The Road Warrior, Spaghetti Westerns and even Star Wars."  New City: "A scissors-and-tape Sergio Leone-"Road Warrior"-"Wizard of Oz"-"El Mariachi"- "Star Wars"-rock 'n' roll-samurai-kung fu-comic book filled with willfully naive charm..."  Film Threat: "...Six-String Samurai is pure cinematic enjoyment... Based on this powerful action film debut, Lance Mungia should be directing Jeffrey Falcon as a Jedi knight in the second Star Wars film prequel." 

Sixth Sense: Reflections from the Set (2002) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Skin Deep (1989) - Zach (Ritter) is having an affair with a married woman. He and the woman are in her bedroom, it's dark, and Zach puts on a glow-in-the-dark condom. The woman's husband comes home and Zach hides in the closet. The husband enters the room, it's still dark...then the husband puts on a glow-in-the-dark condom. Well, somehow a 'duel' ensues...a 'lightsaber' battle...so to speak.



Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) - [1] 1138 is the number on the door of mad scientist, Dr. Totenkopf (Olivier) [2] Use of the Wilhelm Scream [3] Sky Captain (Law) needs to make an emergency landing on an aircraft carrier surrounded by clouds. "Permission granted to land on platform 327. Maintain your present course" (word for word from ESB) after he lands, a group of soldiers comes out to greet him. He is then reunited with his old buddy on the platform. [4] The relationship between Perkins (Paltrow) and the Captain is similar to that of Marion and Indy....true affection yet concealed by a shell of dislike for something that happened in the past between the characters. There's also the whole map overlay thing that's very Indy...and there is an "ark." [5] Something that looks like a TIE fighter is hanging from the ceiling in the warehouse of "things that started appearing" with the giant robots. (Thanks to Chris Brown for reference #5!)



Slackers (2002) - Dave  (Sawa) thinks one of the constellations is the Death Star.

Slap Her, She's French (She Gets What She Wants) (2002) - Starla (McGregor) insults her teacher by calling him Chewbacca.

Slapshot 3: The Junior League (2000) - Shayne (Lahana) describes Bernie (Boyd), "...like  Darth Vader with lipstick..."

Sleazemania Strikes Back (1985) (V) - title

Smala Sussie (2003) - Grits (Starrin) and Erik (Remeika) collect Star Wars memorabilia.

Small Soldiers (1998) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Smiley Face (2007) - Voice over mentions Star Wars in the first 10 minutes of the film.

Smokey and the Bandit III (1983) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Sneakers (1992) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Soldier (1998) - Todd3465 (Russell) is on a planet with two suns.

Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade (1991) - Star Wars ('77) poster seen on a wall in a scene.

Sorority Boys (2002) - "It's like a Wookiee, man" says Doofer (Williams) referring to the hair clog in the sink...even sports a Wookiee roar (which Williams is adept at)

South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut (1999) - [1] A Jar-Jar type line 'Yousa tink people gonna die?' [2] There's a scene with a General who talks just like Admiral Ackbar in Return of the Jedi. [3] Cartman's (Parker) v-chip runs amok and he can shoot lightning out of his fingertips (referencing the Emperor ROTJ) at Saddam Hussein (Stone) (referencing Luke...only in the situation...and not the personality)...as Satan (Parker) just sits there helpless (like Vader). Then Satan picks Saddam, up over his head, and throws him into a chasm.

Spaceballs (1987) - [1] Use of the Wilhelm Scream  [2] nearly the whole movie is a spoof of Star Wars 
here's a small example:


Space Banda (2001) - A spoof on the Star Wars films. Latinos have been segregated to another planet by the INF and the lead plays a coyote, Durango (Azurdia), who gets people across planetary boundaries. Princesses, cantinas and bounty hunters, oh my!

SpaceCamp (1986) - a girl refers to the Space Shuttle as an X-wing and a little boy fantasizes he's Luke Skywalker. One of the Space Shuttle robots is a droid. ...clarified...from the script [1] (Boy’s Dorm) (Max is standing in front of a locker, refusing to move.) MAX: Who are you, the Imperial Guard, or something? [2] MAX: Why don’t you evaporate laser brain?! GUY: (grabs Max) Yeah, I’ll give you a laser brain. [3] (Mock Cargo Area) ANDI: This is a mock up of the cargo bay and the storage pallet. That arm is the remote manipulator system. It can be used for repairs and to link up with satellites or other vehicles. This is the zero gravity chair. It rides on a cushion of air and creates the feeling of weightlessness you would encounter when you leave the Earth’s atmosphere. Come on, Max. (They all enter the mock space shuttle.) MAX: Oh, this is like the greatest thing since that X-Wing fighter! [4] MAX: Distract and destroy the Imperial Guards. RUDY: (makes a tick-tock sound) Got 10 seconds. KEVIN: All right! What would Luke Skywalker do? How would he get to the launch pad? (Max goes over to his closet, and opens it to reveal Jinx.) GUY: Kid’s gonna go for the droid. [5] (Boys Dorm) (Kevin comes in and turns on the lights. Max is already sitting up in bed looking very upset.) KEVIN: Who talked? MAX: It wasn’t me Han Solo. Zack got information out of Jinx. KEVIN: Max! I’m not Han Solo. Okay? And you’re not Luke Skywalker. There’s no Empire and there’s no Force and there’s no Dark Side. You’re just an ordinary kid and so am I! And maybe nobody lives happily ever after, all right? So just stay away from me. Far away. (he walks off) (Max sits there for a moment, looking about ready to burst into tears, and then he runs out of the room. Jinx follows him.) [6] (Cargo bay) MAX: Commander Skywalker, reporting in.[7] CATHERINE: Max, you have to help Andi. MAX: (outside) No. Let me in! Please let me in! KEVIN: (into headset as Obi Wan Kenobi) Luke. (Max quiets) Luke? Use the force Luke. Stretch out your feelings. The Force is always with you. (Max smiles) [8] (Cargo Bay) (Max climbs into the chair and straps himself in. Rudy then begins to swing him over to Datalis.) MAX: Help me Obi Wan Kenobi. Help me. (suddenly the chair begins to waver and Max freaks) Whoa! Yo Rudy! RUDY: (on headset) Sorry Max. Hang in there.

Space Chimps (2008) - "If you swallow me, I will become even more powerful" (Obi-Wan to Vader: If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine)

Space Mutiny (1988) - All the effects were literally taken from Star Wars and Battlestar Galactica. One of the selling quotes for this terrible film, "Breathtaking Special Effects From the Team That Brought You 'STAR WARS'" 

Space Nuts (2003) - "Adult film" parody. Buzz Starfokker, Princess Hubba Hubba, Evil Trooper

Spanglish (2004) - Paz Vega (Moreno) is learning how to speak English using English Without Barriers (Inglés Sin Barreras) and she says something like, "I really like the Star Wars trilogy by George Lucas"

Spawn (1997) - The relationship between Spawn (White) and Angela (Stepp)? is similar to that of Luke and Yoda, Angela tries to teach Spawn how to use his special abilities and Spawn says, 'Alright Yoda, just hold on a second.' 

Special Effects: Anything Can Happen (1996) - How could something about special effects NOT include Star Wars!

Speeder (2002) - Fan film spoof

Spellbound (2002) -

Sphere (1998) - When seeing the 'alien' spacecraft Dr. Ted Fielding (Schreiber) says over an intercom, "Look at the size of that thing" (Thanks to Sander for this reference!)

Spider-Man (2002) - [1] Use of the Wilhelm Scream [2] The lines "Join Me" and "Impressive" uttered by the Green Goblin (Dafoe)

Spies Like Us (1985) - "So how much did this Star Wars system cost?"

Spongebob Squarepants: The Movie (2004) - The sound of a TIE fighter can be heard near the end of the wasteland sequence.

Spy Kids (2001) - Juni (Sabara) has a mini-lightsaber as one of his gadgets.

Standing on the Shoulders of Kubrick: The Legacy of 2001 (2007) - Star Wars is mentioned.

Starchaser: the Legend of Orin (1985) - I caught this one on my DVR one night and finally got to watch it. It has many thematic elements in common with Star Wars. Here are some things I noticed: [1] Orin finds a sword with no hit. In moments of crisis, he swings the hilt and a blue blade of energy can be seen. [2] The main characters of the "good guys" include: a naive working boy from a backwater planet (Orin), a roguish pirate (Dagg), the daughter of a planetary leader (Aviana), a humanoid robot (Silica), and a smart-alec navigator automaton usually paired with a ship (Arthur). The main "bad guy" is more machine than man (Zygon). [3] The Starchaser (Dagg's ship) and several of the fighters use sounds of vehicles from the Star Wars trilogy (most noticeable is the sound of Luke's landspeeder as the Starchaser makes low-altitude flybys) [4] Several scenes mirror some from the classic Star Wars trilogy: The main bad guy gets his hand cut off in the final battle. The pirate's ship escapes an explosion by flying out of a vent shaft. The pirate's ship gets caught in an energy beam. The main female lead wears white and has a valet robot. The ghosts of previous generations of heroes appear at the final celebration of freedom. The bad guys put a bounty on the crew of the pirate's ship. NOTE:  Reverse references (Star Wars Ep1-3 trilogy, Special Edition OT): The main bad guy gets cut in half by an energy blade. The bad guy gets pushed into molten lava. The main viewport of the enemy's flagship gets destroyed while the good guys are on the bridge. The main female lead's white outfit is form-fitting. The valet robot fires a weapon at other robots. The main female lead goes to the slums in disguise. After the fall of the evil dictatorship, the celebrants exclaim "We're free!". The evil armies consist of thousands of robots. The good guys neutralize the evil armies by accident. One of the robotic characters wakes up and complains about being "naked". The good guys run into a corridor with hundreds of evil soldiers.

Starcrash (Adventures of Stella Star) (1979) - This movie not only took elements from Star Wars, it seems that other elements were borrowed for Episodes V and VI. [1] The most obvious references seem to be Count Zarth Arn (Vader in looks, Dr. Doom in dialogue), and while the name is ever so similar to "Darth" the character was actually named after Zarth Arn from Edmond Hamilton's Star Kings (Amazing Stories) and [2] the lightsaber duel. [3] Note the second photo shows the "good" Emperor of the Galaxy (Plummer) appearing in holographic form (which seems to be a reverse reference for ESB) and the evil Count Zarth Arn (Spinell), who has a mysterious super weapon, to the left and on the posters (Vader-esque mask) [4] The first poster had too many similarities to ANH's posters and [5] the second seemed to be more along the lines of Battlestar Galactica even though you can see the "lightsaber" there: [6] The line, "I hope this star buggy hold together!"


Stargate (1994) - A scene in the room with the Stargate, a voice announces over the speakers "headquarters personnel report to the command center, headquarters personnel report to the command center" (exactly like TESB)

Staring at Headlights (1999) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Star Odyssey (1978) - [1] Lord Kes mentions several times that he "can sense a presence" [2 - 5] :

Starship Troopers (1997) - There is a scene in which Lt. Johnny Rico (Van Dien) is suspended in a healing solution that resembles Luke in the Bacta tank in Empire.

Stars of Star Wars: Interviews with the Cast, The (1999) (V) - Interviews with the casts of the Star Wars saga.

Star Suburb (1982 FR) - A french short movie by Stephane Drouot. Use of the Princess Leia look and Death Star-like background. (Thanks to Utinni for the references!)


Star Tours (1987) - Again, an obvious reference, the ride is based on Star Wars.

Star Trek: First Contract (1996) - ILM staffers (including John Knoll) say that there are 2 YT-1300s (like the Falcon) in the battle scene with the Borg cube. Bottom left corner...left of the explosion debris.  Millenium Falcon in First Contact

Star Trek: The Motion Picture (Director's Edition)(1979/2001) - [1] During the commentary Jerry Goldsmith (the composer) said that he was influenced by George Lucas' vision for music on Star Wars (not so much by John Williams himself) in composing some of the more romantic themes of the film. [2] Star Wars is mentioned several times by the effects guys and by Robert Wise (the director) [3] on the Bonus disc Star Wars is mentioned again in how Star Trek came to fruition on the big screen. In 1977, after the fervor of Star Wars, the studio guys at Paramount were asking, "What do we have like Star Wars" ...the answer was, of course, Star Trek. [4] Use of the Wilhelm Scream.

Star Warp'd (2001) - [1] Darth Vapor [2] Jar-Jar Binks gets thrown off a cliff. [3] The empire has Bow Tie Fighters. 


Star Wars: A New Hope (1977) - [1] THX1138 can be seen on a cave wall when C3PO and R2D2 are captured by the Jawas. [2] Han and Luke are trying to find Leia on the Death Star. An Imperial officer asks, "Where are you taking this...thing?" "Prisoner transfer from cell block 1138." (Thanks to Dark_Load for reminding us that we forgot this reference!!)

Star Wars City (1985 TV) Obviously

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) General Reeikan (Boa) says, 'Send Rogues Ten and Eleven to sector thirty-eight (11-38)

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999) - Queen Amidala's ship is a model J-327 Nubian (J-327 is the number of the hangar where the Falcon is located on the first Death Star) ...where else could you find a Star Wars reference but in another Star Wars movie.

Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) - 1138 on the side of Boushh's helmet:


Starwoids (2001) - A documentary about Star Wars fans (Starwoids) surrounding the opening of Ep I - TPM at Mann's Chinese Theatre, LA, CA.

Stay Tuned (1992) - Roy Knable's (Ritter) going to be be-headed (one of the shows on the 'TV' is about the French Revolution) He says to the executioners, 'Hi, fellas. I loved you in Star Wars'

Steamboy (2004) - See REVERSE References

Stepford Wives (2004) - Bobbi (Midler) tells her son, Adam (McGuckin), that she's packed Mace Windu and Amidala action figures with his lunch for school.

Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story (2005) (V) *Also under Family Guy (Film) - [1] Two Stormtroopers sitting on a couch complaining about looking for droids. (Expanded): Peter has his own segment on the news where he says what "grinds his gears" "You know what really grinds my gears? When I can't find the droids I'm lookin for." Then it shows two Stormtroopers sitting in front of the TV eating dinner and one says "Yeah what's up with that?" [2] Stewie parks his rental car outside a hotel, when he comes out three Jawas are all over it scrounging for parts, they see him and exclaim, "Oooteeegeee" and Stewie shouts, "Ooteegee indeed, filthy creatures. (Thanks to The Gorn for these references and to Master_Kenobi17 for dialogue #1!) [3] Peter and Meg standing in the cave of the Holy Grail...the keeper asks peter to pick out the cup and he picks a coffee cup with Jesus' name on it. The keeper asks him how he knew it so easily and so quickly and Peter comments on the monogrammed mug. (Thanks to The Gorn for this reference!)

Still Smokin' (1983) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town (2001) - title

Strange Brew (1983) - [1] Smith (von Sydow) experiments with inmates of the nearby insane asylum who dress up like Star Wars Stormtroopers and play hockey. [2] Doug (Thomas) says, 'Luke, I am your father, Luke, give into the Darkside of the Force you knob' [3] Bob (Moranis), 'He's seen Jedi 17 times, eh?'

Street Fighter (1994) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Stuck on Star Wars (2002) - about several generation-X-ers dealing with the reality of being left behind in life. The main character Zach is in his late 20's and still lives in his parent's house, is unemployed, and bases his whole reality on Star Wars. Together with his friends, they are building a life size Millennium Falcon in his backyard. As they slowly try to deal with the issues that life has dealt them, they find that their own lives are mimicking the original 1977 Star Wars film.

Stuck On You (2003) - This was a Twentieth Century Fox film and on the lot is a mural of Luke and Vader fighting with the huge glass window behind them. The scene shows the mural in the background, quite obviously placed in the frame by the Farrelly brothers.


Stupids, The (1996) - Stanley Stupid (Arnold) makes a speech to the 'bad guys', '..you ALL can come back from the Darkside'

Suburban Commando (1991) - Star Wars-like atmosphere. Begins like Star Wars Episode IV.

Superman (1978) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Supersonic Man (1979) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Superstar (1999) - As the auditions get underway, a student is doing what looks like part mime and part free form dance. Father Tylenol Ritley (McKinney) says to one of the special ed students, who is the first to audition, 'Thank you, for that tribute to Star Wars"

Svarta filmen, Den (1995) - Swedish film short. Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Swamp Thing (1982) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Sweetest Thing, The (2002) -  In the scene, the two male characters (one of them was Jason Bateman) were hitting golf balls at a driving range. They were having an argument about whether or not the main male character should call Diaz for a date. After debating the issue for a few minutes, Bateman holds up his golf club and makes a low humming noise and says, "Don't go against Darth, Luke!" The two then begin a lightsaber duel with the golf clubs and making the sound effects. (TESB)

Swingers (1996) - [1] Mike (Favreau) to Trent (Vaughn), 'That was so f'ing money. That was like the Jedi Mind sh't' (after Trent just convinced a girl and her friend to meet them later) [2] Trents license plate reads THX 1138


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Take It Or Leave It (UK 1981) -  MADNESS (the band) stars and two of the band-members are using fluorescent lamps as lightsabers.

Tango & Cash (1989) - Tango (Stallone) and Cash (Russell) talk about a judge (Byrd) referring to him as "Jabba the Hutt".

Taxi 2 (2000) - While Daniel (Naceri) is driving the Japanese Ambassador , Daniel makes a comparison between what's happening and each part of the classic trilogy 

Team America: World Police (2004) - [1] a cantina scene where ANH's Cantina-style music plays, several characters have on masks which makes the reference. [2] the Jedi Mind Trick is used...sort of...a Team America member wears a Jedi Robe and waves his hand, saying, You don't need to see my identification" [3] Use of the Wilhelm Scream [4] then the use of a blaster sound effect [5] Lisa, in Jong-Il's palace wears a dress very similar to Willie Scott's in the Temple of Doom

Tears of the Sun (2003) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Terminal Voyage (1994) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) - In Terminator 3: Rise Of The Machines... Arnold's T-101 character convinces John Connor to become angry at machines and lead the resistance by picking him up by the neck like Darth Vader did to Capt. Antilles on ANH. (Thanks to John of Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Texas: The Big Picture (2003) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

There's Nothing Out There (1992) - Theme music from Raiders of the Lost Ark is used.

Thirteen Days (2000) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Thumb Wars: The Phantom Cuticle (1999) - 'Thumb and finger' puppets. TPM refs throughout.

Three Musketeers (1993) - Cardinal Richlieu (Curry), a bit of a Vader resemblance in body movements and cape usage And the line: "I want those men, not excuses!" (a bit of a stretch ;))

Tinfins (2002) - ??

Time Bandits (1981 trailer) - The announcer says, "...you went to star Wars for the droids!"

Time to Kill, A (1996) - Talking about Ellen (Bullock), Harry (Platt) says to Jake (McConaughey) , "Are you sure you do not want to see her resume, Han Solo?'

Titan A.E. (2000) - [1] Akima (Barrymore) says to Cale (Damon) when the ship won't start, "Would it help if I got out and pushed?" [2] Also, a little blurb that was mentioned before the film was released, and is also on the cover of the DVD, "The film Star Wars fans have been waiting for!"    *Note: Roger L. Jackson did the voice for First Alien...Jackson has also done a ton of work for Star Wars related video games. Melissa Kurtz, who was a Jawa in ANH and is the daughter of Gary Kurtz, was a production manager for this film. Kevin Baille, visual effects, did work on TPM. David Dozoretz, visual effects, did work on ANH, TPM and AOTC.

Titanic (1997) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Tomb Raider (2001) - [1] the opening scene shows Croft (Jolie) quietly moving through a tomb to find the "artifact", which feels oh-so-much like the beginning of Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy does the very same thing. [2]?

Tomb Raider 2 (2003) - When Gerard Butler talked about his role in TR2 he said, "I think the best way to describe him would be as kind of like a Han Solo from Star Wars. He's this kind of roguish bad boy with a cheeky smile who you don't want to mess with..."

Tomcats (2001) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - The villain, Elliott Carver (Pryce), shows Bond (Brosnan) a newspaper with the headline, "The Empire WILL strike back" 

Tommy Boy (1995) - After Tommy (Farley) graduates from college his father gives him his own office at the factory which his father owns. While sitting at his desk, Tommy talks into a fan, "Luuuuke, I am your faaather" When Hayden (Spade) walks into the room and catches Tommy doing this Tommy says, 'That was from Star Wars'

Top Secret! (1984) - Train scene at the beginning. As the train is approaching a low bridge, Cedric (Sharif) ducks and covers, knowing the German will get hit by the bridge. (Like Indiana Jones ducking when the German is about to get hit by the propeller) (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Torque (2004) - References to Star Wars made to Cary Ford (Henderson)

Toy Story (1995) - [1] Buzz's (Allen) story to Woody (Hanks) about the events on his home planet mirror that of the Rebellion vs the Empire story. [2] Sid (von Detten) to Woody: "Where are your rebel friends now" before placing a magnifying glass to Woody's head. [3] Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Toy Story 2 (1999) -[1] In the opening sequence, when Buzz (Allen) is on an alien planet, and ultimately battle the Emperor Zurg (Stanton), many of the sound effects are directly from the Star Wars Trilogy: Lightsaber, torture droids hum, AT-AT's scraping metal noise (on Hoth) [2] As Buzz and Woody are in the elevator shaft one can't help but think of the Luke/Vader scenery in The Empire Strikes Back...then [3]  Buzz: "You killed my father' Zurg: "No...I am your father!" Buzz: "Nooooooooooo!"

Transformers: The Movie, The (1986) - [1] The sound of a TIE fighter is used at least twice. [2] Megatron (Welker - a Star Wars voice alum) uses a light saber when fighting Optimus Prime (Cullen) [3] Uses opening 'Star Wars crawl'.

Trapalhões na Guerra dos Planetas, Os (Planet Wars) (1978 Brazil) - Called the Brazlian Star Wars.


Tron (1982) - In the very beginning, the main character sits in his cubicle, shortly before he gets digitized into a games character. On the wall he has the text 'Klaatu barada nikto' which is a reference to Jabba's skiff guards in ROTJ (though these words actually came from War of the Worlds) (Thanks to Sander for most of this reference!)

Troops (1998) - Fan film. Stormtroopers!!!

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997) - Before the credits roll a very Star Wars-style crawl (foreword) explains about a key, a wizard and a demon. The wizard, Lerigot, is a weird cross of an Ewok and Yoda and is also chased through a forest ala Return of the Jedi and Divitox is a sort of Leia/Vader combo, wisecracking villain.

Turk 182! (1985) - Darth Vader is named as the responsible party.

Twice Upon a Time (1983) - Star Wars references...but it's an Animated Comedy by George Lucas.

Twister (1996) - The line, "That's no moon, it's a space station."

Two Ninas (1999) - This guy meets 2 girls named Nina at the same time, and it takes off with both of them, and in the process of picking one of them he ends up dating them both for like months. He accidentally invites them both to the same party, and after they back to back slap him in the face his best friend comes over to him and says having trouble with your droids. (Thanks to The1Neo for this reference!)


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Uchu kaijû Gamera (Gamera Super Monster)(1980 Japan) - The alien space ship at the beginning IS Darth Vader's Imperial Star Destroyer.

Uchu kara no messeji (Message From Space)(1978 Japan) - [1] Princess escaping from Empire-like tyranny and speaking of Princess [2] The title music borrows five notes from Princess Leia's theme music. [3] Very similar dialogue between the electric samurai sword fighters and the dialogue between Vader and Obi-Wan during their lightsaber battle on the Death Star.

UHF (1989) - [1] Stanley (Yankovic) uses his mop to fight the 'bad guys'...a lightsaber sound effect is used here. [2] Yankovic starts the film with a Raiders parody/homage.

Umanoid, L' (Golob the Humanoid) (1979) - See the comparisons HERE!

Unauthorized Star Wars Story, The (1999) (V) - Obviously!

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Unmarried Woman, An (1978) - During a mother/daughter conversation between Erica (Clayburgh) and Patti (Lucas) the phone rings, it's for Patti, the daughter, it's her boyfriend Phil (Arkin). Patti says very little to Phil and what we do hear is, '...mmm, yes,...Star Wars...' (this was a strange one, no other reference at all as to why she said it...strange)

Urban Legend: The Final cut (2000) - The line "F@*# you George Lucas!".


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Valley Girl (1983) - In the first quarter of the movie Randy (Cage), Julie (Foreman), Loryn (Daily) and Fred (Dye) are traveling down Hollywood Blvd, they see a marquee (signage) to the right which boasts "The Empire Strikes Back" in bold yellow.

Vampire Hunter D (1985) (V) - Doris's horse is named Luke (Thanks to John from Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Vampire Strikes Back, The (jiang shi zhuo yao) (1988) - Title

Van Helsing (2004) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

VeggieTales: Minnesota Cuke and the Search for Samson's Hairbrush (2005) - Larry the Cucumber is Minnesota Cuke, mild-mannered curator of a children’s museum and fearless explorer.


Vision Quest (1985) - During a wrestling match the band plays 'The Ewok Celebration'

Visions of Light (1992) - Shows a clip of Star Wars: A New Hope


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Waiting For Guffman (1997) - Corky St. Clair puts on a 'Musical' in Blaine Missouri called 'Red, White and Blaine'. within the play there is an alien who says, 'We are from a planet far, far away'

Wakusei daisenso (Space Wars)(1977 Japan) - Toho's answer to Star Wars (it was released in December of '77)

Walkin' on Sunshine: The Movie (1997) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Walk to Remember, A (2002) - line: "You're the Jedi Master of B.S." (thanks to Jedi Jane for this reference!)

Wallace & Gromit: A Close Shave (1995) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out (1992) - Originally this film was supposed to have a bar scene tribute to the Cantina scene in ANH.

War Room, The (1993) - (Doc) Democrat James Carville and his wife, republican Mary Matalin, are walking and talking at the end of a night on both ends of the campaign trail. Matalin waves to someone off camera and says, "hi Guy! Hi Guy!" then, "...you're in the Darth Vader Camp now!" After Matalin walks away the off-camera person (Guy?) says, "If we're in the Darth Vader camp, who are you?"

Way of the Gun (2000) - A long while back, I was watching "Way of the Gun" with Ryan Philippe / Benicio Del Toro, and at the beginning of the movie while watching it with the commentary, the director (Christopher McQuarrie) states that the opening shot (triangular shaped building panning into the scene) is supposed to represent the star destroyer flying overhead. I do recall that it wasn't an homage, more of an insult (Thanks to Sebulba-X for this reference!)

Wedding Date, The (2005) - Kat (Messing) to Nick (Mulroney): You're like the Yoda of escorts! (Thanks to TEA for this reference!)

Wendigo (2001) - Miles and his dad, George, are talking about the Wendigo (an angry Indian spirit). George talks of good and bad myths, "There are good myths guys too, like Superman and Yoda"

What A Girl Wants (2003) -  Daphne (Bynes) says to Ian (James), "So tell me Obi Wan, where did you learn your impressive skills?"

Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999) - "Seven! That girl's a nine at least!" "May the force be with you then.."

Whatever Happened to Mason Reese (1990) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

What Women Want (2000) - Darcy McGuire (Hunt) when describing what she thinks people think about her, "...Darth Vader..."

White Dog (1982) - Carruthers (Ives) is the owner of a center that attempts to re-train White Dog. In one scene he is shown throwing darts (syringes) at a picture (a cardboard cutout) of R2D2.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (1988) - "Come on, Eddie. You're my only hope" (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Whole Ten Yards, The (2004) - When Lazlo Gogolak (Pollack) is waiting for his goon to return to the car, he hears sirens approaching and mutters "Why do I have a bad feeling about this?" (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Wild, Wild West (1999) Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Willy/Milly (1986) Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971) (DVD 2001/2) - During commentary for the film (on the DVD Special Features) Paris Themmen, who plays Mike Teevee in the film, makes a comment about the last scene which shows Wonka and Charlie in the Wonkavator together, Paris says, 'It's a Vader moment'.  

Wishmaster (1997) Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Without a Paddle (2004) - [1] Green does a C3P0 impression (see below) [2] Just after the opening credits we see the friends as children playing Indiana Jones and Ghostbusters.


Without a Trace (1983) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!
 

Wizard of Speed and Time, The (1988) - The Wizard (Mike Jittlov) uses a something like a lightsaber.

Wo hu cang long (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)(2000) Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Wolf Creek (2005) - When one of the characters is in the car, he plays with the flashlight while making humming sounds and quoting Vader (with breathing included). (Thanks to Son of a Bith for this reference!)

Wow!(THX Wow!) (1990) (V/LD) - a series of clips from the original Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones, Willow and other THX related films.

Wrongfully Accused (1998) - (Ryan Harrison -an obvious poke at Jack 'Ryan' played by 'Harrison' Ford - Ford also starred in 'The Fugitive' which is what the cover of Wrongfully Accused is copied from)  [1] A woman is shown to her seat at the opera by a young boy with a lightsaber and [2] when a metal table falls on Ryan...it looks just like the carbonite scene in TESB.

Wu long da jia ting (The Family Strikes Back)(1986 Hong Kong) - Title


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X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) - As a helicopter flies over a desert. We read (onscreen) that the place is: 'Foum Tataouine, Tunisia. (a nod to SW and the 'aliens' from SW)

X-Men (2000) - Toad does the Darth Maul maneuver (well, more likely the Ray Park maneuver, shhh!) and takes a piece of rail, twirls it like a double lightsaber.


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Ying huang boon sik (A Better Tomorrow w/Chow Yun Fat)(1986) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is! ...I couldn't find it.

Yor: The Hunter from the Future (1983) - [1] The evil overlord (Steiner) has legions of droid warriors, looking suspiciously as if Darth Vader and Stormtroopers bred. [2] There are creatures called "Sand People"



Young Sherlock Holmes (1985) - Broughton's Ehtar's Final Battle music is unusually similar to William's The Last Battle from ANH.


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Zoolander (2001) - In a confrontation in a nightclub Zoolander (Stiller) calls his rival Hansel (Wilson), "Han' Solo"....while making...ahem...odd hand gestures.

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