Tuesday, July 03, 2001

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Film References 
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Listings in BLUE are those we haven't yet acquired.
Listings in BROWN are Indiana Jones related.
Listings in PURPLE are Wilhelm Scream entries.
Listings in ORANGE are THX-1138 entries.

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3 Men and a Little Lady (1990) - As Peter (Selleck), Michael (Guttenberg) and Jack (Danson) drive up to the evil boarding school music from Star Wars is played.15 Minutes (2001) - Oleg Razgul (Taktarov) and Emil Slovak (Roden) are in Times Square (NY) and Oleg spots himself on a TV monitor in a storefront window. To the left of the TV is a Darth Vader bust/phone.

17 Again (2009) -
[1] Ned Gold (Lennon) is a huge collectibles fan with a life-sized Darth Vader (with two lightsabers), a life sized Stormtrooper and he sleeps in a landspeeder.
[2] Gold and Mike (while Mike is trying to convince Gold that he is indeed Mike) duel with the lightsabers.
[3] During the lightsaber duel Mike, thinking of things which would prove who he was, says, "...you asked Princess Leia out to the prom!"




21 (2008) - Miles (Gad) mentions the Jedi Mind Trick.

The 24th Day (2004) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

'77 - Originally 05-25-77 (2007) -


100 girls (2000) - A line, 'The Force is strong with this one'

100 Years...100 Movies (1994) - Star Wars #15.

20 Dates (1998) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

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


500 Days of Summer (2009) - He (Levitt) is in love and he's...feeling groovy...looks into a window and sees his reflection as that of Han Solo.

800 Balas (2002) - Carlos (Castro) is a boy who is obsessed with finding more about his late father, an actor. He embarks on a trip to an amusement place called Texas Hollywood an authentic American western town in which his father's friend, Julian (Gracia), works. The entrance to the town is an old western-style shack.
[1] There is a picture of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (from the Raiders of the Lost Ark set) on one of the posts of the porch.
 [2] The director, Alex de la Iglesia, once said, "In 800 BULLETS, Eusebio Poncela (Scott in the film) is like Peter Cushing in "Star Wars" The evil in its purest form. Good looking and indestructible. "

976-EVIL (1989) - Mark Dark (Picardo): "I guess no one is interested in the underworld anymore. You know just Ewoks, E.T, football and phone sex"

2010: The Odyssey Continues (1984) -SEE BOOKS A-C

2061: Odyssey Three (1991) - SEE BOOKS A-C

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Abuse (1983) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

The Abyss (1989) - Lindsey (Mastrantonio) refers to Lieutenant Coffey (Biehn) as, '...some kind of Darth Vader'

After the End (2005) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

Agent Cody Banks (2003) -
[1] when the Evil Henchman, Francois Molay (Vosloo) has been captured, his orange jumpsuit has the characters "AR 1138" stenciled on it. (thanks to Dex1138 for this reference!)
[2] Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Ai dao di (Love to the End) (2009) - Van and Megan duel each other with lightsabers and Megan uses a Force push!

Air Bud Spikes Back (2003) - Title

Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) - The movie opens with the Star Wars crawl (and Battlestar Galactica's theme music)

Ajia no gyakushu (Asia Strikes Back) (1983) - Title

Alone in the T-Shirt Zone (1986) - TESB reference. Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Alter Ego (GR 2007) - Stefanos (Rouvas), in order to make some money, dresses up as a Stormtrooper on Hollywood Blvd.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015 US) - Poster:


Always (1989) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

American Flyers (1985) - One of the characters says, "It's like Star Wars in here!"

American Graffiti (1973) - The souped-up 1932 Ford Deuce Coupe John (Le Mat) owns has the license plate: THX 138.

American Pie (1999) - Commentary on the DVD. The Choir chick asks Oz (Klein) to the prom. She looks back and witnesses Stifler (Scott) doing a dance and in the commentary he says that the director said he was training Stifler to do that dance, like Obi-Wan was Training Luke. (Thanks to Colton for this reference!)

American Pie II (2001) -
[1] Stifler (Scott), in a move created as a 'lure' to get girls into the beach party, has his friend Oz (Klein) 'go long' into a crowd of 'beach bunnies' Oz is then able to walk away with the girls...bringing them into the party. Then Stifler says, 'Yes, the Force is strong with this one'
[2] (unrated version) During the first party Oz (Klein) walks through the door, he has a girlfriend, but Stifler tries to hook Oz up with another girl. Oz says,"You'll never turn me to the darkside". (Thanks to Colton for reference #2!)

American Pie Presents Beta House (2007) - The line: "You have failed me for the last time"

Analog Hero in a Digital World: Making of 'Live Free or Die Hard' (2007) - Star Wars is mentioned

An Evening With Kevin Smith (2002) -
[1] Jason Mewes' sex belt = Chewbacca's Ammo Utility Belt
[2] Smith mentions R2D2 and Chewbacca during the Superman bit.
[3] Smith talks about having to say Bluntsaber instead of Lightsaber because of Lucasfilm copyright.
[4] Talks about Jabba the Hutt and being a part of the Star Wars universe.

Anchorman (2004) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Animatrix: Matriculated (2003) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

An Old Hope (2009) - When Lucas Ford returns from a 30 year sabbatical with a script he claims as his masterpiece he soon realizes, with the help of his talent agent, that his script has already been made into a movie called Star Wars!


Ant-Man (2015) - Derek Cross/Yellowjacket loses an arm. Note: This is from Kevin Feige, "Okay, is Phase Two our Empire Strikes Back? Not really, but tonally things are a little different. Somebody gets their arm cut off in every Phase Two movie. Every single one.

Antz (1998) -
[1] General Mandible (Hackman) to the worker ants' Foreman (Shaud),'And believe me, Colonel Cutter is not as forgiving as I am'
[2] Princess Bala (Stone) to Z (W. Allen), 'You're a fool' Z, 'Who's a more of a fool? the fool who kidnaps, or the fool who is kidnapped?'

Any Night But Tonight (Pink Lemonade) (2006) - references Star Wars and re-enacts a scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark. Poster "The Saga Begins" from "The Phantom Menace"

Apocalypse Now (1979/2001-redux) - Harrison Ford's character is named Colonel G. Lucas.

Armageddon (1998) -
[1] Harry (Willis) has just briefed his crew on the mission...
BEAR (Duncan) : ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?
CHICK (Patton): Harry, this is some Star Wars sh*t. This ain't for us.
HARRY : It's a job, like any other. Just a different location .A.J.
[2] A.J. (Affleck): I think I'm like Han Solo'
OSCAR (Wilson): No, I'm Han Solo
A.J.: No, you're more like Chewbacca
OSCAR: ...Chewbacca!?!, Have you ever even SEEN Star Wars?
[3] A.J. asks Andropov (Stormare) if he's ever heard of Evil Knievel, Andropov says, 'No, I've never seen Star Wars.'

Assignment, The (1997) - Jack Shaw/Henry Fields (Sutherland) has a speech where he says "A bunch of Vader's helping a bunch of Luke's turn to the Darkside"

Astérix et Obélix: Mission Cléopâtre (2002) - Astérix and Obélix: Mission Cleopatra: There is a scene where a black centurion chokes somebody, like Vader did on the Tantive VI, with similar dialogue: 'You won't fail me again' After that he releases the choke by throwing the person away, then the camera turns to his back. We then see him from the back, which looks like Vader's mask and the Imperial March plays in the background. (thanks to Sander for this info!) Then he says, "Nobody mess with the Empire" (The Roman Empire)
Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001) -
[1] At the end, when all the ships are flying towards Atlantis, you can see a Gungan Bongo in the bottom right corner of the screen.
[2] Brown Stormtroopers.

Attack of the Killer Hog (Argentina 2000) (V) - Lightsabers involved in a sword fight.

Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!


Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) -
[1] trailer- we are in a ship in space and we are taken towards a window with a very familiar 'throne' seat, it turns around and Dr. Evil (Meyers) says, 'Who did you expect?"
[2] trailer- has Dr. Evil saying, "Yoda this!" with Mini Me (Troyer).
[3] trailer - "If you can only see one movie this summer, see Star Wars - but if you can see two, see Austin Powers!"
[4] Scene between Dr Evil and Scott (Green) Dr Evil: "You see...I've turned the moon into what I like to call a 'death star'" Scott: [laughs] Dr Evil: "What?" Scott: "Nothing ...Darth" then sneezes: 'rip-off" Dr Evil: "Bless you"
[5] Dr Evil: 'But, before you kill me...know this...Austin...I am your father" Austin: "Really?" Dr Evil: "No...I can't back that up"
[6] one of the trailers starts off with the 'SW crawl'
[7] Dr. Evil's control room look just like a TIE fighters cockpit window.

Author! Author! (1982) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

America's Funniest Pets (1996) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!


American Werewolf in London, An (1981) - (well we do know that Star Wars alum Rick Baker, Frank Oz, Doug Beswick, Peter Diamond and Les Dilley were each involved in both (AWL and SW) films, but I'm totally missing the reference after several viewings)

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Ulysses Klaue (Serkis) loses his hand.  Hulbusker also loses an arm. Note: This is from Kevin Feige, "Okay, is Phase Two our Empire Strikes Back? Not really, but tonally things are a little different. Somebody gets their arm cut off in every Phase Two movie. Every single one.

Avengers, The (1998) -Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

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Baby Geniuses (1999) - A reference to Dr. Elena Kinder (Turner) as, 'Darth Vader in a skirt.'

Babylon Park: Frightspace (1999) - A character named Darth Koshi (Willerth)(with Star Wars alum Robin Atkin Downes)

Back to the Future (1985) -
[1] Marty (Fox) upon entering George's (Glover) bedroom, at night, through the window, as George is sleeping, places a pair of headphones on George's head and blasts Van Halen, George is holding his ears in pain. Marty who is dressed in a sort of Haz-Mat suit says, "Silence, Earthling. My name is Darth Vader, I am an Extra-Terrestrial from the planet Vulcan..." . The scene fades to the next day where George says that's something has happened, Marty asks what and George says, "Last night Darth Vader came down from the planet Vulcan and said that if I didn't ask Loraine to the dance that he'd melt my brain."
[2] (Also, this is somewhat unrelated but might be worth mentioning as an unusual Indy reference: D. Jones Manure is written on the truck that dumps 'nature's fertilizer' into Biffs car

Bad Business (1997) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Bal/Hé (HU 1999) - A visual reference. Spoofs Star Wars? Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

La Balance (1982) - There is a Star Wars poster in the police office.


Bang Boom Bang: Ein todsicheres Ding (1999) - the main character, Keek (Korittke), has a Han Solo in carbonite Cardboard stand-up in his home.


Barbarian Queen II: The Empress Strikes Back (1989) - Title (Thanks to John from Obroa-Skai! for finding this reference!)

Bar Girls (1994) - Towards the end of the film the bartender makes a passing reference to Yoda.

Basara (Anime 1992) - Episode 4: Trial in the Darkness Come on now. With Ageha and little Shinbashi, this must be shoujo. More Indiana Jones references? Those traps are pathetic! How could those wooden spikes miss her perfectly? (anonymous)

Batman Forever (1995) - A window exactly like the one used in The Empire Strikes Back (the one Luke is sucked out of)...it's in Bruce Wayne's office building.

Batman Returns (1992) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Battaglie negli spazi stellari (Battle of the Stars) (1977) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Battle Beyond the Stars (1980) - Roger Corman's own description, in How I Made a Hundred Movies in Hollywood and Didn't Lose a Dime, "A "Seven Samurai in Outer Space..." "...with a nod to my own Five Guns West and George Lucas's Star Wars..."

Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000 (2000) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Beast Within: The Making of Alien, The (2002) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Beauty and the Beast (1991) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Bedtime Stories (2008) - MICKEY (Brand): Skeeter? SKEETER (Sandler): Yo. MICKEY: We've got a little bit of a shaving situation in there. SKEETER: Oh, no, no, no. I took the razor blades out. Don't worry. Their father ain't around, I figured someone has to teach them to shave. BOBBI (Kesling): I'm Princess Leia!

Beer Money (2001) - Tim (Gosselaar) says, 'It looks like I got myself a Star Wars critter.'

Beethoven's 3rd (2000) - 
[1] Tommy thinks he's a Jedi.
[2]Bad Guy 1: What is it? Bad Guy 2: I hear voices of elves crying out, and then they were suddenly silenced.

Behind the Ears: The True Story of Roger Rabbit (2003) -
[1] In the Documentary: Jon Alexander from ILM notes that "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" had about 1004 effects shots. The only movie at the time with anywhere near that many was'(Return of the) Jedi' with around 300 effects shots.
[2] A shot of the optical printing lab shows an Italian Star Wars ("Guerre Stellari") ANH poster. (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for these references!)

Behind the Music That Sucks (2000?) - Behind the Music. It was on J-Lo and showing how she struggled to get to the top because of her big ass but there was a bit where she was auditioning for a role in a movie and she was saying Yoda's lines from TPM "our council will hold on one who is ready" I know that isn't the right quote but I can't remember it exactly. (Thanks to medleyoz!)

Benchwarmers, The (2006) - Mel (Lovitz) is a billionaire with a huge collection of Star Wars and other movie props (including the KITT Car from Knight Rider). In addition to the Fett, Solo in Carbonite, the Stormtrooper and severalblasters he's got a life sized Yoda, R2D2 and several Star Wars posters. (Thanks to Michelle for the alert)

Best Defense, The (1984) -
[1] While Lieutenant T.M. Landry (Murphy) is starting up the tank he says, "Are you guys ready to go to hyperspace?"
[2] While waiting in the car for her husband to come back, Laura Cooper, Wylie's wife (Capshaw), is humming the Indiana Jones theme. (Thanks to Sander for these references!)

Best Movie Ever Made, The (1994) - A spoof/parody in which a film is made(within the film) called, "Battle for the Planet Cheese" about Buck Fifty and Cornelius, the Monkey Boy as they travel
across the universe to save the Princess Bambi from the evil Antigons.

Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) - Axel (Murphy) to Billy (Reinhold) in the dump truck: "Are your eyes open or are you using the Force?"

Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) - George Lucas is in line for an amusement park ride as Axel (Murphy) tries to jump on the ride. (Thanks to Sander for the screenshot!)

Bible Man (1999) -A video series.
[1] Bibleman (Aames) fights the 'villains' with a 'lightsaber' type weapon.
[2] The Incredible Force of Joy (episode title) U.N.I.C.E (Universal Intelligence Computer Entity) is the R2D2-like sidekick ...and the word Force in the title just can't be overlooked ;)

Big Chill, The (1983) - Harold (Klein) is singing the Raiders theme with a tennis racquet chasing a
bat around the house. Note: Lawrence Kasdan (writer)was also the writer for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Big Money Hustlas (2000) - Dolemite (Moore) appears in a cameo ala Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) - Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves), both in suits of armor and carrying swords: Ted: 'I am Darth Ted' Bill: 'I'll never rule the universe with you"

Bionicle: The Legend Reborn (2009) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Black Hole, The (1979) - Star Wars was a major influence on this movie. There is so much that is Star Wars-like throughout the film.

Black Knight, The (2001) - Jamal Walker (Lawrence) is introduced to the royal court as, 'Sir Skywalker'

Blade Runner (1982) - A model of Han Solo's ship from the original Star Wars trilogy, the Millennium Falcon, was used as a futuristic building in several scenes throughout the film. Model Maker William George had been scratch-building the model in his spare time for his own amusement. During the filming of Blade Runner, the model making team was desperate to get more buildings into the L.A. cityscape. So they took George's five-foot-tall, wood and plastic model, decked it out with etched brass, tubing and fiber optics for illumination and placed into several scenes. The Falcon/building makes most of its appearances when Gaff and Deckard are flying in the police spinner to the police station. The Falcon is standing on it's tail end and has a large platform with towers and spires on the nose. So as you looking at the building from the side, you'll be seeing a top (or bottom) view of the ship. Also the cockpit has been removed from the side so it's harder to recognize.

Boogie Nights (1997) -
[1] When Eddie (Wahlberg) and Reed (Reilly) meet for the first time; Reed asks if Eddie has seen Star Wars:
EDDIE: Yes, 4 times. People say I look like Han Solo.
[2] Buck (Cheadle) sells stereo equipment, one of the receivers is a model 'TK421' and even mentions it's model number.

Bordello of Blood (1996) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Bounce (2000) - Abbey (Paltrow) and Buddy (Affleck) are on a plane with boys. One of the boys pulls out a hat and asks Buddy to pick out a piece of paper, the boys tell him to read what it says. He says, "Darth", "Darth", well, that's good because he IS black and he looks like Vader"

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

Brazil (1985) - The fight sequence between Sam (Price) and the robot strikes a similar chord for viewers of The Empire Strikes Back...Luke and Vader in the cave on Dagobah.

Bride and Prejudice (2004) - Deleted Scene in the Extras (DVD 2005). Will Darcy (Henderson) is answering a call on his cell phone while visiting a swanky Indian spa-resort that his family is considering buying. "I'm just doing a spot of yoga...(louder) YOGA...No, No, I'm not watching Star Wars! Y-O-G-A! Some Indian martial arts or something, I don't know..." (Thanks to Mouse for this reference!)

Bridget Jones Diary (2001) - At a pay telephone the number (partially obscured before the X) reads: ...X-1138 (Thanks to Sander for the screenshot!)

Brother Bear (2003) -
[1] Bonus Features DVD: Commentary by Rutt (Moranis) and Tuke (Thomas). The Inuit elder, Tanana (Copeland), is introduced coming over a small hill, she has the hood of her coat covering her face/head. Rutt asks, "Is that Yoda?"
[2]Kenai (Phoenix) and Koda (Suarez) are on a fallen tree over a deep ravine...Rutt comments that Kenai is, "...like some sort of Indiana Inuit"
[3]when Kenai and Koda meet up with the other bears Rutt says, "That big bear's on CNN!" (bear that's voiced by Michael Clark Duncan) Tuke says, "no, you're thinking of Darth Vader, he's the one that does CNN"

Buddy Joe Contre-Attaque (Buddy Joe Strikes Back) (1999) - Title

Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Movie, The (1979) - Has the Star Wars crawl, opening with, A long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long long time ago. In a universe far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far far away...Whew!




Bugs Life, A (1998) - The carnival scene, Flik (Foley) enters the carnival which has that "Cantina" quality to it. Coincidentally (or maybe not?) Flik is the name of the Luke Skywalker character in Trapalhões na Guerra Dos Planetas, Os (1978), which is quite an odd mirroring of A New Hope.

Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (2000) (V) - Mira and Buzz have a plan for Planet Z. "A small one man ship slipping through the defenses..." (via A New Hope)


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Cable Guy, The (1996 US) - Chip (Carrey) buys Steven (Broderick) a stereo system. Steven: What is this? Cable Guy: I took the liberty of updating your in-home entertainment system. I got you the big screen, plus THX quality sound that would make George Lucas cream in his pants.

Captain America: Civil War (2016 US) -
SPIDER-MAN (Holland): Hey guys, you ever see that really old movie, Empire Strikes Back?
WAR MACHINE (Cheadle): Jesus, Tony, how old is this guy?
IRON MAN (Downey, Jr.): I don't know, I didn't carbon date him. He's on the young side.

Captain America: Winter Soldier (2014 US) - Bucky (Stan) loses an arm. Note: This is from Kevin Feige, "Okay, is Phase Two our Empire Strikes Back? Not really, but tonally things are a little different. Somebody gets their arm cut off in every Phase Two movie. Every single one.

Captain Eo (1986 US) (short) - (these lines resemble those of Han Solo in the detention block on the Death Star)
CAPTAIN EO (Jackson): No, sir. Everything's under control, sir!
*Commander Bog looks around and sees the ship in disarray.*
COMMANDER BOG (Shawn): What's going on?
CAPTAIN EO: We're having a slight weapons malfunction, sir.
COMMANDER BOG: Captain EO, have you engaged in combat against orders?! *Hooter throws something at the screen and covers the Commander's eyes.*
COMMANDER BOG: 'I can't see!
CAPTAIN EO, what's going on?'

Captain Harlock (1978 JA) - Captain Harlock is modeled after Han Solo.

Cannibal! The Musical (AKA Alferd Packer: The Musical)(1996) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Can't Hardly Wait (1998 US) -
[1] A conversation about which geek gets to play Boba Fett/Tarkin. "OK, this is you Grand Moff Tarkin" " and You're Boba Fett" a bit of a fight to see who gets to be Boba Fett and the lead geek says that they'll have to be KISS members instead.
[2] Two characters re-enact the Cloud City duel, between Luke and Vader, with flashlights on the roof of a house where a party is taking place. The character playing 'Vader' starts to go for 'Luke's' hand, but 'Luke' pushes 'Vader', 'Vader' says, "Luke didn't push Darth Vader." 'Luke', "No, but he should've!"

Casper: The Spirited Beginning (1997 Video only) - Chris (Barett) tries to show Casper (J. Foley) how to use his 'powers'. Chris places a blanket over Casper's head. Casper says he can't see with the blanket over his head, Chris says, 'Use your instincts Spook Skywalker'

Cat City (1986) - The film (animation) opens with the Star Wars style scroll.


Cat in the Hat (2004) - When The Cat says he'd try to clean the kitchen, Sally grabs his bow-tie and says "You don't try. You do." (Yoda's "Do or do not, there is no try" translated into forward-English) (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Cat People (1986) - Two Cub/Boy Scouts are in the zoo gift shop, where Irena (Kinski) works, they are at the register ready to purchase something but the register is stuck. Alice (O'Toole) comes in and un-sticks the register. Alice picks up the item and says, "oh, watch you got there, Empire Strikes Back gum, mmm" then rings them up, "twenty five cents"

Cats and Dogs (2001) - The Ninja cats and Star Wars sounds!

Cecil B. DeMented (2000) -
[1] Star Wars is on the marquee of a theater
[2] Even though it was not intended as a compliment, Waters was delighted with the nickname. Apparently he was saving it in the back of his mind for the time when he would satirize everything the mainstream film industry stands for. That time has apparently come. As the opening credits roll for "Cecil B. DeMented," Waters shows the marquees of one humongous multiplex chain after another, all of which are showing a "Star Wars" or "Indiana Jones" sequel.

Centurians of Rome (1980) - About half way through the film the Star Wars' main theme starts to play.

Chapter Two (1979) - Schneider (Caan) reflects on his past dates, one of which would have been a character from Star Wars.

Chicken Run (2000) -
[1] Rocky (Gibson) says, 'Look at the SIZE of that thing!' upon seeing the pie machine.
[2] The scene in the pie machine where Rocky and Ginger have to avoid the pies is just like Indy avoiding the wrong stones in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
[3] Just as they are getting out of the oven, Rocky and Ginger slide out from under the door just in time and right before the door closes Ginger grabs her beret which is still on the inside of the closing door. (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
[4] also, as Rocky and Ginger are running to the end of the pie machine a series of gears cross their paths and then a group of gears rolls after them (boulder after Indy in Raiders of the Lost Ark)
[5] A deleted scene from the pie machine: Rocky comes face-to-face with a chicken skeleton inside the machine, like Indy comes face-to-face with Forrestal's skeleton in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
[6] In the making of Chicken Run (on the DVD special features) Nick Park (creator/animator) is describing the huge chicken machine as, "...the Death Star of chicken-dom"

Chasing Amy (1997) -
[1] Hooper (Ewell) says that Holden (Affleck) is, '...going to the darkside"
[2] After 'Chasing Amy' speech Silent Bob (Smith) says to Holden, "do, or do not. There is no try"
[3] HOLDEN (calling out) Bulls*t! Lando Calrissian was a black man, and he got to fly the Millennium Falcon! Hooper whips his head around, looking for the source of the comment HOOPER Who said that?!? HOLDEN (standing) I did! Lando Calrissian is a positive black role model in the realm of Science Fiction/Fantasy. HOOPER F**k Lando Calrissian! Uncle Tom n**ger! Always some white boy gotta invoke 'the holy trilogy!' Bust this - those movies are about how the white man keeps the brother man down - even in a galaxy far, far away. Check this s**t. You got cracker farm-boy Luke Skywalker, Nazi poster boy - blond hair, blue eyes. And then you've got Darth Vader: the blackest brother in the galaxy. Nubian God. BANKY (Lee) What's a Nubian? HOOPER Shut the f**k up! Now Vader, he's a spiritual brother, with the force and all that s**t. Then this cracker Skywalker gets his hands on a light- saber, and the boy decides he's gonna run the f**king universe - gets a whole Klan of whites together, and they're gonna bust up Vader's 'hood the Death Star. Now what the f**k do you call that! BANKY Intergalactic Civil War! HOOPER Gentrification. They're gonna drive our the black element, to make the galaxy quote, unquote 'safe' for white folks. HOLDEN But Vader turns, out to be Luke's father. And in Jedi, they become friends. HOOPER Don't make me bust a cap in your a*s, yo! Jedi's the most insulting installment, because Vader's beautiful, black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty white man! They're trying to tell us that deep inside, we all want to be white! (Thanks to Sander for #3!)

Cheap Kung Fu Theatre 2 (1998) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Cheerleader Ninjas (2002) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Chillicothe (1999) -
[1] Wade Hinkle (Edwards) tries to convince two of his friends, Shane (Cory Edwards) and Matt (Bedgood) that they need to come with him to a restaurant where their other friend Kevin (Knull) is, and has been, watching a waitress to give him moral support:
WADE: "Let me put it in your terms.....I'm his Chewbacca, ok...it would be like Han Solo in the cantina bar without Chewbacca"
MATT: "It's starting to sink in"
WADE: "...you see what I'm saying...he would look like a freak roaming the galaxy alone in his ship" SHANE: "The Millennium Falcon"
WADE: "Yeah, I know what it's called...so, right now I'm going to go down and be the Wookiee side-kick."
SHANE: Ok, now if you're Chewbacca then why does Matt have to go?"
SHANE: He's my Chewbacca"
MATT: "I don't have a Chewbacca..."
SHANE: OK, right...ok, Chewie...let's get in the damn ship and go!"
[2] Wade and Matt talk about how they're going to be the best guys when the next pretty girl comes by...but they blow it and the girls drive away. Matt says, like they've lost something great, "She had
Princess Leia hair..." Wade say, "I know"
[3] Return of the Jedi poster on the living room wall:
[4] on the commentary (DVD) The Chewbacca joke was based on some real life happenings says the director Todd Edwards, his brother, who plays Shane in the film, says, "I love that I get to be a part of the Star Wars reference in this film"

Christmas in South Park (2000 US) - References the Star Wars Holiday Special

Chubbchubbs! (2002 US) (short) -
[1] Darth Vader and Yoda arm wrestle
[2] Waitress has Leia buns
[3] and Jar Jar warns that the ChubbChubbs are coming.







Cinderella Story, A (2004 US) - The geek, Terr (Helberg) wears a t-shirt that says: "Darth Vader was framed!"

Cité des enfants perdus, La (1995 FR) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part 4 (1999 US) - Mop fight between Toxie and Noxie at climax of movie includes lightsaber sound effects, a double headed mop,and duel of the Fates-ish scoring. (Thanks to SnortPiggySnort for this reference!)

Clerks (1994 US) -
[1] script:
RANDAL (Anderson) 'there was something else going on in Jedi. I never noticed it until today.'
DANTE (O'Halloran): What's that?
RANDAL: All right, Vader's boss...
DANTE: The Emperor.
RANDAL: Right, the Emperor. Now the Emperor is kind of a spiritual figure, yes?
DANTE: How do you mean?
RANDAL: Well, he's like the pope for the dark side of the Force. He's a holy man; a shaman, kind of, albeit an evil one.
DANTE: I guess.
RANDAL: Now, he's in charge of the Empire. The Imperial government is under his control. And the entire galaxy is under Imperial rule.
DANTE: Yeah.
RANDAL: Then wouldn't that logically mean that it's a theocracy? If the head of the Empire is a priest of some sort, then it stands to reason that the government is therefore one based on religion.
DANTE: It would stand to reason, yes.
RANDAL: Hence, the Empire was a fascist theocracy, and the rebel forces were therefore battling religious persecution.
DANTE: More or less.
RANDAL: The only problem is that at no point in the series did I ever hear Leia or any of the rebels declare a particular religious belief.
DANTE: I think they were Catholics'
[2]
RANDAL: You know what I just watched?
DANTE: Me pulling a can off some moron's fist
RANDAL: Return of the Jedi.
DANTE: Didn't you hear me? Caitlin really is getting married.
RANDAL: Which did you like better: Jedi or The Empire Strikes Back.
DANTE: (exasperated) Empire.
RANDAL: Blasphemy.
DANTE Empire had the better ending: Luke gets his hand cut off, and finds out Vader's his father; Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. And that's life-a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets.
RANDAL: There was something else going on in Jedi. I never noticed it until today.
RANDAL: follows
DANTE: as he cleans up around the store.
DANTE: What's that? (then came reference #1 from the script, followed by):
RANDAL: You know what else I noticed in Jedi?
DANTE: There's more?
RANDAL: So they build another Death Star, right?
DANTE Yeah.
RANDAL: Now the first one they built was completed and fully operational before the Rebels destroyed it. DANTE: Luke blew it up. Give credit where it's due.
RANDAL: And the second one was still being built when they blew it up.
DANTE Compliments of Lando Calrissian.
RANDAL: Something just never sat right with me the second time they destroyed it. I could never put my finger on it-something just wasn't right.
DANTE: And you figured it out?
RANDAL: Well, the thing is, the first Death Star was manned by the Imperial army-storm troopers, dignitaries- the only people on board were Imperials.
DANTE: Basically.
RANDAL: So when they blew it up, no prob. Evil is punished.
DANTE: And the second time around...?
RANDAL: The second time around, it wasn't even finished yet. They were still under construction. DANTE: So?
RANDAL: A construction job of that magnitude would require a helluva lot more manpower than the Imperial army had to offer. I'll bet there were independent contractors working on that thing: plumbers, aluminum siders, roofers.
DANTE: Not just Imperials, is what you're getting at.
RANDAL: Exactly. In order to get it built quickly and quietly they'd hire anybody who could do the job. Do you think the average storm trooper knows how to install a toilet main? All they know is killing and white uniforms.
DANTE: All right, so even if independent contractors are working on the Death Star, why are you uneasy with its destruction?
RANDAL: All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed- casualties of a war they had nothing to do with. (notices Dante's confusion) All right, look-you're a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia-this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius.
RANDAL: (CONT'D) You didn't ask for that. You have no personal politics. You're just trying to scrape out a living.
The BLUE-COLLAR MAN joins them.
BLUE-COLLAR MAN Excuse me. I don't mean to interrupt, but what were you talking about?
RANDAL The ending of Return of the Jedi.
DANTE: My friend is trying to convince me that any contractors working on the uncompleted Death Star were innocent victims when the space station was destroyed by the rebels. (Thanks to Sander for reference #2!)

Clerks of Darkness (1999) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - As the Mothership is descending Jillian (Dillon) looks up at it, among the lights is a clear shot of an upside-down R2D2.

Closet Cases of the Nerd Kind (1980) -
[1] A Star Wars poster on the left side of the "CLOSET" door.
[2] The sound of R2D2 when the toy monkey falls off the child's dresser.
[3] Darth Vader on a motorcycle.
[4] A character (voice over) says, "I got a BAD feeling about this" Special notes: Star Wars voice actor Corey Burton is the Narrator and does all the voice characterizations. Watch the whole thing (2 parts): CCotNK Pt 1 CCotNK Pt 2

Cocoon (1985) - Bonner (Guttenberg) bestows a, 'May the Force be with you!' to the leaving aliens.

Cocktail (1988) - Doug (Brown) to Brian (Cruise), 'there are many ways to fool a customer, and I will teach you them all.' Brian, flipping a bottle and catching it like a lightsaber, says, 'Yes, Obi-Wan.'

Color of Money, The (1986) - Carmen (Mastrantonio) boasts of Vincent's (Cruise) skill at the video game STOCKER to 'Fast' Eddie (Newman). Vincent mentions that video games are the way of the future (eye hand coordination) for fighter jets and, '...Star Wars, you know that movie'

Coming to America (1988) - The King Jaffe Joffer, of Zamunda, (Jones) is asked a question, by his servant, Semmi (Hall), concerning the fate of the King's son, Prince Akheem (Murphy)...what a suitable punishment for the Prince would be:
KING JOFFER *smiles*: Leave him to me, I will deal with him myself! (a nod to Star Wars - Murphy is obviously a fan...nearly every movie he's in has a reference)

Comunidad, La (2000) -
[1] One of the main characters, Charlie (Antuña) is always dressed like Vader.
[2] His room is full of Star Wars gadgets. (Thanks to Giuseppe of GuerreStellari.it for this reference!) [3] Charlie gives instructions to Julia (Maura) before trying to escape through the roof (paraphrasing):
CHARLIE: My plan: You hold up while I create a diversion. Like on the Death Star.
JULIA: The what star?
CHARLIE: Han Solo distracted the guards while the princess and Luke fled. How could you forget that?
JULIA: That's not reality, it's not Star Wars!
CHARLIE (kissing Julia): The Force is with me!

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Cop Land (1997) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Core, The (2003) - From the Special Features section on the DVD, Deleted or Extended scenes: A scene in The Virgil (the ship) where Beck (Swank) and Josh (Eckhart) are trying to fix the monitors. Josh is laying down into some electrical, he works on it, then asks, "how 'bout now?" Beck says "no" Then he fiddles a bit more and asks again, again she says no, it's clear she's tired of the monitors not working. It's at this point where she leans over and gives the console housing the monitors a firm hit with her fist. Beck says says, "working!". Josh gets up, "hey, did you learn that at astronaut school?" Beck, "Worked on the Millennium Falcon".

Corpse Bride, The (2005) -
[1] The maggot that lives in the Bride's head is trying to convince the Bride to forget Victor and says, "This is the voice of your conscience. Listen to what I have to say. I have a bad feeling about that boy. You know he is no.."
[2] Victor's butler is named Mayhew, a possible reference to Peter 'Chewbacca' Mayhew. (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)

Courting Courtney (1997) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Creature (1985) - The sound used for the ships doors opening and closing is that of a Star Wars blaster rifle.

Crossworlds (1996) - A.T. (Hauer) tries to convince Joe Talbot (Charles) to come with him and help to save the world. Joe's reply, 'Hey! No way! Your Jedi mind tricks aren't going to work on me!'

Cure, The (1995) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Cut (1999) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is! Other film related material:A new anti-movie piracy commercial featured clips from dozens of popular movies to show the love and care that goes into film production included a shot of the Death Star trench battle from ANH. (Thanks to isbagent1 for this information!)

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