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Saturday, June 30, 2001


Film References A-C
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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Galaxies Are Colliding (1992) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

Galaxina (1980) - The Cantina (similar to ANH's cantina)

Galaxy Express 999 (1979) -
[1] The real identity of Tetsuro's father is Faust, who looks very similar to Darth Vader.
[2] They visit a variety of planets, Star Wars style.

Galaxy Far, Far Away, A (2000) - interviews across the country finding why many people are attracted to the Star Wars saga.

Galaxy Quest (1999) - Mathazar (Colantoni) to Jason/Taggart (Allen) at his home asking for his help, 'Please Commander, you are our last hope.'

Galaxy's End: Revenge of the Myth (2006) - Docu about Star Wars fans.

Gamers, The: Dorkness Rising (2008) - Brother Silence "tries" the Jedi Mind Trick on the innkeeper.

Garden State (2004) - In the Making of: BRAFF: I don't know if you get to do much of that in the "Star Wars" stuff, just dance really silly PORTMAN: Just wait for Episode III

Gei wo yi zhi mao (TW Drop Me a Cat) (2003) - The male lead (Takeda) dresses like Darth Vader.

Genghis Blues (1999) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

Gentleman's Game, A (2002) - Re golf lessons: Foster Pearse (Sinise)says: I'm not Yoda.

George Lucas: Heroes, Myths and Magic (1993) - Obviously!

George Lucas in Love (1999) - Shows Lucas in college and how he might have been inspired to write Star Wars

Get Crazy (1983) - A logo similar to that of Star Wars and an opening scene with a Star Destroyer-type vehicle/spaceship.

Ghostbusters (1984) - The reference isn't in the movie but is mentioned in the 1999 release of the DVD. Star Wars Created a special effects Phil Tippett worked on Ghostbusters and mentions Star Wars influence on the special effects

Giger's Alien (1979) - H.R. Giger mentions Star Wars.

G.I Joe: The Movie (1987) - Serpentor's air chariot used the TIE fighter sound, even has Darth Vader breathing.

Gladiator (2000) - ANH, TESB and ROTJ references. Watch the movie and tell us what the references are!

Go (1999)

[1] Line, 'You're some kind of Obi-Wan Kenobi Motherf'er.' 
[2] Princess Leah Lucky Buttons plays "Alley Cat"

Godzilla (1998) - Obscure. Godzilla has arrived in NY. The Mayor is making a speech...a cab driver is getting out of his cab...from an overhead shot you can see the cab's number: SW20. It was 1997 when filming and that was the year of Star Wars 20th Anniversary. Either it was a great a forgettable movie or purely a forgettable movie ;)...hmmm.

Gojira: Fainaru Uôzu (Godzilla: The Final Wars) (2004) - M-Facility Soldier Katsunori Kazama (Kosugi) flies a fighter through the Xilian mothership and hitting the main reactor a la Return of the Jedi to bring down the shields.

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

Goofy Movie, A (1995) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Goomer (1999) - 

[1] Starts with a SW crawl and there is a 
[2] TIE fighter at some point in the beginning of the film (I've only seen the trailer so I didn't get a screengrab of the TIE)

Goonies (1985) -
[1] On the deck of the model pirate ship (not the life-sized ship), Inferno, a small version of R2D2 can be seen. (Starlog July 1985) (this Goonies entry was referenced on's "5 recurring movie extras you won't believe you never noticed." )
[2] Jake Fratelli (Davi) is wearing the fedora that Harrison Ford wore while playing Indiana Jones in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. Spielberg brought it onto the set of Goonies while he was overseeing and filming with Richard Donner.  
[3] On the DVD commentary Chewbacca is mentioned.

G.O.R.A (2004) - A Princess, an evil general, an android...Star Wars parodies (as well as Matrix, Chan films, Fifth Element, etc.)

Grandview, U.S.A. (1984) -
[1] In the opening scene Tim's (Howell) younger sister Susan (Domke) sports a pink Luke Skywalker (SW: ANH) T-shirt
[2] Tim, after sinking his father's Caddy into mud/stream, has to find a tow truck. He happens upon a Derby (figuring this would be the best and closest place to find a tow) One of the cars is black and painted on the sides of the car....Darth Vader. '...and here comes Darth Vader!' the next time we see the 'Darth Vader' someone in a Darth Vader costume is riding on top of the car. The car gets slammed by 'Slam' (Swayze) and is out of the race, the announcer, '...The Force isn't with HIM this evening'

Grass (1999) - Paraphernalia segment. A device shaped like a Star Wars blaster.

Great American Chase, The (The Bugs Bunny Road Runner Movie) (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!

Great Outdoors (1988) - Roman (Aykroyd) and Chet (Candy) sit on the front porch they are drinking from Return of the Jedi and Empire Strikes Back glasses from Burger King.  Jabba the Hutt (RotJ) and Luke Skywalker (ESB), respectively.

Gremlins (1984) -
[1] Steven Spielberg (Raiders of the Lost Ark), zooms by on a cart at the convention
[2] The mutant Gremlins are seen playing the Star Wars arcade game and the trench sequence is shown.

Greetings (2007) - Ken (Colley - The only actor to play an Imperial officer in two Star Wars films) wrote & directed this film. Does it have any Star Wars references? Let us know!

Gremlins 2 (1990) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Grinch, The (2000) - The Grinch prepares for a Christmas assault on Whoville. During a montage training sequence, the Grinch wields a lightsaber against a floating ball (remote) that zips around him. He swings with the lightsaber and misses as the ball fires a laser shot, striking him in the 'derriere'.

Gross Encounters of the Nerd Kind (on Harware Wars video) (1977) - There is a scene with a 'Vader'

Gu (1981) - This billboard:
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Groot loses two arms. Nebula (Gillan) cuts off her hand to escape Gamora (Saldana) 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.

Gumby (1995) - Gumby (Farrington) goes into a book named Battle of the Nebulae where he fights a bad guy with 'lightsaber' type weapons:

Guru, The (2002) - Gupta (Mistry) walks into a room where his roommates are watching porn: "What are you watching?"
Vijay (Marwa): *sings* "Muh-muh-muh-muh...MY Sharonna. MMm MMm MMM.."
Gupta: "You BASTARDS! Turn it OFF!!"
Sanjay (Naidu): "You've never seen Good Will Hunting?"
Vijay: "We also have Star Wars, Episode 69"

Hackers (1995) -
[1]One of the hackers (Mason?) comes to his door with a hooded cloak (ala Jedi Knight).
[2] Fellow hacker, Cereal Killer (Lillard) says, 'May the Force be with you, man' while Kate (Jolie) and ZeroCool (Miller?) are leaving the subway train to find 'help'.

Hairshirt (Too Smooth) (1998) - An exchange between a producer and the main character. Danny (Paras) and his roommate Tim (Brogren) were to write a script treatment together, but Tim said he would do all the writing, they had a month. After the month Tim gave Danny one sheet of paper with barely two paragraphs. So, with no script treatment...90 minutes before a meeting with the producer, Danny gets to the meeting and makes it all up on the fly:
Danny: "Imagine...a younger farmer in the middle of  could be Leonardo di Caprio, well what he doesn't know is...not until the farm burns down one day, killing his aunt and uncle, is that he has a special magical power, like a witch, a good witch."
Gaby - producer (James): "How does he realize he's a witch?"
Danny: "An old guy tells him..."
Lipton (Danny's friend - who got him the meeting - and Gaby's assistant) attempts to wrap the meeting up, embarrassed.
Gaby: "LIPTON!...Continue, sir."
Danny: "Well this old guy is kind of this werido everyone knows, not that he's bad, he's just...mystical...and, uh, he teaches Leo about this power he has and how to control it...and they call it...the...Power."
Gaby: "What the hell does this have to do with Rosemary's Baby?"
Danny: "Nothing, but there's this whole god vs. evil thing happening in the end..."
Gaby: (unimpressed and irritated) "...he discobvers that his father is the evil lord that he has to face?"
Danny: *nods...smiles*
Gaby: "'s...Star Wars...on Earth?"
Danny: "...with witches."
Gaby: "'re FIRED."

Hamlet 2 (2008) - The play put on by Dana (Coogan) involves a lightsaber duel.

Hand (1998) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

Happy Gilmore (1996) - The last scene shows Happy (Sandler) seeing the ghosts of Carl Weathers, the Alligator, and Abraham Lincoln (ROTJ - spirits of Anakin, Obi-Wan and Yoda)

Harald (1997 GER) - ANH reference. Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Hardcore (1979) - Van Dorn (Scott), in a search for his daughter walks into a club. There are two 'nude' dancers on a stage, they are fighting to 'futuristic, disco-type' music, with lightsabers.

Hardware Wars (1977) - The truest spoof and the first one!
Small sample, Steamtrooper:

Hardware Wars Special Edition (1997) - More with CGI!

Hard Way, The (1991) - Line: 'You're the best. You are the Yoda among the cops. You know, the one with the large green ears from Star Wars.'

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) -
[1] Use of the Wilhelm Scream
[2] When Hagrid is explaining the story of Voldemort to Harry he mentions "voldemort started to gather some followers, brought them over to the dark side" (Thanks to Sander for reference #2)

Harte Jungs (2000 GER) - ROTJ reference. Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Hawk the Slayer (1980) - Helmeted, black-clad bad guy, Voltan (Palance), a young hero (costumed an awful lot like Han Solo) and a powerful sword...not to mention the captured princess and the odd grouping of companions.

Heartbreakers (2001) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

Heart of an Empire (2007) - Docu about Star Wars costuming.

Heavy Metal 2000 (2000) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

He Died With a Falafel in His Hand (2001 AU) - There is a character named Jabber the Hut (Daniels) who controls and worships the TV set.

H-E- Double Hockey Sticks (1999) - Miss B, (Perlman) watching a hockey game, "May the Fork be with you"

Hellboy (2004) -
[1] Use of the Wilhelm Scream
[2] Also the following similarities: Kroenen (Beran) uses his swords to deflect bullets back at the guards in the museum; Kroenen is first seen wearing a mask that features mainly the eyes and mouth grill and is later discovered to be more machine than man; The scene with Abe Sapien (Jones) recovering has him suspended in a vertical tank, like the Bacta tank on Hoth. (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai for this reference!)

Hell Comes to Frogtown (1987) - When they (film's characters) enter Frogtown, the first place they head to is a bar, which reminds one of the cantina scene in ANH. Later they encounter the leader who seems to be a cross between a Tusken Raider and Darth Vader. At another point, in a very relaxed state, Spangle (Bergman) states: "I'm Spangle...from Med Tech. I'm here to rescue you."

Hempire Strikes Back, The (2008) - 

Hercules (1997) -
[1] Animation. Hercules (Donovan) is looking for Philoctetes (De Vito) he comes across as a 'goat-man' (who is Philoctetes). It seems like this is a nod to Luke looking for Yoda on Dagobah.
[2] Use of the Wilhelm Scream

Here Come The Tigers (1978) - 

Her Knight (2003) - Inspired by the duel in ANH...Vader and Obi-Wan Kenobi

Heroes and Villains (2006) - Lightsaber fight and costumes worn! (SWAD actor Dean Mitchell is in this film he plays "Gavin/Dr. Evil")


Herr Lehmann (2003) - Theme from Star Wars used.

He's Just Not That Into You (2009) - Jedi Mind Trick mentioned.

History of the World: Part I (1981) - The end credits have the coming attractions of History of the World: Part II which features a mini Star Wars parody called Jews in Space this "trailer" uses the TIE fighter sound for one of the spaceships and the gun turrets/sounds from the Death Star turrets

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) - The knife that toasts bread when you slice it is a miniature lightsaber, complete with motion noise. (Thanks to John at Obroa-Skai!)

Hjælp, jeg er en fisk (2000) - One of the characters says, 'The Force is with us'

Holiday, The (2006) - Miles (Black) plays the Star Wars main theme on the piano.

Hollywood Shuffle (1987) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Hollow Reed (1996) - As Oliver (Bould) hides from his tormentor, he sends his Star Wars toys (armed with mirrors) into the hallway to spy on his mother and her boyfriend.

Hoodwinked! (2005) - Granny appears to Red (a la Obi-Wan's spirit) and tells Red to "use the Hood!"

Horrorvision (2001) - There's a scene where the characters talk about fortune cookie phrases and lines from Star Wars.

Hot Fuzz: The Fuzzball Rally (2007) - Star Wars is mentioned.

Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993) - Us president Benson (Bridges) and Saddam Hussein (Haleva) use lightsabers. Saddam says, 'I was waiting for you Obi-War. The circle is now complete, Mr. President. Now I am the master' President Benson, 'Only a master of evil, Saddam'

House (1986) -Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

House Arrest (1998?) - Obi-Wan Kenobi is mentioned.

How Art Made the World (2005) - "Once Upon A Time" And stories that inspire us. (SW clips DS explosion and Luke/Leia swing) 00:48 The story of Gilgamesh exploited the universal human desire for a hero. (Luke Tatooine) Most great stories have a hero, the Star Wars trilogy. Luke Skywalker in the first part. 08:30 Finally directors could unlock the full potential of moving picture. They'd found a way to move an audience so much that they felt they'd been transported to another world. (SW clips) 56:00

How to be a Player (1997) - Line: 'Man, he's like a pimp-daddy Yoda.'

How to Deal (2003) - Within the context if the film, the male lead opposite Mandy Moore tries to use a Jedi mind trick on Moore's character, to get her to go out on a date with him ... telling her "that is how it is done in Star Wars". Also, once the audience sees a montage of the characters dating, we see they are coming out of an all night Star Wars marathon at their local theater. Pretty interesting to see yet another SW reference out there in cinema. (thanks to Plo_by_Plo for this reference!)

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008) - Sidney (Pegg) calls Clayton (Bridges)Lord Vader and para-quotes Star Wars, "If you strike me down I will become more powerful than you could ever imagine!"

How to Stand In Line For Star Wars (2005) - Documents some people's experiences standing in line for Star Wars films.

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

Human Condition, The (1999) - Strawberry Man possesses Jedi powers.

Humanoid, The (1979) - Below are the comparisons: (see Gonz's great site on The Humanoid HERE)

Human Traffic (1999) - This film was released in Britain.
[1] The character 'Moff' (Dyer) is a Star Wars freak (wears a Star Wars t-shirt)
[2]There is an R2D2 stand-up and a life sized Yoda in his room among other things. Quotes include [3] 'We spend nine hours a day, five days a week having to act like C-3PO'
[4] in referring to Yoda wanting to explore innerspace and the Emperor wanting to control outer space as, '...being the fundamental difference between the good and the bad sides of the Force.'
[5] two characters talking about Star Wars say that one could hide a bong in R2D2's lightsaber socket and that Han Solo was really a cannabis smuggler.

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

Hyper Space (1989) - A quote from the composer of the score of this film (Don Davis - who scored The Matrix) : I also scored a film called Hyper Space, which I got through some friends of mine I knew from the film department at UCLA; we scored that with a 52-piece orchestra. It (the film) was kind of a Star Wars and War of the Worlds knock off.

I Am David (2003) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

I Heart Huckabees (2004) - Vauban (Huppert) seems to seduce (literally) Albert (Schwartzman) to the darkside of the two theories. Tommy (Whalberg) is explaining Vauban's theory to Albert he tells alber to feel, "La Force!" Albert replies, "The Force?" Tommy says it again in French to differentiate.

Il mondo di Yor (1983) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

In America (2002) - A child is dressed as Darth Vader.

In Bruges (2008) - Ray (Farrell) refers to the actor who played r2-D2 (Kenny Baker)

Incredibles, The (2004) -
[1] Dash's scene on the island among the trees and greenery is very reminiscent to that of the bike chase on the forest moon of Endor in Return of the Jedi
[2] The killer droid is named Omnidroid 9000 (from Star Wars Galaxies - "The term OMNIDROID used by permission of Lucasfilm Ltd" is in the end credits)
[3] When Omnidroid first rolls after Mr. Incredible it's a little like the huge stone boulder rolling after Indy in Raiders of the Lost Ark.
[4] When Syndrome is flipping through news channels to get the latest, the first channel he hits is News Channel 3 and the next...11, a scene later and the channel is 8. 1138.
[5] As ElastiGirl/Helen Parr (Hunter) is flying the jet to Syndrome's island, and he sends missiles to bring it down, she frantically relays a plea for them to stop. Her call sign is "India Golf Niner Niner" (IG-99) which is very close to IG-88. (Thanks to General Tarrful!) *Note: I read somewhere that IG99 is in reference to Brad Bird's Iron Giant which was released in 1999....IG99.

Independence Day (1996) -
[1] the top of the satellite shown in the opening scenes looks like the Death Star.
[2] When the TV stations are trying to find a signal the interference sounds like Darth Vader's breathing.
[3] the US/Alien jet fight through the Grand Canyon is very similar to that of the trench of the Death Star scene.
[4] As the President (Pullman) and Dr. Okun (Spiner) come through the door (Area 51) leading to where the alien craft is being held/observed, you can see the writing on either side of the doorway (a large entrance), "R" and "2" , the "R" to the left and the "2" to the right (R2 D2)
[5] When the alien craft is released from the platform in Area 51, it hovers. The last shot shows what appears to be a likeness of Darth Vader, at least the top half of him.
[6] Inner alien mother ship looks exactly like the second Death Star's main reactor.

Indiana Jed (1992) (V) -
[1] A mountain is used in the center of the opening title: Indiana Jed (like in the IJ series)
[2] Mention of "the idol"
[3] a very Raiders of the Lost Ark-like theme is used. 

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) -
[1] Lucas is an extra
[2] the club where Indy (Ford), Lao Che (Chiao), Willie (Capshaw) have their 'discussion' about Nurhachi and the diamond, is called 'Club Obi-Wan'
[3] Use of the Wilhelm Scream 
[4] If you listen to the Lao Che Air Freight failing engines you will find that it is the very same sound as the Millennium Falcon's failing engines in A New Hope.


Indiana Jones and the Kindom of the Crystal Skull (2008) - INDY: I got a BAD feeling about this.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) -
[1] R2D2 and C3PO make another 'appearance', this time on a wall in the sacred 'cave' where the Holy Grail is held.
[2] I'm told that there are two instances where you can hear the Imperial March music playing...once in Donovan's office/den and another on the Zeppelin. Anyone who has the newest releases let me know.
[3] Use of the Wilhelm Scream 
[4] Carbonite (that which Han Solo was encased) from the Empire Strikes Back is referenced on the Portuguese cargo ship Coronado:

Indian in the Cupboard, The (1995) - Omri (Scardino) opens his cupboard, all his toys come to life. One of the toys is Darth Vader (voiced by Tom Bewley)

Inside Out (2005) - Obert's mom calls him "Obi-Wan"

Insomnia (2002) - there is a scene where some cops are using walkie-talkies. One cops call sign is Obi-1 and the second cops call sign is Obi-2.

Inspecteur la bravure (1980) - A French comedy in which Coluche (Clement) begins a pursuit with his van. You can see through the driver's side window, there is a banner for The Empire Strikes Back displayed at the theater.

In The Shadow of Hollywood (2000) - Watch this movie and tell us what the reference is!

I Ought to be in Pictures (1982) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Iron Warrior (1987)
[1] A gold cube is taken from a pedestal (Raiders of the Lost Ark), 
[2] a suspension bridge over a chasm...that falls with the woman (and a child?) still attached (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom), 
[3] a huge rolling boulder inside a cave with steep and narrow walls. (Raiders of the Lost Ark)

Jagged Edge, The (1985) - A Return of the Jedi poster on Teddy Barnes' (Close) daughter Jenny's (Hatter) bedroom wall. (Note: director of ROTJ, Richard Marquand, also directed this movie)

Jane Austen Book Club, The (2007) -
[1] Grigg (Dancy) has an R2-D2 ringtone.
[2] Star Wars and Princess Leia are also mentioned

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) -
[1] Chaka (Rock), "Lucas gonna sue somebody!"
[2] C**k Knocker (Hamill) and Bluntman/Bob (Smith) fighting with weapons ever similar to lightsabers.
[3] Carrie Fisher cameo,
[4] A 'One-Wampa' who makes a post on the website 'The Poopshoot'
[5] The Security guard at Miramax 'Gordon' (Bader) get in touch with 'Echo Base' on his walkie-talkie.
[6] Bluntman (Smith) uses the Force to get a 'bongsaber' to come to him
[7] Bluntman's saber is just like Darth Mauls...a double
[8] The title is that of TESB
[9] Comic book on shelf in comic store is Star Wars: Search For Aurra Sing. (Thanks to Sander for the comic reference and for all the screen shots)
[10] "Jay said you guys had a Star Wars themed wedding and that you tied the knot as Stormtroopers" [11] Jay & Silent Bob to Holden, "I don't think I am alone in the world but I imagine this flick may be the worst idea after Greedo shooting first" (Thanks to Sander for the screengrabs!)

Jarhead (2005) - A soldier is wearing a gas mask, and in a raspy voice, says, "Come over to the dark side, Luke". (Thanks to Dark_Load for this reference!)

Jersey Girl (2004) - Ollie Trinke (Affleck) is picking up his daughter, Gertie (Castro), from school. After she buckles up Trinke asks, "Ready?" and Gertie says, "Punch it, Chewie!" (Scene clip)

Jet Benny Show, The (1986) - A Star Wars/Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers/Jack Benny show spoof.  The unauthorized poster:

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

Jiao tou fa wei (The Master Strikes Back)(1985) - Title

Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius (2001) -
[1] At the very beginning of the theatrical trailer, you can hear Darth Vader breathing...then, "We've got ourselves a bogey." (Jimmy Neutron trailer 
[2] Goobot's world is very similar to Coruscant.

Joey (aka Making Contact) (1985) -
[1] In the German cut, Emmerich fills Joey's world with a nearly endless supply of Star Wars toys - many of which come to supernatural life and fly around the house - and Darth Vader himself even appears to threaten one of the bullies. In the American cut, these scenes are drastically cut, and the kid's declaration that he saw "Doff Wader" is replaced with the words "My Hero."
[2] Joey's father (who's dead) calls him on his toy phone. Joey's (Morrell) toys come alive...he opens his bedroom door and Millennium Falcon and two TIE fighters fly out of the room.

Judge Dredd (1995) - Watch the movie and tell us what the reference is!

Jumping (1984 JA short) - C3PO and R2D2 are seen in one of the windows in a skyscraper.

Just Married (2003)
-The bride, Sarah (Brittany), is crying because her childhood fantasy of getting married was over and she then asks her husband, Tom (Kutcher), if as a little boy he ever fantasized about getting married? He answer's yes and the Star Wars theme starts to play and he flashes back to when he was little fighting with lightsabers at the playground.

Just Visiting (2001) - Use of the Wilhelm Scream

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