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Jango Fettish

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Star Wars references in other movies?
« on: June 1, 2003, 12:20 PM »
I thought this may be a fun little thread where most everyone can participate.

Star Wars references, both visual and verbal, can be found in a lot of movies and music, and if you know of one, share ONE and keep the string going!

i.e. There is a ESB Darth Vader carrying case in "Poltergeist" in front of Robbie's bed, on a shelf.

Any others? Hint: There is another Star Wars element in this exact same scene.  ;)
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #1 on: June 1, 2003, 12:37 PM »
I think there's a Stormtrooper in there, also.
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #2 on: June 1, 2003, 12:43 PM »
Now are we talking about visual references, verbal references, or both?  This will be a fun thread for sure.
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #3 on: June 1, 2003, 02:23 PM »
A Darth Vader figure came to life in the movie "The Indian in the Cupboard." :)

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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #4 on: June 1, 2003, 02:48 PM »
I'll take the easy road and start with Kevin Smith movies:

Clerks:  The Death Star Conversation as well as "Chewbacca" song by supernova.

Mallrats: Silent Bob trying to use the force constantly.

Chasing Amy: The Star Wars racism speech.

Dogma:  The Muse came up with the idea for Star Wars, as well as Jay's reference to the diner being like the Cantina.

Jay and Silent Bob Strikes back: This movie is chock so full of Star Wars references (including the title) it's self explanitory.


Next:

 UHF: Stanley Spudowski's mop is a lightsaber.

Can't Hardly Wait:  Two dorks playing Luke and Vader on the roof.

Swingers:  Explaining how to use that "Jedi Mind ****" on women.

Free Enterprise: It's basically a geek movie, so they have a TON of references in this one. My favorite being the scene where they go toy shopping, and some kid tells them how to say "Xixor".



I think that's enough for a first contribution.   :)
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #5 on: June 1, 2003, 03:43 PM »
How about Spaceballs?

-- Dark Helmet
-- lightsaber rings
-- Joan River C-3P0 look-alike
-- John Candy as a dog (similar to Chewie)
-- everyone else   :P
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #6 on: June 1, 2003, 05:05 PM »
Hmmmm...that's a parody of Star Wars though, so I don't know if it counts. If it does, then all the Fan Films should count too.  :)

However, that did remind me of another one.

DUDE where's my car. There's the guy who only talks like Yoda.   :)
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #7 on: June 1, 2003, 09:34 PM »
I'll take the easy road and start with Kevin Smith movies:

Clerks:  The Death Star Conversation as well as "Chewbacca" song by supernova.

Mallrats: Silent Bob trying to use the force constantly.

Chasing Amy: The Star Wars racism speech.

Dogma:  The Muse came up with the idea for Star Wars, as well as Jay's reference to the diner being like the Cantina.

Jay and Silent Bob Strikes back: This movie is chock so full of Star Wars references (including the title) it's self explanitory.


Next:

 UHF: Stanley Spudowski's mop is a lightsaber.

Can't Hardly Wait:  Two dorks playing Luke and Vader on the roof.

Swingers:  Explaining how to use that "Jedi Mind ****" on women.

Free Enterprise: It's basically a geek movie, so they have a TON of references in this one. My favorite being the scene where they go toy shopping, and some kid tells them how to say "Xixor".



I think that's enough for a first contribution.   :)


Don't forget "Clerks" The Animated Series.  Jay says he's going to slice open Silent Bob Jedi style, to stay warm while they are trapped in the freezer.  (ala ESB Tauntaun)

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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #8 on: June 3, 2003, 11:31 AM »
Oceans 11 (newer movie version)...

Matt Damon is about to go into the elevator near the end of the movie, and he has to enter in a passcode to gain access into that elevator.  The entry code was 1138.

I didn't really notice this in the movie itself, but I watched the DVD commentary done by Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Andy Garcia (which was a riot to listen BTW) and Matt mentioned it was a tribute to the famous THX-1138.  I thought that was very cool.
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #9 on: June 3, 2003, 03:33 PM »
Just movies or does TV count? If so, then the Simpsons has a ton of SW references in it.

On to movies:

-Armageddon: where Luke Wilson and BenLo debate who's Chewie and who's Han
-ET has tons: Walrusman, Greedo, Hammerhead and Boba Fett action figures and Yoda during the Halloween scene
-Close Encounters of the Third Kind: R2 is seen on the alien mothership
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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #10 on: June 3, 2003, 05:50 PM »
Indiana Jones, Club Obi-Wan!

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Re: Star Wars references in other movies?
« Reply #11 on: June 3, 2003, 08:04 PM »
Raiders:  Jock's Plane is "OB-CPO", the Artoo and Threepio hieroglyphics on a wall in the Well of Souls

Se7en:  "Just because a guy has a library card, doesn't make him Yoda."

Just a few for now, will post more later.