The Big Heat (1953)
the house band at The Retreat plays "Put the Blame on Mame" after Bannion has his first run-in with Vince Stone
The limping woman who gives information to Anna Karina references the limping woman who gives information to Glenn Ford
Apollina Corleone's death as a result of a car bomb meant for Michael is a reference to Katie Bannion's death in the film. In what may or may not be a coincidence, Katie Bannion was played by Marlon Brando's sister Jocelyn Brando.
Scenes are shown from The Big Heat (1953)
Bears a slightly similar inciding incident. One of the films director Mark Goldblatt had in mind as an inspiring reference.
A VHS of this film is on a shelf in the video store.
The scene where Hubert straps his pistol weirdly to his crotch is a reference to the poster of this movie (per admission of the director).
One of the 50 gold film reels you can find.
Poster in Lester's office
A clip from the film is shown.
The movie that Forrester is watching when Jamal first enters the apartment.
trailer clip shown
At the drive-in
Clips shown and discussed
Mike watches this movie on TV
Several clips are shown on television.
Opening sequence used in discussion of film noir