The Dam Busters (1955) Poster


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Edited into 

Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)
The clips of the diversionary air raid were taken from the film "The Dam Busters".

Referenced in 

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
According to director George Lucas, the shots during the attack on the Death Star where the Rebel ships fly down the trench to attack the exhaust port are his homage to The Dam Busters, and contain a number of references to it. The formations of three ships mirror the scenes in The Dam Busters where Guy Gibson and Mickey Martin escort the other aircraft as they attack the Mohne Dam. Also, the two gun turrets defending the exhaust port mirror the two towers on the Mohne Dam where German flak guns were placed to defend the dam. Another reference is the sight used by the Rebel ships, which features two circles that come together as they approach the target - This is a reference to the use by 617 Squadron of two converging spotlights to maintain the low altitude needed to release the bombs.
Sykes: Television Film (1978) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hattie.
Super Gran: Supergran and the Birthday Dambuster (1987) (TV Episode)
Title and music reference
East Is East (1999)
The Office: Judgement (2001) (TV Episode)
David mentions talks about this movie to cheer up Gareth, after he starts crying
24 Hour Party People (2002)
reference to bouncing bombs
Midsomer Murders: Birds of Prey (2003) (TV Episode)
Richard Todd, playing inventor Edmonton, has models of WWII Bomber aircraft hanging in his room. He played Wing Cmdr Guy Gibson as a bomber pilot.
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
The Thick of It: Episode #1.1 (2005) (TV Episode)
Hugh refers to ABFE as "Scam Busters".
Three Men in a Boat: Three Men in a Boat: Part 2 (2006) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name
The Return of 'Allo 'Allo! (2007) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Charles Catchpole
Hitler: The Comedy Years (2007) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Movie (2007) (TV Movie)
The Dambusters march plays when Yugi throws a dagger at the glowing red eye on the tomb wall
BBC Proms: Prom 2: Music from Great British Films (2007) (TV Episode)
Playing Theme & showing clips
QI: History (2011) (TV Episode)
A picture is shown of Richard Todd appearing in this film.
Waterscope '43 '22 '15 (2012) (Short)
dialog quoted
Waterscope Transitions (2012) (Short)
dialog quoted

Featured in 

Pink Floyd: The Wall (1982)
Seen in movie.
Perpetual Motion: The Avro Shackleton (1992) (TV Episode)
excerpt shown
The Ultimate Film (2004) (TV Movie)
number 86
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
War Stories (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Homage or Stealing" segment
Into the Wind (2011)
Fifties British War Films: Days of Glory (2013) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
The Greatest Ever War Films (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 5 in the Countdown
Al Murray's Great British War Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Chicken Run (2000)

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