Kiss Me Deadly (1955) Poster


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Edited into 

American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Referenced in 

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
The final scene at the beach was filmed in Malibu, California at the same spot where director Robert Aldrich filmed the final scene of Kiss Me Deadly. When Blanche confesses the truth to "Baby Jane", you can see in the background that same house that was "blown up" by a mysterious box containing radioactive material in the earlier film.
The Night of the Hunted (1980)
Opening sequence is obviously inspired by Kiss Me Deadly
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
When Gabrielle opens up the "great whatsit" and gets burned up, it's just like when Belloq opens up the Ark.
Heavy Metal (1981)
Basket Case (1982)
The box and its deadly content.
Repo Man (1984)
The nuclear apocalypse device in the trunk of the car is inspired by the similar device from the box in the locker from 'Kiss Me Deadly'
Half Moon Street (1986)
mentioned by Lauren
The Freshman (1990)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
The mysterious suitcase's glowing properties are inspired by this film.
One Hundred and One Nights (1995)
cited under its French name Un femme vitesse
The Usual Suspects (1995)
Sequence of meeting and assembling the various team members inspired by investigation scenes here
Lost Highway (1997)
Noir themes, titles over shot of highway at night.
Dead or Alive (1999)
Scream 3 (2000)
Coven (2000) (Short)
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (2002) (Video Game)
Equilibrium (2002)
Cheerleader Massacre (2003) (Video)
Destroyed house scene is referenced.
Exhumed (2003) (Video)
similar plot macguffin of glowing box
Broken Flowers (2005)
Don mentions Mike Hammer.
Southland Tales (2006)
One character echoes Christina's plea to "remember my name."
Beneath (2007)
The end credits paid homage to the intro to the film.
In the Picture (2012) (Short)
Title mentioned as having been shot at LA's Angel's Flight
Lou Lap (2015)
DVD seen
Under a Shroud of Smoke: A Detective Adam Sera Tale (2016) (Short)
The macguffin is a radioactive box, the Detective Adam Sera even describes as "the Great Whatsit from Kiss Me Deadly?"
Feud: More, or Less (2017) (TV Episode)
Bob mentions the movie by name.

Featured in 

American Cinema: Film Noir (1995) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
The Fifties (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
The Fifties: The Fear & the Dream (1997) (TV Episode)
clip featured
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Clips shown.
Pulp Cinema (2001) (Video)
Clips shown.
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
Notre musique (2004)
a clip from the film is used during the opening "Hell" montage
Bullets Over Hollywood (2005) (TV Movie)
Southland Tales (2006)
The opening scene of the film and the climactic scene are each seen on televisions.
The Rules of Film Noir (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips shown and discussed
Maltin on Movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Movie reviewed in this episode.
The Many Faces of Mike Hammer: A Personal Recollection by Larry Cohen (2013) (Video)
Film and character of Mike Hammer discussed, clips of the film shown

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: Peter's Daughter (2007) (TV Episode)
The multiple explosions of the house are like in the film Kiss Me Deadly but the scene goes so far as to show different angles of the same explosion 35 times in a row, lasting about 20 seconds

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