Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
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.
Opening sequence is obviously inspired by Kiss Me Deadly
When Gabrielle opens up the "great whatsit" and gets burned up, it's just like when Belloq opens up the Ark.
The box and its deadly content.
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'
mentioned by Lauren
The mysterious suitcase's glowing properties are inspired by this film.
cited under its French name Un femme vitesse
Sequence of meeting and assembling the various team members inspired by investigation scenes here
Noir themes, titles over shot of highway at night.
Destroyed house scene is referenced.
similar plot macguffin of glowing box
Don mentions Mike Hammer.
One character echoes Christina's plea to "remember my name."
Title mentioned as having been shot at LA's Angel's Flight
Poster & stills.
The macguffin is a radioactive box, the Detective Adam Sera even describes as "the Great Whatsit from Kiss Me Deadly?"
footage appears throughout
a clip from the film is used during the opening "Hell" montage
The opening scene of the film and the climactic scene are each seen on televisions.
Clips shown and discussed
Movie reviewed in this 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