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Rebel Without a Cause (1955) Poster

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Edited into 

Heavy Petting (1989)
The Meadow (2008) (Short)
Sal (2011)
Film is mentioned in relation to Sal Mineo/Clips shown at end of the movie

References 

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Buzz shouts "Hey, Stella!" when he and the gang first drive up
Shane (1953)
East of Eden (1955)

Referenced in 

The Doctor of Stalingrad (1958)
movie program is displayed on the hotel counter when the doctor checks in at the Hotel Adler
The Blob (1958)
Death Valley Days: A General Without Cause (1961) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Donna Reed Show: Rebel with a Cause (1962) (TV Episode)
Title reference
One Pair of Eyes: Reyner Banham Loves Los Angeles (1972) (TV Episode)
The title is mentioned.
Happy Days: You Go to My Head (1974) (TV Episode)
Richie, Ralph and Potsie see it
Cannonball! (1976)
Take Off (1978)
"Rebel without a cause" mentioned
Grease (1978)
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
Still photo of Jim and Plato in transitional montage
Permanent Vacation (1980)
The moment where Jim Stark puts his cigarette in his mouth the wrong way and Judy fixes it for him is mirrored.
Un pasota con corbata (1982)
A poster of this film can be seen
The Junkman (1982)
Poster seen.
Experience Preferred... But Not Essential (1982)
The poster on Mavis' wall.
Rock & Rule (1983)
Omar riffs James Dean's dialogue.
Suffer, Little Children (1983)
Poster seen on the wall of the children's home.
Footloose (1984)
Tractor chicken game--Ren tries to jump out but his foot is caught, just like Buzz
Happy Days: The Spirit Is Willing (1984) (TV Episode)
Fonzie said, that in 1955 James Dean did "Rebel without a cause"
Saturday Supercade: Episode #2.11 (1984) (TV Episode)
Title is a reference (segment "Rebel without a Q-ause")
Charade (1984) (Short)
Vradya epitheorisis: Episode #1.5 (1984) (TV Episode)
Referenced once
Mischief (1985)
Gene has already seen the film twice. Bunny laments the early death of its star James Dean.
Silver Bullet (1985)
After Jane discovers Reverend Lowe has a bandage over his eye after Marty says he shot the werewolf in the eye with a bottle rocket...She then runs home to tell Marty. And as soon as it cuts scenes and she's in Marty's room. Right behind her on the wall is a James Dean poster from Rebel Without a Cause (1955).
Witchboard (1986)
When Zarabeth is running from Malfaitor, you can see a picture / poster of James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause (1955) on her bathroom door.
ALF: It Isn't Easy... Bein' Green (1987) (TV Episode)
Lynn has a poster of the film in her bedroom.
The Lost Boys (1987)
Sam has a poster of Rob Lowe in his closet, just as Plato has a poster of Alan Ladd in his school locker
Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)
Poster in theater
Akira (1988)
Inspiration.
Red Dwarf: Kryten (1988) (TV Episode)
One of the films Lister gets Kryten to watch.
Freddy's Nightmares: Rebel Without a Car (1988) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Relentless (1989)
Poster seen in Todd Arthur's apartment.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Crawling Hand (1989) (TV Episode)
"Rebal Without a Hand"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Untamed Youth (1990) (TV Episode)
"Rebel without a Sausage"
Flashback (1990)
Cadillac Man (1990)
"I've got the bullets!"
Death in Hollywood (1990) (Video)
focus of part of part of film
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Joel: (the name Sal Mungo appears in the credits) Sal Mungo, rebel without a gauze.
Quantum Leap: Rebel Without a Clue - September 1, 1958 (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Popcorn (1991)
A photograph of James Dean is shown on a movie collage in a theater.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Randall Without a Cause (1991) (TV Episode)
Title reference; Parker and Mikey also discuss James Dean's untimely death.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: A Walk on the Dark Side (1991) (TV Episode)
Parker refers to Shelly as "a rebel without a chance."
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991)
There's a post for Rebel Without a Cause in the bar
True Confections (1991) (TV Movie)
House Party 2 (1991)
"Rebel Without a Cause" mentioned in song lyrics
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Caveman Without a Cause"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: War of the Colossal Beast (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom and Crow mention it during the scenes in Griffith Park
Paula Abdul: Rush Rush (1991) (Video)
Pays homage to the film.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Glory Daze (1992) (TV Episode)
In the cold opening, Ms. Musso presents Mikey with the "Best Rebel with or without a Cause Award."
School Ties (1992)
The Ben Stiller Show: With Colin Quinn (1992) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Colin Quinn
Beverly Hills, 90210: Rebel with a Cause (1992) (TV Episode)
title reference
Quantum Leap: Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960 (1993) (TV Episode)
Sam and Marilyn Monroe take a walk near the Griffith Observatory, commenting on the fact that the film's climax was shot there. Marilyn refers to James Dean's early death.
My Favorite Season (1993)
A poster of James Dean as Jim Stark can be seen in Lucien's room
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teen-Age Strangler (1993) (TV Episode)
"Conformist without a cause"
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: You've Got to Be a Football Hero (1993) (TV Episode)
A character, looking like James Dean, is called a 'rebel without a clue'.
Prime Suspect 3 (1993) (TV Mini-Series)
Poster seen on wall of apartment
California Dreams: Rebel Without a Clue (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
character name Buzz Gunderson
My Girl 2 (1994)
Referenced by Daryl Tanaka.
Weird Science: She's Alive (1994) (TV Episode)
Gary and Wyatt are bullied for standing on the school insignia, as is the case with Jim Stark in the film.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
One of the waiters in Jack Rabbit Slim's is an impersonator of James Dean, dressed in his outfit from this film.
Roadracers (1994) (TV Movie)
Motorcycle Gang (1994) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Leann in the motel
Picket Fences: Rebels with Causes (1994) (TV Episode)
title reference
California Dreams: Rebel Without a Nerve (1994) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
A Touch of Frost: No Refuge (1995) (TV Episode)
Poster of James Dean in the role is on the salon wall.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Angels Revenge (1995) (TV Episode)
Mike: (as Jim Backus) Jimbo! I'll be a man for you Jimbo.
Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman: Lucky Leon (1995) (TV Episode)
Lois: Clark Kent, the "rebel without a flaw".
Rederiet: Fly för livet (1996) (TV Episode)
Swedish movie poster visible in Micki's cabin (seen in several episodes)
The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper: Rebel Without a Date/Don't Bank on It (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference in "Rebel Without a Date."
The Incredible Hulk: The Return of the Beast: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Bruce refers to Rick as a "rebel without a cause".
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: A Halloween Story (1996) (TV Episode)
Harvey dresses as James Dean's character from the film. Secondly, when Sabrina is given the chance to meet a deceased personality and wants to meet James Dean, her aunt Hilda says she'd better specify that it's "the actor from 'Rebel Without a Cause' just to be sure."
The Simpsons: Lisa's Date with Density (1996) (TV Episode)
scenes at the observatory
Scream (1996)
James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young (1997)
Behind-the-camera filming scene
Tic Tac (1997)
Van-pires: Rebel Without a Car (1997) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Fifties (1997) (TV Mini-Series)
Caroline in the City: Caroline and the Councilman (1997) (TV Episode)
Richard calls Caroline a "Rebel Without a Clue".
Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore (1998)
Dave mentions having seen the film
Behind the Planet of the Apes (1998) (TV Movie)
Sliders: Net Worth (1999) (TV Episode)
Rick refers to himself as "a rebel without a clue."
Drive Me Crazy (1999)
Dulci says to Chase "Don't get all James Dean on me" because of his sensitive but rebel nature.
Ett litet rött paket: Drömmen om Elin (1999) (TV Episode)
Movie poster visible
Spin City: Rebel Without a Chair (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Love Means Having to Say You're Sorry (1999) (TV Episode)
After Dreama's spell on Harvey goes awry, Sabrina says she has turned him into a "rebel without a clue".
Excel Saga: Butt Out, Youth! (1999) (TV Episode)
The hairdos of the characters, and Excel mentions that she looks like to be in this movie
Angel: Are You Now or Have You Ever Been (2000) (TV Episode)
Several references to this film, including Angel's red jacket outfit, a leading lady named Judy, and the conversation between Angel and Judy about the "End of the World" show outside the planetarium.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Family problems, end of the world, escapism, social outcast.
The Tribe: Episode #3.25 (2001) (TV Episode)
May describes herself as a "rebel with a cause".
Rescued from the Closet (2001) (Video)
James Dean (2001) (TV Movie)
mentioned in dialogue
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
The Art of Action: Martial Arts in Motion Picture (2002) (TV Movie)
Narration: comparison with Dubei dao (1967)
Reno: Rebel Without a Pause (2002)
title reference
Monarch of the Glen: Episode #4.3 (2002) (TV Episode)
Irene compares Golly's banter with the youth to the movie.
Evil (2003)
Erik and Pierre talk about their favourite scene from this movie
The Room (2003)
"You're tearing me apart!".
The Dreamers (2003)
Matthew dresses like Jim (in a red jacket, a white T-shirt, and blue jeans) during the Louvre sequence
Smallville: Relic (2003) (TV Episode)
Louise refers to the film and its stars James Dean and Natalie Wood.
Noam Chomsky: Rebel Without a Pause (2003)
title reference
Return to 'Giant' (2003) (Video)
mentionned once
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
Mentioned in a magazine article.
Video Hits: Paula Abdul (2005) (Video)
the video "Rush Rush" copies scenes and dialogue from the film
Faster Pussycat Fuck! Fuck! (2005) (Video)
rebel is called James Dean
Tweek City (2005)
mentioned in dialogue
Elvis (2005) (TV Series)
Elvis mentions that he has seen "Rebel without a Cause" seven times.
Destroy All Humans! (2005) (Video Game)
One character mentions this movie when comparing Marlon Brando to Montgomery Clift.
Trust the Man (2005)
"the rebel without a cause"
Stubbs the Zombie in 'Rebel Without a Pulse' (2005) (Video Game)
title reference
Charmed: The Lost Picture Show (2005) (TV Episode)
J.D. says he was in the middle of watching this film at a drive-in when he was abducted in 1955.
Cheap (2005)
Poster seen in Jack's home.
The DiCaprio Code (2006) (Short)
James Dean is dressed in the red jacket from this movie
Stick It (2006)
First Snow (2006)
Guy Pearce's character is purposefully named Jimmy Starks, after the James Dean character in "Rebel," Jim Stark.
Zoom (2006)
Jack mentions Dylan's "James Dean angst" when he acts rebellious
Brando (2007) (TV Movie)
Brando screen test
Neal Cassady (2007)
Scene where Neal Cassady watches Rebel Without A Cause on big screen.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: A Thousand Days on Earth (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Nora O'Toole
The Other End of the Line (2008)
cutout of James Dean from the film in a store
Indiana Jones 4: Pre-production (2008) (Video)
Mentioned by LaBeouf.
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Movie poster shown.
Extreme Movie (2008)
mentioned in dialogue
At the Movies: Summer Special 2008/09 (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned when David Stratton compares Revolutionary Road, a movie set in 1955, to American movies made in the 1950's and set in the suburbs.
The Reinactors (2008)
James Dean impersonator wears iconic Dean costume from movie
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Jim Stark's car is shown.
In Plain Sight: Rubble with a Cause (2009) (TV Episode)
title reference
Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Dialogue quoted by Kylie: "You say one thing, she says another, and everything switches back again!"
Nowhere Boy (2009)
In both films the protagonist feels like he doesn't fit in anywhere and rebels against authority.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.56 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Film School"
The Violent Kind (2010)
Mentioned in dialogue
Scrubs: Our Dear Leaders (2010) (TV Episode)
"Rebel Without a Co-pay"
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.116 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 photo clue in the category "Behind the Scenes"
New Terminal Hotel (2010)
Mentioned in dialogue
Cemetery Junction (2010)
Mentioned by Sgt. Davies in dialogue with Bruce.
Golden Earrings (2010)
Mentioned in dialog
Drift (2010) (Short)
Dialogue references the film.
The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXI (2010) (TV Episode)
When his father arrives for dinner at the Simpson home, Edmund screams, "You're tearing me apart!"
Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody (2011) (Video)
referenced by a subtitle card, and a scene that is set on the set in the movie is showed
Rizzoli & Isles: Rebel Without a Pause (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Inbetweeners Movie (2011)
"rebel with a cause" mentioned in song lyrics
Chillerama (2011)
"You're tearing me apart!"
Breaking Bad: Problem Dog (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Pan Am: One Coin in a Fountain (2011) (TV Episode)
Ted says that a drag race is "like Rebel Without a Cause"
Hot in Cleveland: Happy Fat (2011) (TV Episode)
Joy refers to Roy as Elka's "Rebel without a Prostate".
Rebel (2011) (Short)
Inspiration for this short film
Jessie: Star Wars (2012) (TV Episode)
Jordan does his own imitation of James Dean's famous meltdown scene
Joshua Tree, 1951: A Portrait of James Dean (2012)
Mentioned that James Dean made three unforgettable films/he is seen in the red jacket
House at the End of the Street (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
In the Picture (2012) (Short)
Title mentioned while at Griffith Observatory while pictures are taken with James Dean bust
Pretty Little Liars: This Is a Dark Ride (2012) (TV Episode)
Jason dresses as James Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause".
Tales from the Warner Bros. Lot (2013)
film poster and stills shown, film canister seen at film archive
The Dirties (2013)
DVD is shown in Matt's room.
Birdemic 2: The Resurrection (2013)
Mentioned in dialogue.
La última película (2013)
Scenes are homage
Teenage Fairytale Dropouts: Rebel Without a Lederhosen (2013) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a play of the film's title.
Pawn Stars: Rock Bottom (2014) (TV Episode)
A male customer who wants to sell a set of Drive-In Speakers at Gold and Silver Pawn Shop mentions this movie by name
Come Dine with Me Canada: Vicky Celestini: Block 14 (2014) (TV Episode)
Tricia uses the phrase, "rebel without a clue".
Need for Speed (2014)
Game of chicken, Pete wears James Dean haircut.
Chicago P.D.: At Least It's Justice (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Supernatural: Meta Fiction (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Awkward.: Sophomore Sluts (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Futility (2014)
Jim Stark dress & dialogue homage
BoJack Horseman: The Telescope (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
Griffith Observatory location is shown.
Stars of the Silver Screen: Natalie Wood (2014) (TV Episode)
The film is discussed.
Life (2015)
Jimmy tries to get the lead role, Natalie Wood and Nicholas Ray are seen talking about it in the beginning of the movie.
The Simpsons: Barthood (2015) (TV Episode)
Nelson is dressed like Jim Stark.
Room Full of Spoons (2016)
Title is referenced
K.C. Undercover: Do You Want to Know a Secret (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
K.C. Undercover: Rebel with a Cuz (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Lukas aan Zee (2016) (Short)
The character of Jimmy quotes James Dean's character from this movie.
Saturday Night Live: Julia Louis-Dreyfus/Nick Jonas (2016) (TV Episode)
Still picture part of the Cinema Classics backdrop.
Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017)
Milk bottle scene is referred to in quiz.

Featured in 

ABC Late Night: James Dean Remembered (1974) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
James Dean Remembered (1974) (TV Special)
Clips are shown.
Shadows and Light (1980) (Video)
Clips shown in opening montage and visuals during first song
Mischief (1985)
Jonathan, Gene, Marilyn and Bunny watch the film at the drive-in.
At the Movies: Better Off Dead/The Journey of Natty Gann/Commando (1985) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the segment on James Dean.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Growing Pains: Who's Zoomin' Who? (1987) (TV Episode)
Carol and Jeff go to see this film and it is shown on screen.
Earth Girls Are Easy (1988)
Seen on TV, and Wiploc repeats its most famous line.
Forever James Dean (1988)
film clips
Heavy Petting (1989)
Book of Love (1990)
Siskel & Ebert: Tom Cruise: The Star Next Door (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown of movies, including this one, that feature stars that Gene Siskel compares to Tom Cruise.
The Wonder Years: Full Moon Rising (1991) (TV Episode)
Features a sequence of car racing
Wild Palms (1993) (TV Mini-Series)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
brief clip in end credits
Homeward Bound (1994) (TV Movie)
Rediscovering a Rebel (1996) (TV Short)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #59 on the list.
Hamlet (2000)
The 100 Greatest Films (2001) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
American Masters: James Dean: Sense Memories (2005) (TV Episode)
numerous scenes
American Masters: No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) (TV Episode)
Featured in documentary
Getaway: Episode #14.34 (2005) (TV Episode)
A story remembering James Dean 50 years after his death includes some clips from this movie.
The O.C.: The Disconnect (2005) (TV Episode)
Movie playing on TV when Marissa is at Johnny's house.
Edge of Outside (2006)
excerpt
Getaway: Golden Getaway: Getaway Goes to the Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a story on James Dean's home town, Fairmount, Indiana.
The Brothers Warner (2007)
clips are shown
Indie Sex: Teens (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
48 Hours: The Last Take (2008) (TV Episode)
Clip shown when Sal Mineo mentioned
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on James Dean.
American Grindhouse (2010)
Footage of this movie is shown.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Sex & Melodrama (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
De wereld draait door: Episode #7.66 (2011) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring the race between Jim and Buzz is shown.
Count It Down: Coolest Movie Characters (2013) (TV Movie)
Jim Stark is #13.
Hollywood et les hommes (2013)
Clips featured
Stars of the Silver Screen: Natalie Wood (2014) (TV Episode)
Footage shown.
Tab Hunter Confidential (2015)
Clips shown
History Repeats Itself: Class of 1984 (2015) (Video)
Discussed

Spoofed in 

The Rebel Without Claws (1961) (Short)
Sir Norbert Smith, a Life (1989) (TV Movie)
Bébé's Kids (1992)
Sisters: The Whole Truth (1993) (TV Episode)
Bolt challenges Mitch to a drag race. Teddy accompanies Bolt in the hopes of putting an end to this rivalry. In an instance Teddy imagines they are in the movie Rebel Without a Cause, with Bolt as Jim, Teddy as Judy and Mitch as Buzz, recreating the famous 'chicken' scene.
The Critic: Dukerella (1995) (TV Episode)
Jay shows a clip from the remake "Rebel Without a Cosby"
3rd Rock from the Sun: Father Knows Dick (1996) (TV Episode)
Dick keeps changing his mind about whether Harry should leave or not until Harry screams "You're tearing me apart!", spoofing the famous scene at the beginning of Rebel Without a Cause.
Rebel Without a Condom (1997) (Video)
porn parody
The Simpsons: Take My Wife, Sleaze (1999) (TV Episode)
The film Homer watches is a spoof of Rebel Without a Cause, with a main character who resembles James Dean and is called "Jimmy".
The Sopranos: Big Girls Don't Cry (2000) (TV Episode)
Chris reenacts scenes from the movie in his screenwriting class
The 72nd Annual Academy Awards (2000) (TV Special)
Billy Crystal's Opening Skit
SpongeBob SquarePants: PreHibernation Week/Life of Crime (2001) (TV Episode)
Towards the end of "Pre-Hibernation Week", SpongeBob says that he can't take the games: "They're tearing me apart!"
Extreme Championship Wrestling: The Best of Cactus Jack (2001) (Video)
Mikey Whipwreck wears a "Rubble Without a Cause" T-shirt
The O.C.: The Model Home (2003) (TV Episode)
The Scene where Ryan, Marissa and Seth are in the empty pool
Seed of Chucky (2004)
Glen yells "You're tearing me apart!" at his fighting parents
The DiCaprio Code (2006) (Short)
"You're tearing me apart!" (literally)
Unstable Fables: 3 Pigs & a Baby (2008)
Lucky (as a rebelious teenager) wears a red coat and acts like James Dean's character, including his famous "You're tearing me apart" speech.
Elvis XXX: A Porn Parody (2011) (Video)
The dialogs of "James Dean" and "Natalie Wood", the scene and the costums are a spoof to the kissing scene and the "They tearing me apart" scene in "Rebel without a cause".

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