Le Samouraï (1967)
Contemporary poster for the film visible in Métro station during Jef's pursuit.
Character "Bruno" (Ulli Lommel) is inspired by the Alain Delon character
jef castello's habits to set his hat is referenced in the first minutes.
"Jef Costello" , the name of a character from that movie is written on a wall in this one
jean paul belmondo kills himself in the way of jef castello
cited as an example of a thriller
A still is shown in the "New on Video" bumper. Two thumbs up.
In the same manner that Ghost Dog has an electronic "key" to break into luxury cars, Costello has a huge ring of keys that enable him to steal any Citroën DS.
Movie poster of Le Samouraï is seen outside a movie theater.
Lead character washes his hands with gloves on
J. M. saw this film with the French hitman driving a Goddess
One of the male leads who is a hitman imitates Alain Delon in "Le Samouraï".
Part of poster collage on wall inside Jeff's flat.
The character of Javier Bardem is inspired by Jeff Castello.
Milos bird is called Melville. Melville is the director of the movie "Le Samouraï" (1967) staring Alain Delon as a Contract Killer, whos only company/friend is a little bird.
Poster in Bennie's room
Alain Delon as César talks about himself and quotes this title.
Movie title and poster visible.
Reference the film in the final part
Both assassins lead lonely and highly regulated lives.
Francis Costello was modelled after Alain Delon's character, and wears similar clothing
The gangsters talk about the movie.
Poster can be seen in Oliver's room
"Le samourai was a huge influence on the script of Drive." the writer Hossein Amini says.
Referenced as example of French gangster film
Movie listed on Ebert's website.
title is referenced.
The opening shot is an homage to the opening shot in Le Samourai.
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
clips are shown.
Footage is shown during "Cause It's French."