Papillon (1973) Poster



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Remade as 

Papillon (2017)
This is a remake.


Referenced in 

Hollywood on Trial (1976)
Presented as part of Dalton Trumbo's resume.
The 52nd Annual Academy Awards (1980) (TV Special)
Mesrine (1984)
The A-Team: The Bend in the River: Part 2 (1984) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Hannibal
ALF: Pennsylvania 6-5000 (1986) (TV Episode)
Willie: "I saw 'Midnight Express', do you remember? They made him eat bugs." Kate: "That was 'Papillon'."
ALF: Try to Remember: Part 2 (1987) (TV Episode)
Willie: "I saw 'Midnight Express', do you remember? They made him eat bugs." Kate: "That was 'Papillon'."
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Against the Norm (1991) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Dr. Pankow in his home economics lesson
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
"Papillon. I need some money."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Barugon (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Did you see the movie 'Papillon'?"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Daddy-O (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Return to Papillon"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Teenage Caveman (1991) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Swim, Papillon! Swim!"
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: This is the female Papillon. Servo: Papillette.
No Escape (1994)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Girls Town (1994) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Papillon!"
A Close Shave (1995) (Short)
"Papillon" written on table in Gromit's prison cell
Rederiet: Ett nytt Freja (1997) (TV Episode)
Micki says he loves Steve McQueen and asks Anna if she's seen Bullitt or Papillon
Die Harald Schmidt Show: Show #892 - Humphrey Bogarts Filme & Der große Türklinkentest (2001) (TV Episode)
Movie still with Steve McQueen is shown.
Fanalysis (2002) (Short)
Bruce Campbell mentions it.
The Sweet Life (2003)
Van Helsing (2004)
At the end, the Frankenstein Monster escapes on a small raft, as did Papillon
Six: The Mark Unleashed (2004)
Mentioned in dialogue as a "banned DVD."
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
The title is visible on a magazine cover.
The Last Shot (2004)
Steven makes the metaphor "Papillon has jumped from the cliff and he's swimming to the shore."
The White House Tour: Executive Producer's View - Perry Wolff (2004) (Video)
Mentioned in relation to director Franklin J. Schaffner who directed A Tour of the White House (1962) (TV).
Tian bian yi duo yun (2005)
Huge poster of the film in the living room
Getting Into the Action (2006) (Video)
The writers are compared to the prisoners in this film
Samantha Who?: Help! (2008) (TV Episode)
Samantha: "I'll starve in prison! I saw this movie once where Steve McQueen actually had to eat a spider!"
Hollywood Mouth (2008)
Poster of the movie is shown.
Ideal: The Chance (2009) (TV Episode)
Brian calls Moz "Papillon" as he expects him to go to prison.
Casino Jack (2010)
The film's title is written on Jack's blackboard when he is seen teaching a screenwriting class in prison.
The Next Three Days (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Show Jana Krause: Episode dated 9 March 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jakub Kohák talks about it.
Justified: Measures (2012) (TV Episode)
"butterfly prison island movie" mentioned
Escape Plan (2013)
Hobbes collects butterflies and Breslin is an allegory for Papillon, with Rottmayer an allegory for Dega and the prison an allegory for Devil's Island.
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014)
Captain floating in the water on his back saying "You didn't win, I'm still here"as did the main character in Papillon.
Shameless: Strangers on a Train (2014) (TV Episode)
Seen on DVD
Hardcore Henry (2015)
Poster is shown on the wall of a flat.
The Chase Australia: Episode #2.61 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Andrew O'Keefe as the correct answer to a question about the 1973 prison film that stars Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman asked during Alana's Cash Builder round.
Sekasin: Hattumies, ketjusilmukka ja levottomat jalat (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall.
Travelers: Aleksander (2016) (TV Episode)
David says, "You escaped the hospital like you were Papillon."
Happy Burnout (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue by Fussel.

Featured in 

Steve McQueen: The King of Cool (1998) (TV Movie)
Scenes are shown.
Hollywood Remembers Dustin Hoffman (2000) (TV Movie)
trailer clip shown
Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (2005) (TV Movie)
excerpt shown
I Love the '70s: Volume 2: 1973 (2006) (TV Episode)
shown while talking about Steve McQueen
Trumbo (2007)
clips from it are seen
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Zombieland/A Serious Man/Whip It (2009) (TV Episode)
How to Escape Prison segment
Masa (2009) (Short)
I Am Steve McQueen (2014)
film clips

Spoofed in 

Farfallon (1974)
Huo shao dao (1990)
Spoofs the infamous Solitary confinement scene.
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
The poison dart chase ("Three darts is too much!") spoofs the poison dart chase in Papillon, right down to the slow-motion arm-flailing shots of Jim Carrey/Steve McQueen.

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