The CD contains clips from various adaptations of the album including the movie.
guy looks like Frankenstein and has stiff movements, bolts in neck, etc.
a statue of Marilyn Monroe depicts her with her dress billowing up like in the film
Many shots directly reference Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange, in particular the shot in which the Doctor (Nicholson) has strapped Tommy to a chair and put a very similar apparatus on his face and eyes.
Referenced during Pong skit
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Siskel and Ebert discuss the recently Oscar-nominated movies, including this one.
Mentioned in One Flew Over The Hornet's Nest
Poster displayed in shop window
The Brady Kids sing "Pinball Wizard"
The pinball machine that Jimmy (Phil Daniels) plays is Buckaroo manufactured by Gottlieb 1965. This is the same machine played by Elton John in Tommy (1975).
A poster is visible in Ziggy's room.
The movie poster is hanging on the wall in the cinema.
The character of "Captain Walker", the absent father-figure/savior/pilot, is clearly a reference to "Captain Walker" from the film Tommy. Also, the presence of Tina Turner (who protrayed the "Acid Queen" in "Tommy") strengthens the connections between the two movies.
Rosenboom mentions Tommy the Rock Musical
Film used as source material.
Molly: Tommy, can you hear me? Joel: Can you feel me near you?
A VHS of this film is on a shelf in the video store.
Joel: "Tommy, I can hear you. I can feel you near me."
Servo: So, any of you sure play a mean pinball?
"Tommy!" Tom: "Can you hear me? Can you feel me near you?"
Jesse mentions Tommy playing pinball
Bob sings an a cappella version of the rock opera.
Fran mentions the title character by name.
Crow starts singing "Pinball Wizard" as the girl walks off in thick high heeled sandals. Referring to Elton John's shoes in the Pinball Wizard scene.
Mentioned by narrator.
Mentioned by Steve Davis.
Miranda mentions the film and an event from it.
Christian talks about Ann-Margret in The Who's Tommy
during Lane's band auditions, Lorelai mentions "deaf, dumb and blind" guitar players
In one scene, Joel wears a "Tommy" T-shirt.
Video case is shown in a video store.
Ken Russell mentions "that happened in 'Tommy'."
The film is discussed
serial killer named for the title character; the Who's album mentioned
Referenced by name
Gails refers to Erica as a Pinball Wizard.
Mentioned as the movie that redefined pinballs for a generation.
The man that percy talks to in the Lotus Casino that is from 1971 is wearing a T-Shirt of the band The Who. The man is also playing pinball. This is a reference to one of the band's albums "Tommy". The album is a "rock-opera" whose main character, Tommy, is amazing at pinball, hence the man wearing the Who T-Shirt playing pinball.
Tarin refers to CTU as "deaf, dumb, and blind"
When Night Hawk mentions Tommy, Iron Man thinks he might mean the Rock Opera.
Slick asks Abby "Can you see me? Can you hear me? Can you feel me?" mimicking Tommy's "See me, feel me, touch me, heal me."
also directed by Ken Russell
The Apple is described as Menaham Golan's Tommy.
Todd compares his rock opera to the film.
Title is referenced by Greg, when he says that her wedding dress is 'as blue as Roger Daltrey's eyes in "Tommy"'.
Lynda is asked a question about which Tina played The Acid Queen in the film during her Cash Builder round.
Nomination for best actress
A clip is featured.
Clips are shown
clips shown and dicussed
Clips seen and discussed
The musical sequence at the end parodies the movie 'Tommy'.
Pre-titles sequence with Meatloaf pastiches sequences from The Who's 'Tommy'