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The Deer Hunter (1978) Poster

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Edited into 

Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (2012)
scenes are taken from this film

References 

The Conversation (1974)
John Cazale is playing a character named Stan again.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Bill Murray's Celebrity Corner Oscars predictions
Saturday Night Live: Martin Sheen/David Bowie (1979) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Bill Murray on Weekend Update
Sneak Previews: Best Films of the '70s (1979) (TV Episode)
A still is shown. The movie makes Roger Ebert's list of the best movies of the 1970s.
Rapture (1979)
A cinema can be seen in the street announcing several movies (including this one)
Il lupo e l'agnello (1980)
Cuckoo talks about a scene from it.
I'm Photogenic (1980)
An Italian-language poster is visible in Antonio's room
Sledge Hammer!: The Old Man and the Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
"I was watching yesterday The Deer Hunter"
Metal Gear (1987) (Video Game)
Series creator Hideo Kojima has stated Solid Snake's signature bandanna was inspired by this film.
To Heal a Nation (1988) (TV Movie)
Splendor (1989)
Movieposter can be seen
Meet the Feebles (1989)
Russian Roulette scene with Wynyard the Frog is taken from same sceen in The Deer Hunter.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Many parts of the story are similar (friends going to Vietnam, getting POWs, coming back totally changed, etc.)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is this."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is this."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Dish is dish."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, Chris Walken's playing 'Russian Roulette.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) (TV Episode)
"This . . ." Crow: "Is this"
White Badge (1992)
A movie poster for this film is shown.
Detonator (1993) (TV Movie)
Mike Graham's camos are the same as Robert De Niro's
Indian Summer (1993)
While the group is (literally) treading water, Matthew says "I feel like I'm in a scene from The Deer Hunter," and urges everyone to look up at Stick, who's standing on the pier.
True Romance (1993)
Mentioned in Clarence's "That's a Movie" speech.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Christopher Walken has "come back from 'Nam."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) (TV Episode)
"This . . ." Mike: "Is this."
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: In the Nam of the Father (1995) (TV Episode)
The Russian roulette scene parodies "The Deer Hunter".
La Haine (1995)
When Snoopy slaps Vinz in the Russian roulette scene
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective: The Reindeer Hunter (1995) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a play on this film title.
NewsRadio: Xmas Story (1995) (TV Episode)
Dave thinks Catherine over-dramatizes Matthew's hurt feelings by saying the situation isn't like "The Deer Hunter"
A Touch of Frost: Unknown Soldiers (1996) (TV Episode)
Poster in Steven's room.
Friends: The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Nirvana (1997)
40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV Movie)
Girls' Night (1998)
When Cody mentions he fought in Vietnam, that's the first thing that comes to Dawn's mind.
Spin City: The Deer Hunter (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Babylon (1998)
Explicit reference in dialogue, using the movie's French title
Siskel & Ebert: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions the film (in an archive clip).
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story (1999) (Video)
mentioned as Chris Walken's breakthrough (instead of Star Wars)
The Beach (2000)
Beverly Hills, 90210: The Final Proof (2000) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' (2000) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Gilmore Girls: The Deer Hunters (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gilmore Girls: Forgiveness and Stuff (2000) (TV Episode)
Emily talks about the tortures shown in this film, wondering if they are the punishments for not filling out the hospital admittance forms.
Inside 'A View to a Kill' (2000) (Video)
Christopher Walken's academy award winning performance is referenced
Mongoland (2001)
is mentioned in conversation
You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)
A poster of the film is shown hanging on a wall.
Anden live i Cirkusbygningen - Hva' snakker du om? (2001) (Video)
Joke made about the Russian roulette scene.
From Zero to Ten (2002)
A character mentions the film.
'Silent Running': By Director Douglas Trumbull (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Midsomer Murders: A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) (TV Episode)
Poster is in bookshop
Becker: Chris' Ex (2003) (TV Episode)
John rents a VHS of this film for his movie night.
'Catch Me If You Can': The Casting of the Film (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Walkentalk (2003) (Short)
One of the walkentalkers is dressed like Christopher Walken in the Russian roulette scene.
Garden State (2004)
The movie is referenced when Large is pulled over by Kenny
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun (Simon Pegg) is dressed similarly to Christopher Walken in the final reel - complete with red bandana and rifle
High Chaparall: Gary Busey (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Michael Blanco (2004)
Explicit reference in an acting exercise scene
Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004)
"Where'd you get that? Watching 'The Deer Hunter'?"
Sniper 3 (2004) (Video)
Both feature the same motel room
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
Standing Still (2005)
Referenced in dialogue.
Entourage: The Sundance Kids (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.11 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in the "Dead Man Walken" category
Jarhead (2005)
The dirty video breakup is taped over a VHS of the Deer Hunter, the opening music can be heard. The Deer Hunter is also, like Jarhead, about the disillusionments of going off to war with one's friends.
True Crime: New York City (2005) (Video Game)
Christopher Walken's character says "It reminds me of a time when I was in Vietnam with a prositute", when he speaks to Marcus about babies crying. This is yet again a scene in which Walken himself was in in the film "The Deer Hunter".
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.205 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Adam Sandler" category
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Hundred Dollar Baby (2006) (TV Episode)
Charlie's screams of "You're gonna die" directly echo Deniro's during the Russian Roulette scene
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass (2006) (TV Episode)
Frank holds a Russian roulette game in the basement that takes its cue from The Deer Hunter.
Dark Ride (2006)
movie guy mentions it
The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
Geirr has a poster for the film hanging on the wall of his room.
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
while discussing Asian stereotypes, Aki says "Mao!" while holding a hand to his head like a gun
Samantha Who?: The Restraining Order (2007) (TV Episode)
Samantha talks about having just watched the movie.
Superhero Movie (2008)
Picture of Rick's dad wearing a red sash being forced to play Russian roulette by the Vietnamese.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 27 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This film is referenced during a repeat of a 'Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Walken Family Reunion
Tropic Thunder (2008)
When Kirk Lazarus is trying to persuade Tugg Speedman to leave the camp, the scene mirrors Robert Deniro's interaction with Christopher Walken towards the end of The Deer Hunter.
Two and a Half Men: Best H.O. Money Can Buy (2008) (TV Episode)
Charlie: "... and DH."
City (2008) (Short)
Link to the huntsman father and Russian Roulette
Al Swearengen Audition Reel (2008) (Video)
The film, in which Robert De Niro starred, is mentioned.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.99 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
Reaper: To Sprong, with Love (2009) (TV Episode)
Nina & Ben watch it
Funny People (2009)
Ira jokes that Clark's Chinese exchanges with his kids remind him of The Deer Hunter
I Am from Nowhere: The People History Ignored (2009)
Townspeople at the beginning of the film celebrate at "Lemko Hall".
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.97 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Of War"
Archer: Killing Utne (2010) (TV Episode)
A flashback shows Sterling sitting at a table with several dead Viet Cong, holding a gun and dressed exactly like Michael from the film.
Archer: Job Offer (2010) (TV Episode)
Mallory plays Russian roulette with Viet Cong.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Stag Films"
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again (2010) (TV Movie)
Referenced by Christopher Walken
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (2010) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Children of the Green Dragon (2010)
movie mentioned in dialog
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) (Video Game)
When you are captured in Laos, you are forced to play Russian Roulette like the Vietnam POWs in the film.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Actor Oscar Winners (2011) (TV Episode)
Lynda says Robert De Niro got nominated for best actor
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
mentioned by Steven Spielberg when he presented Best Picture
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.113 (2011) (TV Episode)
Bradley Cooper says he was fascinated by the film when he was 12 years old
Mad: TwiGH School Musical/Avenger Time (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the guesses to the deer's charades.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Gene says that if films such as this don't do well, serious films may have a hard time being made at all
God Bless America (2011)
"Mau!" said during Russian Roulette
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions the film during the clip from the review of "Full Metal Jacket"
Father's Day (2011)
At the end scene Twink wears a red clothing around his head just like Nick (Christopher Walken) in The Deer Hunter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
Colin Farrell mentions watching the film starring Christopher Walken
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.145 (2013) (TV Episode)
Film's title is visible on TV listings page during "Headlines"
Father Tom's Memories with Andrew Prine (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Film 2014: Episode dated 30 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Out of the Furnace (2013)
Neighbors (2014)
A Delta is dressed up as Michael for the Robert De Niro party.
True Blood: Jesus Gonna Be Here (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue

Featured in 

At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1985) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Cited for its message: War is hell.
Slaying the Dragon (1988) (TV Movie)
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
The Car's the Star: 1959 Cadillac (1994) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
The Universal Story (1995) (TV Movie)
clip shown
Siskel & Ebert: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
One Eight Seven (1997)
Clifton Collins Jr. watches the movie. Near the end, he plays a game of Russian roulette with Samuel L. Jackson, mentioning the movie.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
This film is #79 on the list.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
This film is #30 on the list.
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
film clip shown in documentary
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Realising 'The Deer Hunter': An Interview with Michael Cimino (2003) (Video)
(documentary includes segments from THE DEER HUNTER)
Playing 'The Deer Hunter': An Interview with John Savage (2003) (Video)
footage from THE DEER HUNTER shown during the interview
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
clips featured
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Hollywood Vietnam (2005) (TV Movie)
Featured on the Vietnam War movie documentary.
Jarhead (2005)
few seconds shown on a TV screen
De Niro: A Self Portrait (2007) (TV Movie)
movie discussed and clips shown
20 to 1: Amazing Moments in Music (2007) (TV Episode)
Clip of Christopher Walken's scene shown in a segment on the music video of Weapon Of Choice, in which he starred.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
This film is #53 on the list.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The Cinema Snob: Bad Movie Cinema Snob: McBain (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced among Christopher Walken's work
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
The Greatest Ever War Films (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 25 in the Countdown

Spoofed in 

Dancing Master (1979)
The Russian roulette scene in The Deer Hunter was spoofed.
I'm Photogenic (1980)
Antonio spoofs the Russian Roulette scene
Meet the Feebles (1989)
Russian Roulette spoof
The Art of Dying (1991)
The character of the filmmaker recreates famous film deaths and at one point stages the Russian roulette game from "Deer Hunter."
High School High (1996)
Playing Russian roulette with an Asian guy while having people betting around him.
Daria: The Daria Hunter (1998) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the film.
The Simpsons: Simpson Tide (1998) (TV Episode)
Two Vietnamese guys force Krusty and Skinner to play Russian Roulette but Moe stops them.
Deer Avenger (1998) (Video Game)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Heath Ledger's lip syncing serenade of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" mimics Christopher Walken's singing of it during a pool game in The Deer Hunter.
Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City (1999) (Video Game)
Sunday's Game (1999) (Short)
Old ladies enjoy a game of Russian roulette.
Deer Avenger 3D (2000) (Video Game)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Russian Roulette scene
Timesplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
Playable character 'the Deerhaunter'
Life of the Party (2005)
Michael plays Russian roulette (after palming the bullet).
Jekyll + Hyde (2006) (Video)
Jekyll forces a captive to play Russian roulette and plays along with him.
That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #1.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
In the Wordwang sketch, when the board spins around, the people on the other side are re-enacting the Russian roulette scene from The Deer Hunter.
American Pie Presents Beta House (2007) (Video)
Playing Russian roulette with horse sperm
The Starter Wife: Mollywood (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in one of Molly's fantasies.
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Russian Roulette scene renacted
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Spring Break (2009) (TV Episode)
the Russian roulette scene is recreated
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
The deer from "The Deer Hunter" appears on "La Rivista della Telivisione" to enact revenge on Robert De Niro and is killed when he throws a pencil into its neck.

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