Being There (1979)
Music featured in
Similar dialogue by same actor: When Chance meets the journalist at the dinner party at 1h37min, and says, "Hello Ronald, how are you?", he answers "Just fine", and Chance says "Good, I am fine too. Yes, good. We are fine." Similar to the conversation President Merkin Muffley has with the Soviet Premier over the phone in Dr. Strangelove: "Good... Well, it's good that you're fine and... and I'm fine... I agree with you, it's great to be fine..."
Chance shows concern for the care of a tree in a polluted city, much like Maude in Hal Ashby's 1971 film.
marquee shown in background when Chong is going to the hotel
The theater Jane and David are seen leaving has the film poster for Being There displayed outside. It is rather visible as they walk by.
Joel: "I like to watch."
Crow: "I like to watch."
Video case is shown in a video store.
Freda and Harold discuss this film
Mentioned by Crow during the closing credits of "Laserblast."
Used in title
"He's gonna run into Chauncy Gadener"
Referenced by title
Harald Lesch & Wilhelm Vossenkuhl talk about the film "Being There" to explain economy growth
referenced as part of the documentary
mentioned in documentary
The filming of this is recreated. Several scenes feature Sellers being very interested in making this after reading the book.
Referenced as one of Shyamalans favorite films.
At the costume party, talking about Peter Sellers.
Doyle compares Glen to Chauncey Gardner.
picked out by Zizek in the rental store
Mentioned as one of Hal Ashbury's films
Just like Charlize Theron's character Peter Sellers plays a mentally challenged person, people mistake him for a genius and in the end he walks on water.
mentioned in dialogue
Borat thinks the elevator at the Hotel Wellington is a room
Poster on wall in Holly's home; Holly says she had a small part in the movie.
Mentioned as example of actor vying for Oscar playing handicapped
images seen (verified in end credits)
The film's title is written on Jack's blackboard when he is seen teaching a screenwriting class in prison.
Mentioned by DiNozzo
Jennifer Tilly compares the director to the naive 'Chauncey Gardiner' character.
mentioned in dialogue
Used as a way to describe the human presence
Peter Sellers's role in the film is mentioned in an article that appears on screen.
Chance is watching this television show before Eve attempts to seduce him.
Sanford and Son is one of the tv shows that Chance watches towards the beginning of Being There.
Peter Sellers' character watches this cartoon on a television
Peter Sellers as Chauncy Gardner being introduced to the President of the USA
Clips are shown. Gene Siskel's video recommendation for those who like "Forrest Gump" (1994).
Clips are shown
This film is #26 on the list.
Brooke Shields' #2 Favorite Film
Brett Ratner's #1 favorite film
Playing Justin Bieber, Jimmy Fallon imitates the film's final scene on a pond