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(1980)

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References 

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Stuart calls Steve "Dorothy"
The French Connection (1971)
There is a shoot that is identical to one of the more known scenes in The French Connection. It's filmed from the top of the stairs to a subway station straight down the stairs. It's a clear reference and both movies are of course directed by William Friedkin.
Golden Boys of the S.S. (1976)
A poster for this film is hanging on a wall at the Cockpit club.

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Elliott Gould/Gary Numan (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned and poster show on Weekend Update
Sneak Previews: Going to the Movies (1980) (TV Episode)
The title appears on a marquee at The Chicago Theatre.
Goodbye My Love (1980)
Film's title is mentioned by actor Michael Parker.
10 to Midnight (1983)
Shot of Steve Burns stalking a serial killer is referenced.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The shot of Mr. Blonde pulling a blade from his cowboy boot taken from 'Cruising'.
Biography: Al Pacino: Inside Out (2001) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by narrator. Still frame featured.
The Making of 'Dressed to Kill' (2001) (Video)
Mentioned.
Gaydar (2002) (Short)
mirror scene ("Are you cruising me?")
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
Manhunt (2003) (Video Game)
A location in the level got the same name as one of the club in the Friedkin film
Entourage: The Scene (2004) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Death Proof (2007)
"It's So Easy" by Willy DeVille was first featured in the 1980 film Cruising.
The Best Years: Cruising (2007) (TV Episode)
Title references the film
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A brief mention
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Lesser Al Pacino movie suggested by Cody (Danny McBride) in the prison camp
Sex: The Revolution: Tainted Love (2008) (TV Episode)
mentioned
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.48 (2009) (TV Episode)
Adam Carolla says he saw the film
Youngstown: Still Standing (2010)
Ed O'Neill tells a story about himself and Al Pacino talking in between takes of this film.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.3 (2011) (TV Episode)
the film is listed on the marquee at the Chicago Theatre
The Cinema Snob: Maniac (2011) (TV Episode)
also featuring Joe Spinnell
Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
This film inspires the film-within-the-film.
Californication: Dead Rock Stars (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Charlie
Arrested Development: Blockheads (2013) (TV Episode)
Gob's final stare into the mirror directly parodies Pacino's last scene.
Videoclub (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Let My Puppets Come (2013) (TV Episode)
"Apparently their movie is directed by an extra from Cruising."
Life Itself (2014)
Seen on movie marquee
The Cinema Snob: Can't Stop the Music (2014) (TV Episode)
"Gutenberg must have thought he was acting in the Al Pacino movie."
The Cinema Snob: Cruisin' 57 (2015) (TV Episode)
"...is the gay themed movie that isn't Al Pacino's 'Cruising.'"
The Cinema Snob: Top Dog (2015) (TV Episode)
"I think he should stick to dressing like the killer from Cruising."
The Cinema Snob: The Penetrator (2015) (TV Episode)
"He looks like an extra from Crusing."
The Cinema Snob: Windows (2015) (TV Episode)
tied with Windows at the Razzies
The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (2015) (TV Episode)
"I think bad dreams like this would make any of us want to go out to the nearest bar modeled after the movie Cruising."

Featured in 

David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Bad dancing
Vito (2011)
Clips featured.
Californication: Hell Bent for Leather (2013) (TV Episode)
Watched on TV
Tellement Gay! Homosexualité et pop culture: Out (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

Killer Condom (1996)
The Onion Movie (2008)
In the "Queen Nathan" sketch, frames from gay-sex scenes are added, subliminally, like during the murder scene in "Crusing".

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