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Blow Out (1981) Poster

(1981)

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References 

Touch of Evil (1958)
Some Came Running (1958)
The chase/tragic ending amidst a parade and fireworks is a direct nod to the carnival at then end of this film.
Peeping Tom (1960)
The color red is used predominantly in each murder of a woman, a nod to Peeping Tom, which used the same suggestive tactic.
Psycho (1960)
From Russia with Love (1963)
John Lithgow's character in Blow Out has the same watch with piano wire as Red Grant
Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1963) (Short)
Dennis Franz's character says that this is the biggest thing since the Zapruder film
Blow-Up (1966)
La région centrale (1971)
long 360 degree pan with electronic sounds is an hommage to Michael Snow's 1971 film
Black Christmas (1974)
The opening "movie within a movie", with a heavy-breathing killer peering into the windows of a sorority house via a point-of-view shot.
Jaws (1975)
Island of the Damned (1976)
"Island of the Damned" English language poster glimpsed several times in the hallway of the movie producer
Fantasex (1976)
Poster glimpsed several times in the hallway of the movie producer
The Food of the Gods (1976)
Poster glimpsed several times in the room of the secretary of the movie producer
Squirm (1976)
Poster glimpsed several times in the room of the secretary of the movie producer
Empire of the Ants (1977)
Poster on the wall at the "scream casting" with the three girls.
Lure of the Triangle (1977)
Poster on the wall at the "scream casting" with the three girls.
The Incredible Melting Man (1977)
Poster glimpsed several times in the hallway of the movie producer
Without Warning (1980)
Poster glimpsed several times in hallway of movie producer
The Boogey Man (1980)
Poster on the floor outside the editing room where Jack is usually working with his colleague.

Referenced in 

Revenge of the Boogeyman (1983)
References Blow Out (1981) in a line of dialogue.
The Dead Zone (1983)
There's Nothing Out There (1991)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Undercover cop's name is Freddi who suffers from pain of belly
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Gila Monster (1992) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Travolta, in 'Blow Out'"
Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned as one of Quentin's three favorite movies of all time.
Due South: The Blue Line (1995) (TV Episode)
Ray confuses it with Blow-Up (1966).
Pulp Fiction: The Facts (2002) (Video)
Cheerleader Massacre (2003) (Video)
A voyeuristic man is murdered while he looks through a window.
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Sandra Bullock refers to John Travolta having played a sound recordist
Horror Business (2005) (Video)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
Grindhouse (2007)
Music used during Death Proof.
Death Proof (2007)
During the scene where Julia texts Christian, score song "Sally and Jack" can be heard.
Winter in Wartime (2008)
Director Koolhoven has admitted the influence on his direction for this movie.
A Night at the Movies: The Suspenseful World of Thrillers (2009) (TV Movie)
under Paul Hirsch's name in graphic
Midnight Movie Review: Koolhoven and Alink on Blow Out (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Midnight Movie Review: Koolhoven and Alink on Blow Out: Part II (2011) (TV Episode)
the film of this episode's topic.
Castle: Dial M for Mayor (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Castle
Amber Alert (2012)
People catch through a microphone certain sounds connected with a violent and dangerous criminal.
The Cinema Snob: Moment by Moment (2013) (TV Episode)
"You'll do Blow Out in a couple of years, that was a good movie."
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Hommage
The Cinema Snob: Two of a Kind (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob mentions this as a better John Travolta movie the angels should be showing God.

Features 

Murder à la Mod (1968)
Dennis Franz's character watches the film on TV.

Featured in 

The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
Clips from the movie shown
Famous: John Travolta (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.15 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during the "Hot & Now" segment

Spoofed in 

Terminal Exposure (1987)
Murder shot on camera frame-by-frame.

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