Thief (1981) Poster



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Referenced in 

The Last Horror Film (1982)
Close up of poster shown at Cannes as Violent Streets/ La Solitaire
Ninja Champion (1986)
Soundtrack music by 'Tangerine Dream' used without credit
The Firm (1993)
Clockers (1995)
Heat (1995)
Free Enterprise (1998)
Robert asks Mark if he wants to watch this film in a Michael Mann double bill.
The Insider (1999)
In one scene Lowell asks Jeffrey, "Are you talking to me or did someone else walk in the room?" James Caan used the same line in Thief (1981), also directed by Michael Mann.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: PDA (2002) (TV Episode)
Romulox refers to it by name: "Thief, music by Tangerine Dream"
The Punisher (2004)
Both feature burning car dealerships, both owned by criminals, at the end of each movie.
The Making of 'Heat' (2005) (Video)
mentioned once
Walking Vengeance (2008)
While breaking into a safe two scenes are exactly the same.
Il solitario (2008)
Reference the film in the night' s sequences
Drive (2011)
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.12 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy compares the early scenes of "Drive" to the film
Sicario (2015)
The way Alejandro ignores the maid as he continues clearing the house is an homage to Thief in which Frank does much the same.
True Detective: Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) (TV Episode)
Frank Semyon, just like the protagonist of Michael Mann's film (also a criminal named Frank), chooses to burn all of his business rather than having them taken over by a criminal organization.
Archer: The Figgis Agency (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Manhunter: The Mind of Madness - An Interview with William Petersen (2016) (Video)
mentioned as William Petersen's first role
Manhunter: The Eye of the Storm - An Interview with Dante Spinotti (2016) (Video)
Dante Spinotti mentions watching it prior to shooting Manhunter
The First Lecktor: An Interview with Brian Cox (2016) (Video)
mentioned as an early Michael Mann film
Bones: The Jewel in the Crown (2016) (TV Episode)
When Aubrey asks what his favorite heist movie is, Booth answers: Thief with Jimmy Caan

Featured in 

The Directors: The Films of Michael Mann (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
Thief: Truth-Telling Style: Michael Mann on 'Thief' (2014) (Video)
featurette about the making of the film
Thief: Making Something Real - James Caan on 'Thief' (2014) (Video)
featurette about the making of the film
Thief: The Otherness of Sound - Johannes Schmoelling on 'Thief' (2014) (Video)
featurette about the making of the film
The Art of the Heist: An Examination of 'Thief' with Author & Critic F.X. Feeney (2015) (Video)
featurette about the making of the film
Thief: Stolen Dreams with James Caan (2015) (Video)
clips shown
Lost in Adaptation: Eragon (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

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