Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) Poster


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Edited from 

Suspicion (1941)
Johnny Eager (1941)
The Glass Key (1942)
Keeper of the Flame (1943)
Car accident scene used as opener
Notorious (1946)
The Big Sleep (1946)
The Killers (1946)
Deception (1946)
Humoresque (1946)
Dark Passage (1947)
I Walk Alone (1947)
The Bribe (1949)
White Heat (1949)


The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
when talking with Charles Laughton, Steve Martin mentions the movie.
Double Indemnity (1944)
Steve Martin's character lights his matches by snapping, just as Walter Neff does.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Carl Reiner/Catherine Deneuve (1981) (TV Episode)
Carl Reiner mentions his upcoming project with Steve Martin
At the Movies: The Man with Two Brains/Superman III/Trading Places/Psycho II (1983) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in his review of "The Man with Two Brains" (1983).
Married with Children: Dead Men Don't Do Aerobics (1989) (TV Episode)
title reference
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
The Abraham Lincoln shadow puppet.
Siskel & Ebert: Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991) (TV Episode)
In his review of "Hot Shots!" (1991), Gene Siskel notes that audiences don't go for the more sophisticated kind of parodies, such as this one.
The Making of 'E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial' (1996) (Video)
is also mentioned as a competitor at the box office
Student Bodies: Dead Men Don't Go to Edison (1999) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
EastEnders: Episode dated 14 March 2000 (2000) (TV Episode)
Dot wants to rent the movie Dead of Night and Barry replies, "I got Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid." Dot looks disappointed.
The Zack Files: Dead Men Do Wear Plaid (2001) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.9 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in "A Steve Martin Film Festival" category
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Meet Market (2007) (TV Episode)
While examining the plaid scrap found in the wood coffin, Nick says "Dead men don't wear plaid."
Watching the Detectives (2007)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the Bachelor Pad (2007) (TV Episode)
Mr. Omar mentions the movie
The Wrecking Crew! (2008)
One of the numerous movies listed in which Tommy Tedesco played guitar.
Supernatural: Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (2010) (TV Episode)
title reference
Conan: Dead Men Don't Wear Spanx (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Conan: Die Hard 5: Let's Not Die Quite So Hard, I've Got Chronic Back Pain (2012) (TV Episode)
Title mentoined by Rebecca Romijn
Countdown: Episode #72.21 (2015) (TV Episode)
Graeme says that it's "a very good film" and he recommends that people should watch it.

Featured in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Sylvester Stallone/Steve Martin (1982) (TV Episode)
Steve Martin introduces a clip from his movie


Double Indemnity (1944)
the scenes with Steve Martin dressed up as Barbra Stanwyck's character
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Rachel Ward asks "You know how to dial, don't you?" imitating Lauren Bacall's "You know how to whistle, don't you?"
Dead Reckoning (1947)
Rigby Reardon spoofs Rip Murdock's voiceover narration.

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