Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)
Car accident scene used as opener
when talking with Charles Laughton, Steve Martin mentions the movie.
Steve Martin's character lights his matches by snapping, just as Walter Neff does.
Referenced by Roger Ebert in his review of "The Man with Two Brains" (1983).
The Abraham Lincoln shadow puppet.
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.
is also mentioned as a competitor at the box office
Dot wants to rent the movie Dead of Night and Barry replies, "I got Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid." Dot looks disappointed.
correct response in "A Steve Martin Film Festival" category
While examining the plaid scrap found in the wood coffin, Nick says "Dead men don't wear plaid."
Mentioned in dialogue.
Mr. Omar mentions the movie
Title mentoined by Rebecca Romijn
Graeme says that it's "a very good film" and he recommends that people should watch it.
the scenes with Steve Martin dressed up as Barbra Stanwyck's character
Rachel Ward asks "You know how to dial, don't you?" imitating Lauren Bacall's "You know how to whistle, don't you?"
Rigby Reardon spoofs Rip Murdock's voiceover narration.