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The Big Chill (1983) Poster

(1983)

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References 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
Michael mentions Grumpy and Sneezy.
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
Harold announces the title just before the Michigan football game.
The Millionaire (1955) (TV Series)
Sarah Cooper Glenn Close asks Harold Cooper Kevin Kline if he was "John Beresferd Tipton.
Perry Mason (1957) (TV Series)
The cop refers to Meg as "Perry Mason."

Referenced in 

At the Movies: D.A.R.Y.L./Cocoon/Return to Oz (1985) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert calls "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985) a "Big Chill" for kids one year out of college.
Meet the Raisins! (1988) (TV Short)
The Meet the Raisins Soundtrack is largely dependent on the Big Chill Soundtrack, which brought some once-obscure Motown songs back into the public eye. I Heard it Through the Grapevine and Ain't too Proud to Beg feature prominently in Meet the Raisins, and My Girl was used in one of the Raisins commercials.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Power Play (1990) (TV Episode)
Parker makes a mental note to hide his parents' copy of "The Big Chill."
Grand Canyon (1991)
One of the phrases that is uttered by the alley urchin is "Beaufort, South Carolina," which was the setting for The Big Chill (1983), also directed by Lawrence Kasdan.
Peter's Friends (1992)
similar plotline
The Oprah Winfrey Show: Summer Movie Reviews (1996) (TV Episode)
The answer to a trivia question.
Saturday Night Live: Kevin Spacey/Beck (1997) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in the Late Show with David Letterman
Take a Number (1997)
dialogue
The Making of 'Silverado' (1999) (Video)
mentioned a few times
High Fidelity (2000)
Barry and Dick say that "You Can't Always Get What You Want" must be disqualified from one of their Top 5 lists because it was used in "The Big Chill".
American Beauty Pie (2000) (Short)
An end credit is "a special acknowledgement to Andrew Fumento for his dead-on impression of Kevin Costner in The Big Chill"
Charmed: Sight Unseen (2000) (TV Episode)
Phoebe mentions the big chill and then asks Piper about her love life. This is an allusion to the 1983 movie, The Big Chill. The cast of the movie included many well-known actors including Kevin Kline and Glenn Close.
Inside the Actors Studio: Episode #8.5 (2001) (TV Episode)
Talked about by Kevin Costner.
A Tour of the Inferno: Revisiting 'Platoon' (2001) (Video)
mentionned once
Dinner for Five: Episode #1.3 (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Fred Willard.
Infested (2002)
a group of friends meet after a long time at the funeral of a friend
T-20 Years and Counting (2003) (Video)
Good Eats: The Big Chili (2004) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Nesting Dolls (2005) (TV Episode)
Grissom says: "Have you ever gone a week without a rationalization? It's from The Big Chill. One of the characters explaining a basic fact of life - that rationalizations are more important to us than sex even." In 'The Big Chill' Michael says: "I don't know anyone who could get through the day without two or three juicy rationalizations. They're more important than sex. Ever gone a week without a rationalization?"
Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film (2006)
It is mentioned in a newspaper article.
I Want Candy (2007)
The boys' say that their proposed film is like Big Chill.
The Game: The Big Chill (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
TV Land Confidential: Movies (2007) (TV Episode)
still pictures
Baghead (2008)
movie on shelf
The Big Box: Seven Doors of Death (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: The Ritz (2009) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: The House of the Devil (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: Don't Open the Door (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: Deep Throat (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
Richard Roeper & the Movies: Grown-Ups (2010) (TV Episode)
Roeper: "This is such thin gruel that it makes 'Couples Retreat' look like 'The Big Chill'"
The Cinema Snob: Caligula: Part II (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: The Thirsty Dead (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Big Box: A Christmas Story (2010) (TV Episode)
Video case is shown.
The Middle: The Big Chill (2011) (TV Episode)
title reference
Justified: Full Commitment (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
New Girl: Injured (2012) (TV Episode)
The Big Chill is mentioned during the rap scene in this episode of New Girl.
Jeopardy!: Episode #28.176 (2012) (TV Episode)
correct response in "'Big' Movie Quotes" category
Suburgatory: The Wishbone (2012) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
RED 2 (2013)
As people gather for a funeral, the organist is playing Rolling Stones' "You Can't Always Get What You Want"
Modern Family: iSpy (2014) (TV Episode)
Phil Dumphy mentions this movie by name
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 August 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by John Anderson
The Frogmarch (2015)
A reunion of friends at a remote location.

Features 

It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)
Watched by the characters late at night.

Featured in 

The 56th Annual Academy Awards (1984) (TV Special)
The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
The Big Chill: A Reunion (1999) (Video)
clips shown
Dawson's Creek: Weekend in the Country (2000) (TV Episode)
a scene is featured on a TV.
The Directors: The Films of Lawrence Kasdan (2001) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Songs: America's Greatest Music in the Movies (2004) (TV Movie)
The song "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" is #94 on the list.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Super Soundtracks (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention, clips shown
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.67 (2012) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Glenn Close films
Revealed: Meg Tilly (2013) (TV Episode)
Meg Tilly discusses the movie.

Spoofed in 

Trading Partners (1984)
Partners is a loose takeoff on The Big Chill.
Saturday Night Live: Kevin Kline/Bobby McFerrin (1988) (TV Episode)
An 'alternate ending' to this film is shown
Twentysomething 3 (1989) (Video)
Porn take on mainstream movie.
Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (2002) (Video)
The short "College Reunion" is very much a parody of The Big Chill. The audio commentary on the DVD confirms this.
Flip the Script (2005)
A group of friends are reunited, after a long time, by the death of a friend/it turns out the friend faked his death for a reality show and he shows up at his own funeral
The Big Mope (2007) (Short)
Title spoof.
30-Second Bunny Theatre: The Big Chill (TV Episode)
The Whole Video is a Short Parody of this film

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