Like Jeff Markham from the earlier film, Max Bercovicz uses the name "Bailey" as his longtime alias
When young Noodles is arrested, he is put in a paddywagon and driven off--framed exactly as Antoine is in the 400 blows.
Both these titles of movies by Leone are based on the "Once upon a time..." expression. In both the Italian titles: "C'era una volta..."
Ending on a close up of a person (lit by candles) forgetting thier worries in an opium den. A store with a sign that says "Altman's" is seen less than 2 minutes later.
The 4 gang members enter the hospital dressed in costume to The Thieving Magpie, the same as the gang of 4 in a clockwork orange breaking into the house of the cat woman dressed in costume with The Thieving Magpie playing.
Sam Peckinpah film features a lengthy scene involving a suitcase full of money in a train station locker.
Mentioned by Gilliam.
A billboard promoting this film is shown when Chilly D and Magick are dancing in the city.
The smuggling of drugs using inner tires and salt is a clear nod to the sergio leone classic
The "endless" ringing of the phone at Tom Reagan's apartment
Both the films show the events that occurred before and after a "well planned heist that had gone wrong", omitting whatever happened in between, during the actual crime
The briefcase scenes in Pulp Fiction directly reference those in Once Upon a Time in America.
The rape scene is mentioned.
Mentioned by name in Bobby De Niro song
Conversation between Mücke and Helmut "What have you been doing all these years" - "I've been going to bed early" is a carbon copy of the same conversation between Fat Moe and Noodles.
Don Lino's line: "I'm not asking you, I'm telling you"
Movie poster on wall
Pastewka and the prostitute talking about James Woods and how good he was in "Once Upon a Time in America"
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The first bars of this movie's main thema are taken verbatim from "Deborah's Theme" (in an homage to Ennio Morricone)
The sleeping girl that frames the film.
In Once Upon a Time in America, the character Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz disappears near the end of the film by walking behind a dump truck. This is echoed in Bang Bang's exit.
One of the characters repeatedly whistles Cock Eye's theme by Ennio Morricone from Once Upon a Time in America
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of December/January
mentioned in dialogue
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed.
Clips from this are shown as part of the documentary.
footage from this film is shown in this documentary
movie discussed and clips shown
Clips of mistakes shown
Clips shown during the interview.
A few shots - most noticeably the ending - are high-crane shots that pull back as someone walks away into the distance. This is a reference/spoof of Leone's high-crane shot in "Once Upon a Time in America."
When Ben Stiller is back in his hut after his Simple Jack performance in the PoW camp, removing make up, and he turns to Halfsquat's knock is a direct reference to Elizabeth McGovern removing her make up when Robert De Niro meets her again after all those years.