Purple Rain (1984) Poster



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Followed by 

Remade as 

Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai (2015)
the title is a remake of a previous title

Edited into 

Purple Rain: Backstage Pass (2004) (Video)
clips shown


Blade Runner (1982)
An audience member is dressed as Pris (minus eye makeup) during the "Darling Nikki" performance.

Referenced in 

Simon & Simon: Almost Completely Out of Circulation (1984) (TV Episode)
A Purple Rain poster can be seen in the window of the comic book store.
The Goonies (1985)
Mouth wears a Purple Rain t-shirt throughout the film.
Dreamaniac (1986)
charades guess
Dossier Verhulst: Een nieuwe zet (1987) (TV Episode)
Poster on wall in Karel's room
Maid to Order (1987)
Jessie is wearing a Purple Rain T-Shirt in one scene of the film.
Opera (1987)
a videotape of this film can be seen on a shelf in Betty's room
Beppie: Bestaat ze echt? (1989) (TV Episode)
Movie poster on wall in Pips' bedroom
Friday's Curse: The Secret Agenda of Mesmer's Bauble (1989) (TV Episode)
Poster is visible.
Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert says this made his list of best ten movies of its year.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "This is out of 'Purple Rain.'"
The Simpsons: Lemon of Troy (1995) (TV Episode)
When Milhouse meets Shelbyville's Milhouse, he says: "So this is what it feels like when doves cry."
Bandwagon (1996)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Verse from title song sung.
The X-Files: El Mundo Gira (1997) (TV Episode)
Movie is mentioned by title.
Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
The movie ends with a freeze-frame.
Glitter (2001)
Gilmore Girls: Secrets and Loans (2002) (TV Episode)
Sookie mentions this film.
Jim Brown: All American (2002) (TV Movie)
The King of Queens: Flame Resistant (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference
No Manners (2002)
record of the soundtrack seen in shop
The Simpsons: Special Edna (2003) (TV Episode)
Homer confuses Little Richard with Prince and shouts out "'Purple Rain'!" when he comes on stage.
Chappelle's Show: Episode #2.5 (2004) (TV Episode)
"Why don't you purify yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka?"
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
The guys refuse to throw the Purple Rain soundtrack at zombies
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.88 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "The Color Purple" category
Gilmore Girls: Partings (2006) (TV Episode)
Lorelai says she reenacted scenes from "Purple Rain" at dinner.
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.187 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Colorful Rock" category
American Dad!: American Dream Factory (2007) (TV Episode)
An illegal alien is seen wearing a Purple Rain T-shirt.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Cutting School (2007) (TV Episode)
This is one of the movies that Chris has seen, from which he recites a line of dialogue.
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates the First Kiss (2008) (TV Episode)
Chris claims to have a prop from the film
Waiting for the Sky to Fall (2008) (Short)
Carla references the film as she tries to convince Dan that Appolonia is the name of a real person.
The X Factor: Episode #6.19 (2009) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown. Danyl Johnson performs the title song.
American Dad!: An Incident at Owl Creek (2010) (TV Episode)
In the New York City apartment a poster of this movie in hanging on the wall
American Dad!: Great Space Roaster (2010) (TV Episode)
One of the recovering alcoholics wears a shirt with the title of this movie on it
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.182 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Bands in Movies"
Poker Night at the Inventory (2010) (Video Game)
Max mentions this movie.
Take Me Home Tonight (2011)
soundtrack mentioned
Parks and Recreation: Road Trip (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Donna while playing "Know Ya Boo"
RiffTrax Live: Jack the Giant Killer (2011)
"What is Purple Rain?"
What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012)
Holly explains her wedding photo by saying that Vince "loves 'Purple Rain.'"
Dancing with the Stars: Movie Night (2012) (TV Episode)
Danielle Spencer and Damian Whitewood dance their Cha Cha to When Doves Cry, a song from the soundtrack of Purple Rain.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.182 (2012) (TV Episode)
Josh mentions the title song.
Dropping Evil (2012)
Referenced by various characters in regard to a sex toy named after the movie.
Rewind This! (2013)
Video case is shown.
Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic (2013)
film was initially pitched to Pryor's production company
Pete's Christmas (2013) (TV Movie)
Ronald refers to the film.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.18 (2014) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned in Chelsea's book promo ad.
South Park: The Cissy (2014) (TV Episode)
Butters mentions the lyrics to "I would Die 4 U"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
RuPaul's Drag Race: Born Naked (2015) (TV Episode)
RuPaul calls Jasmine Masters' fall runway look "Purple Rain."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 22 April 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Louis Riddick
Grandma's House (2016)
A character says "heh Purple Rain" during the beginning narration to a lady in a purple dress.
Midnight Screenings: Purple Rain/Mother's Day (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed

Featured in 

Here's Looking at You, Warner Bros. (1991) (TV Movie)
Featured in the closing montage.
I Love the '80s (2002) (TV Series)
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
The Divorce Ceremony (2006)
Prince and Apollonia
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Best of the Worst in Movies - Part 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Prince is Ellen's #2 Worst Actor Musician
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Music in the Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
"Hairy Chests" segment
Music Movies: Purple Rain (2013) (TV Episode)
movie and soundtrack are reviewed
Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
Clips shown

Spoofed in 

True Stories (1986)
The Prince imitator in "Wild Wild Life"
Soul Man (1986)
The Mighty Boosh: Electro (2004) (TV Episode)
Whilst performing "Electro", Vince mimics the hand actions one of Prince's entourage does in "I Would Die 4 U".
The Auteur (2008)
redone as the porn "purple vein"
Robot Chicken: Zeb and Kevin Erotic Hot Tub Canvas (2015) (TV Episode)
Parody skit

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