Repo Man (1984) Poster



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Repo Chick (2009)

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The Farmer's Wife (1928)
In the scene where Plettschner stops Otto before he tries to save Marlene. He asks him if he whats to be a chicken man.
Kiss Me Deadly (1955)
The nuclear apocalypse device in the trunk of the car is inspired by the similar device from the box in the locker from 'Kiss Me Deadly'
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) (TV Series)
Otto mocks, "Put him on Johnny Carson?" as in: put him "the scientist" as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring "Johnny Carson".
Gilligan's Island (1964) (TV Series)
Easy Rider (1969)
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Miller's line "John Wayne was a fag." is a reference to Joe Buck's line "John Wayne! You wanna tell me he's a fag?"
NFL Monday Night Football (1970) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Scene where Archie shakes the wino's hand under a bridge is inspired by ACO.
The Jeffersons (1975) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
Saturday Night Live (1975) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
Dallas (1978) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
Vega$ (1978) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
Grease (1978)
(a) car chase in L.A. wash/aqueduct; (b) older model car lifts off ground and flies away in final scene
That's Incredible! (1980) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
Fridays (1980) (TV Series)
Mentioned in the Black Flag song "TV Party"
Staying Alive (1983)
Title can be seen on the marquee above the entrance to the Orpheum as Bud drives Otto past it.

Referenced in 

Wisdom (1987)
John Wisdom (Emilio Estevez) can be seen on a bus adorned with the graffiti "Plate O' Shrimp", a reference to Repo Man, which also starred Estevez.
They Live (1988)
Mystery Train (1989)
Sy Richardson, who played Lite, wears the same Sheriff hat
Men at Work (1990)
Slacker (1991)
Nadja (1994)
Twister (1996)
The Simpsons: The Canine Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
The design of the Repo Depot is based on the repossession agency building in the film.
Frogs for Snakes (1998)
Myrna starts reciting J. Frank Parnell's dialog while she and Eva ride around looking for the kids
Dark City (1998)
Both contain sequences in a hospital where Dr Lee and Dr Benway (from Naked Lunch) are summoned.
The Outer Limits: Mona Lisa (2001) (TV Episode)
Mona Lisa refers to the film and its stars Emilio Estevez and Harry Dean Stanton.
The King of Queens: Depo Man (2001) (TV Episode)
title reference
S1m0ne (2002)
The appearance and fate of the scientist character, Hank Aleno, is identical to the appearance and fate of the scientist who steals the aliens in "Repo Man". Especially noteworthy are the sunglasses with a lens missing, his dissheveled appearance, his muddled speech, and his exposure to radiation/microwave emissions.
Futurama: Bender Should Not Be Allowed on TV (2003) (TV Episode)
The song "TV Party" by Black Flag is sung by the Futurama characters in the same style as Emilio Estevez's character in Repo Man.
Law & Order: Nowhere Man (2004) (TV Episode)
Green says the film is a classic.
Veronica Mars: Like a Virgin (2004) (TV Episode)
Veronica mentions this movie.
Forty Years of Fuck (2005) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Charmed: Repo Manor (2006) (TV Episode)
The title is a reference to the title of the movie.
RePossessed (2006) (Video)
This is a retrospective documentary with the original filmmakers.
Southland Tales (2006)
The scene involving a levitating Ice Cream Truck is a reference to the final scene in Repo Man.
Pasila: Vasikka (2007) (TV Episode)
Character name "Repomies" is a homage to this film.
Dispatches from Nicaragua (2008) (Video)
mentioned once
Gossip Girl: The Ex-Files (2008) (TV Episode)
Rufus is a fan of Harry Dean Stanton, and says he is going to see this film
Party Down: Willow Canyon Homeowners Annual Party (2009) (TV Episode)
Both Roman and Gordon say the line "ordinary fucking people."
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Anniversary (2010) (TV Episode)
Harry Dean Stanton, who starred in "Repo Man," plays the repo man who takes back Morgan's car.
Father's Day (2011)
There is a sign that says "Plate of Shrimp" above Twink in the montage when he is in bed with two women.
Supernatural: Repo Man (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference
Making of 'Timerider' (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Half in the Bag: Nightcrawler and Birdman (2014) (TV Episode)
title is mentioned
Cop Car (2015)
The sheriff's truck has the same licence plate (127 GBH) as the Chevy Malibu in Repo Man
Better Call Saul: Marco (2015) (TV Episode)
During the montage of cons in the season one finale of Better Call Saul, Marco is heard saying "Kid, help me get my wife's car out of this bad neighbourhood." Which is the same line of dialogue spoken by Harry Dean Stanton's character Bud in Repo Man when he cons Emilio Estevez into helping repo a car.
Man vs Snake: The Long and Twisted Tale of Nibbler (2015)
Dwayne Richard quotes from this film.
Amateur Night (2016)
Mentioned by Guy.
Best of the Worst: Plinketto #2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Jay asks himself if Repo Jake is the prequel to Repo Man


Elephant Parts (1981) (Video)

Featured in 

The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Emilio Esteves assumes Harry Dean Stanton is a homosexual cruising for young boys
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
Excerpts appear in the film.
Forty Years of Fuck (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Harry Zen Stanton (2006) (Video)
Clips shown & discussed.
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown, Rich Hall discusses this film.


2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
in final scene, close up of Otto's eyes darting back and forth as car flies over L.A., with city lights reflected on window glass; spoofs "Beyond the Infinite" scene in "2001"

Spoofed in 

Kamillions (1990)

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