Radio Days (1987)
Carmen Miranda's song "South American Way" was lifted from the soundtrack of this film
When the family are making up slogans for a coffee competition
spying on the girl changing with binoculars
The opening scene is similar to a scene from this movie, where a burglar breaks into a house, answers the phone and wins a radio contest. Also, both films consist of different stories about the radio.
Woody was well into his habit of remaking Fellini films at this point in his career. Like Amarcord, this is a nostalgiac, episodic, surrealist look at the artist's childhood. cf. "Stardust Memories" and "Otto e Mezzo", "Celebrity" and "La Dolce Vita", "Sweet and Lowdown" and "La Strada".
Referenced by David (Jon Lovitz)
Poster is shown in a video store.
Power within a poster is seen hanging on wall
Mentioned as a possible title for the book, but already taken by a Woody Allen movie
Subject of a $15,000 question
Video case is shown in Matt's room.
Segments from this film are featured in this documentary.
clips shown (father and son home scene)
clip of submarine seen through binoculars shown
Woody Allen, Cecil B. DeMille award presentation.
The Monty Stratton story is spoofed in the "Sports Legend" scene