Raising Arizona (1987)
scenes are taken from this film
Leonard Smalls named after Lenny Small
H. I. says of his relationship with Ed, "It ain't Ozzie and Harriet".
H.I. says, "Sometimes it's a hard world for little things," almost a direct quote from the character played by Lillian Gish in The Night of the Hunter (1955).
The acronyms "P.O.E" and "O.P.E." spray-painted in the washroom and shown in reverse in the mirror.
The main character H.I. sports the look given to Dustin Hoffman's character Max in 'Straight Time,' a mustache and fondness for tacky-unbuttoned shirts. 'Raising Arizona' also was loosely inspired by Straight Time's plot which focused on an ex-con falling in and out of recidivism. Also, many chase scenes were inspired by the Ulu Grosbard film.
When H. I. says that he calls the baby 'Junior', Evelle comments "You mean JR, just like the TV show".
According to Nathan Sr., Nathan Jr. was wearing jammies that had "... Yodas and shit on them".
letters in the mirror; also small American flag (as on Ullman's desk) on the desk of adoption agency interviewer.
Nicholas Cage's character drives the same car as Ash, a 1973 Delta 88. Also, the shot in which the camera moves in on the mother discovering that Nathan Jr. is gone is a direct homage to The Evil Dead (1981).
The alarm button the clerk presses in the convenience store reads "Odegaard-Trend Security." This is the name of the security company in Sam Raimi's Crimewave (1985).
Tom: "It looks like 'Raising Arizona' now."
Both films mention Hudsucker Industries and the line "Yeah, and if a frog had wings, it wouldn't bump it's ass a-hoppin", The kidnappers' song is sung by the "angel."
poster visible at Mr. Chu's video store
When Delmar tries to fight with Big Dan, Dan spins him around on his shoulders & throws him off.
Kip says "you know I do" when asked if he will take LaFawnduh as his wife, echoing HI's response when asked if he will take Ed as his wife in Raising Arizona.
close-quarters fight in a run-down trailer
The Robber is wearing a panty on his head
Video case is shown in a video store.
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
While riding through the desert, Ghost Rider rides past a lizard on a rock. The lizard bursts into flame.
Smith tries to pick the baby from the road in a drive-by maneuver similar to Tex Cobb in Raising Arizona
Ellen compares this movie to "A Serious Man"
a clip of Roger's original review of the film is shown during the closing credits
mentioned in dialogue
The the fight between Kennex and Danica is reminiscent of the fight between H.I. McDunnough and Leonard Smalls by ending with Kennex pulling Danica's grenade pin.
This film is #31 on the list.
Sonnenfeld discusses making of the film; clips are shown
Footage from this film was edited into this mini-series.
A clip is shown.
a clip is shown in a montage of Nicolas Cage films
Honorable mention, footage shown
The yodeling song is inserted during a chase scene
The ending narration spoofs the ending dream scene of Raising Arizona.
The shots of the HITMAN sent by Plankton riding his motorcycle are identical to those of Tex Cobb in Raising Arizona.
Scene where Shrek is chasing the babies around on the floor (in his dream) is in Raising Arizona, when H.I. McDunnough is attempting to kidnap Nathan Arizona.
Scene of Marge running home uses similar shots and same music.
When Steve and his friends escaped from space camp, they get out of the mud during a rainstorm while screaming, just like John Goodman and William Forsythe in Raising Arizona
Close to the end, the football team emerges out of the mud when they are escaping the drunk tank. This is a reference to a scene in "Raising Arizona" in which John Goodman and William Forsythe's characters escape from a prison.