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(1992)

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Spin-off 

The Player (1997) (TV Movie)

References 

The Blue Angel (1930)
A poster of this film hangs on the office wall of producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins).
Freaks (1932)
A character in 'The Player' mentions that he recently saw 'Freaks' and quotes dialogue from it.
King Kong (1933)
Prison Break (1938)
A poster of this film hangs on the office wall of producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins).
Citizen Kane (1941)
Sullivan's Travels (1941)
In both films, a producer urges a writer to make sure his new movie has "a little sex in it."
Murder in the Big House (1942)
A poster of this film hangs on the office wall of producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins).
Casablanca (1942)
Laura (1944)
A poster of this film hangs on the office wall of producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins).
Notorious (1946)
Rope (1948)
In the opening shot, Walter Stuckel (Fred Ward), talking to screenwriter Buck Henry, calls "Rope" a "masterpiece" and lauds its lack of cuts, in contrast to the frequent cutting in contemporary films.
Bicycle Thieves (1948)
Producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) and writer David Kahane (Vincent D'Onofrio) meet at a theater where "The Bicycle Thief" is playing.
D.O.A. (1950)
At one point, Walter Stuckel (Fred Ward) asks Joel Levison (Brion James) if he's ever seen the original version of "D.O.A." Levison says he has, and that it was remade by Disney. (James was in the remake.)
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) takes a call from someone who identifies himself as Joe Gillis, the character played by William Holden in "Sunset Boulevard." Not getting the reference, Mill asks no one in particular, "Anybody know who Joe Gillis is?"
Highly Dangerous (1950)
A poster of this film hangs on the office wall of producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins).
M (1951)
A poster of this film hangs on the office wall of producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins).
Niagara (1953)
Touch of Evil (1958)
In the opening shot, Walter Stuckel (Fred Ward) lauds the long opening shot of "Touch of Evil" while talking to Jimmy Chase (Paul Hewitt), then mentions the movie again in a conversation with Buck Henry a few minutes later.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
In the opening shot, screenwriter Alan Rudolph pitches an action film that he describes as "'Ghost' meets 'The Manchurian Candidate'."
The Graduate (1967)
In the opening shot, Buck Henry (who wrote the screenplay to "The Graduate") pitches a sequel set 25 years later in which Ben and Elaine are married and living with Mrs. Robinson, who has had a stroke.
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
The playful noises of a child that plays with the music in the final scene.
Love Story (1970)
Swept Away (1974)
The Gods Must Be Crazy (1980)
In the opening shot, producer Griffin Mill (Tim Robbins) says when trying to digest a movie pitch: "Oh, I see. It's kind of like a 'Gods Must Be Crazy' except the Coke bottle is now a television actress."
Heaven's Gate (1980)
Entertainment Tonight (1981) (TV Series)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Out of Africa (1985)
In the opening shot, screenwriter Patricia Resnick pitches a movie by describing it as "'Out of Africa' meets 'Pretty Woman'."
Absolute Beginners (1986)
In the opening shot, Jimmy Chase (Paul Hewitt) mentions this film to Walter Stuckel (Fred Ward) while they are discussing memorable long shots in movies.
Wall Street (1987)
D.O.A. (1988)
At one point, Walter Stuckel (Fred Ward) asks Joel Levison (Brion James) if he's ever seen the original version of "D.O.A." Levison says he has, and that it was remade by Disney. (James was in the remake.)
The Vanishing (1988)
Pretty Woman (1990)
In the opening shot, screenwriter Patricia Resnick pitches a movie by describing it as "'Out of Africa' meets 'Pretty Woman'."
Ghost (1990)
In the opening shot, screenwriter Alan Rudolph pitches an action film that he describes as "'Ghost' meets 'The Manchurian Candidate'."
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
In the opening shot, Buck Henry, talking with Walter Stuckel (Fred Ward) about great long shots in movies, cites the tracking shot with Debra Winger in "The Sheltering Sky."
Cape Fear (1991)
In the opening shot, Jimmy Chase (Paul Hewitt) mistakes Alan Rudolph for Martin Scorsese and tells him, "Hey, I loved 'Cape Fear'."

Referenced in 

Animaniacs: Video Review/When Mice Ruled the Earth (1993) (TV Episode)
Seen on video store shelf
Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV Movie)
the poster of this film is shown
D2: The Mighty Ducks (1994)
Conversation about Iceland/Greenland same in both.
Siskel & Ebert: Crimson Tide/A Little Princess/The Perez Family/The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill/Swimming with Sharks (1995) (TV Episode)
Siskel and Ebert mention the film in their review of "Swimming with Sharks" (1994).
Spice World (1997)
Free Enterprise (1998)
Mentioned in opening scene.
Blonde Poison: The Making of 'Basic Instinct' (2001) (Video)
Someone mentions this film.
Dog Eat Dog (2002) (Short)
Cinemania (2002)
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Makes the countdown, is talked about.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.8 (2009) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on a $1,200 clue in the category "Writers on Film"

Features 

Featured in 

The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) (TV Special)
One on One with Robert Altman (1993) (Video)
clips shown
Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003)
footage appears throughout
The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) (TV Special)
50 Films to See Before You Die (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Böcek (2013)
Ugur watches "The Player" as Baris comes in with the cards.
Altman (2014)
Clips are presented.

Spoofed in 

Ocean's Twelve (2004)
Bruce Willis recognizes Tess as Julia Roberts, even though the movie they've starred in together was "Habeus Corpus," the fake movie within a movie that gets made during The Player

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