An opening helicopter shot for this episode is a shot from Heat that's been slightly distorted.
The climactic airport foot chase strongly resembles the one in Bullitt (1968), including numerous shots, camera angles, movements of planes, shooting, and even the baggage cart that drives across the frame.
the scene where Vincent finds out his wife is cheating, removes the TV set, and kicks it out of the car
Mike Torello will not let his wife's lover watch his television, and takes it with him when he storms out of the room. This scene is reprised almost word-for-word, when Vincent Hanna discovers his wife's boyfriend. Both projects are produced by Michael Mann.
Frank (Pacino) says to Terry, "Who?" Terry replies, "What are you, a fucking owl?" Pacino has nearly the same line in "Heat."
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In the scene where Max buys dynamite, he flashes an ID and says, "Could you make the order out to Ready Demolition, Tucson, Arizona." This is the line used to buy explosives in Val Kilmer's first scene in Heat (1995).
Paul: "It keeps me sharp (snap), on the edge (snap), how I gotta be."
Jimmy D. says he sat in the same seat at Bob's Big Boy where Robert De Niro sat in "Heat."
mentioned in comedy routine
Cybil and her son have the last name Waingrow, same as Kevin Gage's character in Heat
Mentioned by narrator.
Bryan Singer states that Al Pacino read for the role that was eventually played by Chazz Palminteri, but didn't do it because "he was playing a cop in another film" which would be Heat.
The encounter with the heavy shootout between the robbers & the cops just after the bank robbery in Kaante is a direct inspiration from a similar sequence in Heat. Also the planning for the "big score" in both the films is similar.
Linda says she named her dogs 'Pacino' and 'De Niro' because they were together in "Heat"
Although Michael Madsen mentions Heat(1995) on camera in this docudrama as a thematically similar "fiction", the real LAPD of 1993-1995 in fact silently advised on Heat(1995) for this real incident's adaptation into Heat(1995). Life imitating art imitating life.
film features an elaborte heist of an ice cream truck, similar to the heist in HEAT.
with Will Kane's assertion to Ricky that he will not go on a 'score. Not on the prowl and definatley not strong' (ie. not cat burglar style and definately not through any front doors with guns and masks).
Video case is shown in a video store.
The way downtown Los Angeles is shot in Michael Blanco is a clear reference to the way Michael Mann shot downtown LA in Heat.
Michael Mann references another of his films, Heat., which begins on the MTA in Los Angeles and ends at LAX while Collateral begins at LAX and ends on the MTA.
When Michael Mann talks about Mick Gould, he mentions that Mick also worked with him in Heat.
Mentioned by Gangster
The shot when Brendan looks into Tug's car to ask to see The Pin, it's a near match to the shot in Heat where Vincent Hanna asks Neil McCauley if he wants to get a cup of coffee on the freeway when they first meet.
Jane mentions it in the car, while talking to Dick. After, a few unsuccessful robbery attempts.
poster behind Tom in the first scene
Jenkins quotes Neil McCauley: "What am I doing? I'm talking to an empty telephone. There's a dead man on the other end of this line." And adds: "We should watch the bank robbery shootout on my plasma screen at home."
Cop and criminal he chases meet and discuss how they feel about killing each other while at the same time having respect for each other.
Cop (leading investigation) and criminal (gang leader) meet in a restaurant and discuss how none of them will hesitate to shoot other, though they have met and talked face to face.
Title is shown
Roeper briefly talks about it in the American Gangster review.
The mission "Tokio Streets" is a homage to the LA Downtown shootout.
Mentioned in Pacino and DeNiro at the Movies skit
DVD seen attached to the wall of Neville's weapons cabinet
Referenced during 'The Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
The mission 'Three Leaf Clover' features a bank heist that goes wrong, forcing the robbers to engage the Police in a gun battle to escape.
Robin's surprised this isn't Don's favorite movie
While watching a boring play, Jeremy says "I've got Heat on DVD at home. We're watching this, when for less money, we could be watching Robert De Niro AND Al Pacino." Jeremy and Mark then decide to pretend they are watching Heat instead.
Bank robbery at beginning and the armored car Harvey Dent is stored in later on, all nods to Heat.
Reference the film in the heist sequence
Subject of an $8,000 question
When Tony and Rifkin meet, Tony says their meeting is like Pacino and DiNiro's encounter in Heat.
Dillinger's line "We're here for the bank's money, not yours" is said by Neil McCauley in the earlier film, also directed by Michael Mann.
Referenced by Bob Forrest as one of Tom Sizemore's most memorable roles.
Paul quotes from it in the interrogation room
Taste quotes De Niro's line and calls the film a "classic".
DVD cover shown.
Moby plays the film out.
Rob does an impersonation of Pacino in this movie
One of the robbers talks about illogical errors in heist movies, and uses 'Heat' as an example.
"...every bit as riveting as the coffee scene from Heat."
Mentioned by DiNozzo
"Neil McCauley" used as an alias, and the film title mentioned by Castle in dialogue.
Ignatiy says that Robert De Niro and Al Pacino should have been Oscar-nominated for the film
"I was trying to forget that image before my next viewing of Heat."
Al Pacino - "Can you feel that heat?"
dialogue quoted in non-spoofing way
Hank mentions that he borrowed Heat on Blu-Ray
Mentioned by characters
"In a scene not entiremy reminescent of Heat."
Michael, a bank robber, somewhat resembles Neil and dresses in the same suits. The mission 'Blitz Play' is based on the opening heist from Heat. While the Michael character is clean-shaven, the player has an option to give him a goatee and hairstyle similar to Neil's from Heat.
The "Who? Who? What are you an owl?" line.
Rust and Cohle meeting at the end echoes Hanna and McCauley meeting on the freeway.
Seen on a TV when Neil calls Charlene
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footage appears throughout
A character is watching it on TV.
A fragment is shown.
Clip shown when Ellen pretends to break up with Michael Mann.
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Appears when Doug is watching TV
Footage samples from the film appear in this short
clip shown to test out the "Over Act" alarm
The speech during the bank robbery is modeled after Neil's speech in Heat.