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Face/Off (1997) Poster

(1997)

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References 

Frankenstein (1931)
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
The cut patterns with which Nicholas Cage and Travolta's characters' faces were removed were virtually identical to that of the beautiful victims in this film. Not to mention that both films are about facial transplants and pay agonizing detail to the horrific process of transplantation.
Soylent Green (1973)
Suspiria (1977)
Grease (1978)
Trancers (1984)
The Dead Pool (1988)
spear gun used by Archer to kill Castor at the end
The Killer (1989)
final shootout takes place at a church
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Cape Fear (1991)
Hard Boiled (1992)
Patriot Games (1992)
boat chase at the end of the movie
The Rock (1996)

Referenced in 

Beverly Hills, 90210: Face-Off (1997) (TV Episode)
title reference
Siskel & Ebert: Men in Black/Wild America/Out to Sea (1997) (TV Episode)
A still is shown for the "Now in Theaters" bumper. Two thumbs up.
Sliders: California Reich (1998) (TV Episode)
The film is advertised on a magazine.
Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai (2000)
The hand brushing against the face movement is also done in Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai.
The Simpsons: Faith Off (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
Daria: Psycho Therapy (2000) (TV Episode)
Quinn thinks the therapist is refering to what happens in Face/Off when she says "I think we need to wear each other faces for a while"
One 2 Ka 4 (2001)
Max Payne (2001) (Video Game)
Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001) (Video Game)
Wilfred (2002) (Short)
Jet Set Radio Future (2002) (Video Game)
Lyrics in one song says "...be ready to face off like Cage and Eminem."
Naked Movie (2002)
poster seen
Gilmore Girls: Face-Off (2003) (TV Episode)
title reference
Hollywood and the Muslim World (2003) (TV Movie)
Aan: Men at Work (2004)
the scene at the airport where the cops are chasing the villain's plane, is lifted from the 1997 film
Waiting Alone (2004)
running joke
The Burly Man Chronicles (2004) (Video)
mentioned once in extended version
The Last Supper (2005)
man's face is removed and placed on another man's face
Nalini by Day, Nancy by Night (2005) (Short)
One job-seeker mentions having seen the movie twice, and is asked to describe it.
Nip/Tuck: Hannah Tedesco (2005) (TV Episode)
a person's face is removed and replaces another person's face
Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) (Video)
Video case is shown.
Horizon: The World's First Face Transplant (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
The Holiday (2006)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Stranglehold (2007) (Video Game)
Tequila wields two golden hand guns at some point, same as Castor Troy in Face/Off, also directed by John Woo.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Video case is shown.
JCVD (2008)
mentioned when talking about John Woo
A.R.O.G (2008)
Reference to a "Face Off" machine
Heroic Bloodshed (2009) (Short)
Specific camera shots and stunts are reproduced in tribute to this John Woo film
Reaper: Business Casualty (2009) (TV Episode)
Sock tells Maggie that he's a surgeon and has to go perform a face/off. She responds with "A face-off? Like the movie."
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.56 (2009) (TV Episode)
Jay asks John Travolta to imitate Nicolas Cage from working with him on the film
Saturday Night Live: Charles Barkley/Alicia Keys (2010) (TV Episode)
Plot referenced by 'Nicolas Cage' on Weekend Update
Aaron Stone: Face-Off (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.159 (2010) (TV Episode)
John Travolta movie titles are used as first-round category titles
The Cinema Snob: Las Vegas Bloodbath (2010) (TV Episode)
"then Caster Troy shows up and kills them."
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Coolest Cliches (2010) (TV Episode)
" I think I first started to realize how good they look when Nicolas Cage stepped out in "Face Off." All I can say to myself was, "I want that fucking coat and a giant fan to follow me around all the time.""
The Virginity Hit (2010)
mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Trading Places (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Peter
The Event: Face Off (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Ugly Americans: Wail Street (2011) (TV Episode)
Leonard wants to exchange faces with Mark, mentioning Travolta and Cage as examples.
Killer Joe (2011)
Joe threatens to cut off Sharla's face and wear it over his own. Gina Gershon (Sharla) performed in Face/Off (1997), the plot of which features the replacement of one character's face for another.
Conan: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo on Her Face Who Was Unemployable (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Conan and Simon Helberg during his interview
Perverse Conclave (2011) (Short)
VHS cover seen in background
Misfits: Episode #3.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Rudy
Saturday Night Live: Jimmy Fallon/Michael Bublé (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Nicolas Cage (Andy Samberg) on Weekend Update
Taxaquizzen: Episode #2.2 (2012) (TV Episode)
Sigurd mention the movie
30 Rock: The Shower Principle (2012) (TV Episode)
Liz says that she was in the shower when she finally realized what the film's title meant
The Big C: Face Off (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Usher (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Nicolas Cage (Andy Samberg) in "Get In the Cage."
Brickleberry: Race Off (2012) (TV Episode)
title reference/plot
Cup of Joe: The Party (2012) (TV Episode)
In this episode of Cup of Joe, they mention Face/Off by name
Revolution: Nobody's Fault But Mine (2012) (TV Episode)
Sgt. Will Strausser paraphrases the classic Face-Off line "I could eat a peach for hours."
Shameful Sequels: Jurassic Park III (2013) (TV Episode)
"and Billy, played by that guy from Face/Off."
Psych: Nip and Suck It (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "Gus does the African-American version of 'Face/Off' with himself."
American Horror Story: Bitchcraft (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Master of Disguise (2013) (Short)
Gates runs his hand down Lana's face in the same way as John Travolta's character in "Face/Off" (another film involving mistaken identity)
Anime Abandon: Apocalypse Zero (2013) (TV Episode)
"John Woo's first draft of Face/Off was really weird."
Community: Introduction to Teaching (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Abed in a discussion of Nicolas Cage movies
Nostalgia Critic: The Wicker Man (2014) (TV Episode)
Snob and Spoony talk about this film.
The Middle: Major Anxiety (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Axl
Spy (2015)
Title is referenced in dialogue.
Nostalgia Critic: The Dark Age of Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned among "decent" summer flicks
Honest Game Trailers: Twisted Metal (2015) (TV Episode)
"They took his face...off"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Seth MacFarlane/Amber Heard/Leon Bridges (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jimmy in the Mets Bucket Hat Guy sketch
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Eva Longoria/Jason Mantzoukas/Sunil Yapa/Glenn Kotche (2016) (TV Episode)
Jason Mantzoukas mentions being a fan of the movie
The Middle: The Wisdom Teeth (2016) (TV Episode)
Rusty says he wishes he could switch faces like 'in that movie.'
Tosh.0: Tiamat the Dragon (2016) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Tosh

Featured in 

The Light and the Dark: The Making of 'Face/Off' (2007) (Video)
many clips shown
John Woo: A Life in Pictures (2007) (Video)
Clips, Making of material
Istories apo tin apenanti ohthi: Daneikos efialtis (2007) (TV Episode)
Playing on TV
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: 2012/The Messenger/Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) (TV Episode)
John Woo's #3 Favorite Film
Bad Movie Beatdown: Mission Impossible II (2010) (TV Episode)
another action film from John Woo
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Nicolas Cage films
Nostalgia Critic: Little Monsters (2010) (TV Episode)
clip of John Travolta
Conan: A Finger Un-Pulled (2011) (TV Episode)
Conan explains that Nicolas Cage films will now replace the old color-coded terror threat assessment system, with Face/Off being Level 4
Nostalgia Critic: Face/Off (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Top 40 Ultimate Action Movies (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 23 in the Countdown
Search Party (2014)
Jason watches this movie on TV.

Spoofs 

Broken Arrow (1996)

Spoofed in 

Half Baked (1998)
Drunken Rumble Story (1999) (Short)
Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
Stewie and Brian get their faces switched when Peter mentions this movie
The Simpsons: Regarding Margie (2006) (TV Episode)
Homer's response when Marge says she doesn't recognize him.
Happy Tree Friends: Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow/Double Whammy/Autopsy Turvy (2006) (TV Episode)
In 'Autopsy Turvy', the good and bad Flippy have their backs to each other behind a table, they rise at the same time and fire their staplers at each other but both of them are empty
The Simpsons: The Bob Next Door (2010) (TV Episode)
when Sideshow Bob switches faces with another prisoner
Delocated: Mole (2010) (TV Episode)
Entire episode is an extended spoof of Face/Off
Cougar Town: Fooled Again: I Don't Like It (2010) (TV Episode)
The end titles scene with Ellie, Andy, Grayson and Travis is a spoof of the church-set "two-way Mexican stand-off that becomes a four-way Mexican stand-off before ending in a hail of bullets" scene.

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