Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) Poster


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Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.

Spun-off from 

Dead Man (1995)


Frankenstein (1931)
One of Pearline's books is 'Frankenstein', Ghost Dog tells her the book was better then the film, which she agrees with.
Rashômon (1950)
Ghost Dog and Louie have differing recollections of their first meeting. This is a reference to the story in Rashômon (1950) where people give varying accounts of the same event; Louise is shown reading the novelized version of the film.
High Noon (1952)
In the final showdown between Louie and Ghost Dog, Ghost Dog asks "What is this, High Noon?"
Branded to Kill (1967)
The film contains a number of references, such as when a bird lands in front of Ghost Dog's rifle scope, referencing the incident with a butterfly in Suzuki's film; Ghost Dog shooting Sonny Valerio up the drain pipe is taken directly from 'Branded to Kill'.
Le Samouraï (1967)
In the same manner that Ghost Dog has an electronic "key" to break into luxury cars, Costello has a huge ring of keys that enable him to steal any Citroën DS.
The Godfather (1972)
American Graffiti (1973)
When Ghost Dog introduces himself to the gangsters at the secluded hideaway, he says his name is "Bob Solo," a combination of two Harrison Ford characters, Bob Falfa (from American Graffit and Han Solo.i)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
When Ghost Dog introduces himself to the gangsters at the secluded hideaway, he says his name is "Bob Solo," a combination of two Harrison Ford characters, Bob Falfa (from American Graffiti) and Han Solo (from Star Wars)
Do the Right Thing (1989)
The scene in 'Do the Right Thing" where the Corner Men stare down the cops driving by is mirrored in Ghost Dog.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Dead Man (1995)
Gary Farmer plays the character Nobody in both films, and repeats one of his lines from Dead Man: "Stupid, fucking white man!"

Referenced in 

Yamakasi (2001)
The Job: Soup (2002) (TV Episode)
Gary Farmer again delivers and receives his past tagline "Stupid fuckin white man", adapted for television as "Stupid white man".
Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)
RZA wears "Ghost Dog" hat. Vargo's portrait hangs on the wall. Same director, some actors.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 2 (2006) (Video)
In "Pumpkin Carve-nival", Homsar's Halloween costume is of the title character
Kleine Fische (2009)
poster visible in Martin's room
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Watchmen/Shuttle/12 (2009) (TV Episode)
Ellen says Jim Jarmusch, The Director of this film, previously directed Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) and Broken Flowers (2005)
The Limits of Control (2009)
The suit the lone man wear is given to him at the end of ghost dog
The Venture Bros.: Every Which Way But Zeus (2010) (TV Episode)
Shoreleave calls Henchman 21 "Ghost Dog."
United States of Tara: Bryce Will Play (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Marshall
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
The Cinema Snob: Invasion of the Samurai Sluts from Hell! (2014) (TV Episode)
A samurai film the Snob prefers


A Hunting We Will Go (1932) (Short)
Training Pigeons (1936) (Short)
Pantry Panic (1941) (Short)
Felix the Cat (1958) (TV Series)
The Simpsons: Itchy and Scratchy and Marge (1990) (TV Episode)
The last Itchy & Scratchy cartoon from this episode is shown on TV.

Featured in 

Brows Held High: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Brows Held High: Dead Man (2013) (TV Episode)
another Jim Jarmusch film, also reviewed by Oancitizen


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