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Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
Fallout 4 (2015) (Video Game)


The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
Klaatu barada nikto spoken in the game by a character when you meet him.
Forbidden Planet (1956)
One of the casino patrons in New Reno may say "You looking for your brother Robby? You know, the Robot? Aw, nevermind."
The Flintstones (1960) (TV Series)
A prostitute may say "I had to dress up like WILMA last night, fer Christ sakes."
Star Trek (1966) (TV Series)
The Crashed Shuttle special encounter. Dead crew members. Red shirts, naturally. A Hypo.
The Graduate (1967)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A robot in the canyon near Klamath says, "Dave, I wouldn't do that", and "I'm sorry Dave". Also, a computer on the first level of Vault 8 will say "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that."
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
When the Chosen One finishes the game, New Reno townsfolk will announce that "Fallout 2 is brought to you by the letter Z"
Dirty Harry (1971)
The description for the .44 revolver is an exact quote of a line spoken by Clint Eastwood at the end of this movie.
The Godfather (1972)
"Someday - and that day may never come - I'll call upon you to do a service for me. But until that day accept these glasses as a gift on my daughter's wedding day."
Taxi Driver (1976)
In New Reno, one of the Jet addicts may say: "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?!"
Network (1976)
Angered NPC's will sometimes say: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take it anymore."
Rocky (1976)
In New Reno when fighting a boxer, his lines include "Adrian! Adrian!" and "Cut me, Mick"
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
In New Reno, when wearing power armor, a porn actress at the Golden Globe will remark, "Aren't you a little short for a Stormtrooper?"
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (1981) (TV Series)
You can find a whale that has fallen to earth and a bowl of petunias.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Referenced in Gecko by its glowing one inhabitants, who extend a glowing finger out at the Chosen One while droning "Phone home."
Poltergeist (1982)
Upon finishing the "ghost" quest in the den the player character will say "this house is clean"
WarGames (1983)
Referenced by a character in the game.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) (TV Series)
A lot of times, in certain places, addicts in places such as the Den sometimes say, "I have the power!"
Scarface (1983)
Some addicts in New Reno say "Say hello to my little friend."
Punch-Out!! (1984) (Video Game)
In the boxing place in New Reno, when Stuart Little asks about a nickname, there are choices like: Glass Joe, Bald Bull, etc.
Red Dawn (1984)
If John Cassidy is in company, sometimes he asks: "I wonder if Texas survived the war."
The Goonies (1985)
Reference occurs when main character climbs down well in Modoc and picks up bag of money.
Back to the Future (1985)
If the Chosen One becomes a slaver, sometimes the slave victims yell "Run for it, Marty!".
Commando (1985)
In New Reno when fighting a boxer, one of his lines is "I eat green berets for breakfast."
Short Circuit (1986)
A robot in the canyon near Klamath says "number five is alive" while attacking.
Top Gun (1986)
A porno movie named Top Bun is mentioned.
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
In Broken Hills, there's a talking spore plant named Seymour.
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
In Gecko NPP, a ghoul randomly says "A day with out leakage is like a day without sunshine" and in New Reno, a pimp can sometimes say "Can she suck a golf ball through a garden hose? Hell, yes."
The Princess Bride (1987)
Trapper Town is the home of way too many rats, a man who will speak of a rodent of unusual size and a timely warning about pig rats and mole rats below the town.
Red Dwarf (1988) (TV Series)
When talking to a doctor about receiving the Dermal Impact Assault Enhancement, he will explain about the hit to Charisma by saying, "All the curves you got are gonna become right angles." To this, the Chosen One can reply that they've always wanted to look like Kryten.
Funny Farm (1988)
In the town of Modoc when going to Rose's Bed and Breakfast, one can enter into the brahmin fry eating contest. Right at breaking the record, it is learned that the brahmin fries are actually brahmin testicles.
They Live (1988)
In Living Color (1990) (TV Series)
In NCR, the guy next to the car tent is a blues player. He says, "I wrote a song about, like to hear it, here it goes" just like Calhoun Tubbs.
Goodfellas (1990)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Reference occurs two times in game, once in a message and another by a character in the game.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
One of the names you can choose as a porn star is "Mr. Pink"
The Simpsons: Cape Feare (1993) (TV Episode)
One of the old ghouls at Broken Hills will occasionally say, "It's cold, and there are wolves after me".
Apollo 13 (1995)
"Houston, we have a problem"
Pinky and the Brain (1995) (TV Series)
In Gecko there is a large intelligent mole rat called "Brain". He has a lust to take over the world.
Toy Story (1995)
"Hey, wait a minute. That's not a Mummy. That's a ghoul. WOODY! Hey WOODY! Is that you?"
Tomb Raider (1996) (Video Game)
A female Chosen One pissing off Stuart Little has him compare her to Lara Croft.
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
When dropping in on the Slags at the Ghost Farm, there is a veiled reference to the Borg when they ask, "...Are you resisting?" and one of the responses is "No, I know resistance is futile..."
Final Fantasy VII (1997) (Video Game)
John Cassidy's dialogue makes a reference to Final Fantasy VII, via one of his floating dialogues which says "Wish I had a Limit Break!"
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
The man in the bathroom in Vault City will occasionally say "Who does Number Two work for?!?!".
South Park (1997) (TV Series)
There are boxes of cheezy poofs in various areas in the game.

Referenced in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #40.14 (2008) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the video game in his review of Fallout 3 (2008) (VG)

Featured in 

Honest Game Trailers: Fallout 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
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Honest Game Trailers: Fallout 4 (2015) (TV Episode)
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
If your luck and perception are high enough, you will encounter a bridge with a bridge keeper and choose a line of conversation that is a parody of the "Bridge Keeper" scene from the Holy Grail
The Blues Brothers (1980)
After recruiting Myron in New Reno, You have a dialogue option beginning with the words: "It's 106 miles to Arroyo, we got a full fusion cell, half a pack of radaway... "
Wall Street (1987)
When visiting the town of Gecko, one of the ghouls will muse upon the nature of greed. He also introduces himself as "Gordon of Gekko" spoofing Micheal Douglas' character.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
At regular intervals in the game, Marcus the mutant will say "check out the big brain on Myron "spoofing a classic Samuel L. Jackson line.
Jerry Maguire (1996)
One of the dialogue options when talking to Ananias, the mystic in the Den, is "Show Me The Mummy!"
Boogie Nights (1997)
After you become a porn star in New Reno the screen tell you "You have become a star. A big bright shining star." which is a spoof of the last line from Boogie Nights.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
In Vault City, when the Chosen One talks to the religious man, they can end the conversation by saying "Go sell crazy somewhere else - we're all stocked up here."

Spoofed in 

Camp Camp: Anti-Social Network (2017) (TV Episode)
Neil's safe has a sticker spoofing Fallout's Vault Boy

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