About Schmidt (2002) Poster



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Citizen Kane (1941)
Opening sequence of Woodman Building meant to resemble opening shots of Xanadu.
Psycho (1960)
Easy Rider (1969)
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Scene of Nicholson and waitress meant to echo diner scene but it was cut after previews.
Being There (1979)
Batman (1989)
Misery (1990)
Scene of Nicolson in bedroom with Bates meant to echo earlier film,
Citizen Ruth (1996)
Fargo (1996)
Election (1999)
Sideways (2004)
Passes by movie theatre with "Sideways" playing, Payne's next film

Referenced in 

The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
In Defense of Lemmings (2004) (Video)
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
DVD is shown in a store.
American Dad!: The Best Christmas Story Never (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stan
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
DVD is shown.
Cleanflix (2009)
Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Family Guy: Something, Something, Something, Dark Side (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Luke while talking to Yoda
Bob's Burgers: Bed & Breakfast (2011) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.18 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christy mentions that Alexander Payne directed the film
The Dirties (2013)
Poster is shown in Matt's room.
Bad Movie Beatdown: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2013) (TV Episode)
also written by Alexander Payne and Jim Taylor
Family Guy: Mom's the Word (2014) (TV Episode)
Peter is Kathy Bates' butt double and gets in a tub
Nostalgia Critic: Does "American Beauty" Still Hold Up? (2014) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie was shown as an example of another movie that explores self identity.
TruInside: Election (2016) (TV Episode)
Movie poster shown
Similar narrative style, genre


Guiding Light (1952) (TV Series)
On TV in Warrn's bedroom
The Private Navy of Sgt. O'Farrell (1968)
Scene with Bob hope broadcast on Warren's television

Featured in 

The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Siskel & Ebert: The Best of 2002 (2003) (TV Episode)
Roeper's #8 pick.
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
Best! Movies! Ever!: Weddings (2006) (TV Episode)
clips are featured to illustrate the best movie wedding scenes
Best! Movies! Ever!: Road Trips (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the best road movies
De wereld draait door: Episode #5.33 (2009) (TV Episode)
A fragment featuring Jack Nicholson is shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Scariest Performances (2010) (TV Episode)
the Critic groans in disgust at Kathy Bates' topless scene and says "at least you weren't cast in About Schmidt."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.81 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is included in a montage of Kathy Bates films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.45 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip shown in montage of Kathy Bates films

Spoofed in 

Family Guy: The Father, the Son and the Holy Fonz (2005) (TV Episode)
when Stewie takes a bath with Kathy Bates

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