Punch-Drunk Love (2002) Poster


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The Band Wagon (1953)
The white dress worn by Lena resembles the one worn by Cyd Charisse.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
When Barry punches his office wall then rests a bloody hand on his piano, the cuts on his knuckles spell the word "love."
Shoot the Piano Player (1960)
The female love interest, a woman of mystery, is called Lena in both films; the chase scenes are similarly frenetic and show the protagonist fleeing haphazardly through the streets.
A Woman Is a Woman (1961)
Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) wears a blue suit amid a monochromatic set. P.T. Anderson has said Godard's "A Woman Is a Woman" was the influence.
Playtime (1967)
The Graduate (1967)
Taxi Driver (1976)
Asteroids (1979) (Video Game)
Arcade game seen in the background in Trumbell's office.
Popeye (1980)
Barry says "Business is very food," referencing the song "Everything Is Food." The song, "He Needs Me," plays prominently throughout the film.
Short Cuts (1993)
Both films feature a phone-sex operator who has a young child in her home
Happy Gilmore (1996)
In a heated moment in Happy Gilmore, Adam Sandler gives a memorable line by shouting "ANSWER ME!" which he also gives in Punch Drunk Love in a heated moment when confronting Phillip Hoffman on his business
Boogie Nights (1997)
Magnolia (1999)
The phone number given by Barry Egan (Adam Sandler) to the phone sex hotline is 818-775-3993 which was the phone number of the A to Z pharmacy in this movie.
Wonder Boys (2000)

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill (2002) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Weekend Update.
An Evening with Kevin Smith (2002) (Video)
Smith mentions that P.T. Anderson got his physical before doing a film with Adam Sandler.
Blossoms & Blood (2003) (Video)
Mattress Man Commercial (2003) (Video)
50 First Dates (2004)
in Lucy's studio there's a picture of Adam Sandler from the Punch Drunk Love movie poster
South Park: AWESOM-O (2004) (TV Episode)
Punch-Drunk Billionaire is an idea for an Adam Sandler movie title
In Good Company (2004)
In a cafe, Scarlett Johannson is reading a book with Punch-Drunk Love on the cover.
Film Geek (2005)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Rhapsody (2006) (Short)
last scene is homage to Punch Drunk Love
American Dad!: Iced, Iced Babies (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Stan.
The Holiday (2006)
Movie That Iris Pulls Out At Amanda's House
The King of Queens: Mild Bunch (2007) (TV Episode)
cover in video store
Down by the Riverside (2007)
The title image from pdl is replicated in Down by the Riverside when two characters embrace under a balcony in silhouette
One Minutes (2009)
References car door shot.
Brief Film Reviews: My DVD/Blu-Ray Collection (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD cover shown.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.5 (2011) (TV Episode)
Ignatiy says the film is one of Adam Sandler's few films of recent years that wasn't an excuse for him to hang out with his friends
Bad Movie Beatdown: Grown Ups (2011) (TV Episode)
cataloguing Adam Sandler's career
Punch Drunk Love: Scene Remake (2012) (Short)
scene remake
At the Movies: Venice Film Festival 2012 (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Margaret Pomeranz in a segment on The Master as another movie made by Paul Thomas Anderson.
Jessie: Punched Dumped Love (2013) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Bad Movie Beatdown: I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2013) (TV Episode)
discussing Sander's more serious projects
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.177 (2013) (TV Episode)
The phrase "punch drunk lug" in reference to a story about a man with anger management issues.
Film '72: Episode #44.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Inherent Vice (2014)
Nostalgia Critic: Pixels (2015) (TV Episode)
Sandler was in this
La La Land (2016)
The shot where Sebastian and Mia walk up to each other and kiss in the shadows while people are walking by.
The Woman Who Came to Dinner
A brilliant lesson in how to photograph people at a dinner table.


Popeye (1980)

Featured in 

Jon Brion: Here We Go (2002) (Video)
clips shown
Fuck (2005)
Features clip from the movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.66 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Adam Sandler films
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.83 (2011) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Adam Sandler films
Music Movies: Popeye (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip shown when discussing "He Needs Me."
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
Renegade Cut: Punch-Drunk Love (2016) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed


The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Adam Sandler's character (a coward) runs along a corridor and throws himself out on to a road, in an identical way that the Cowardly Lion runs along a corridor and throws himself through a window - screaming.

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