The Ladykillers (2004) Poster


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Edited into 

The Clock (2010)
syncronizing watches


Sullivan's Travels (1941)
The portrait over the fireplace changes expressions through the movie just like in Sullivan's Travels.
Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)
Othar's portrait is modeled after Alec Guinness in this movie.
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Mrs. Munson hums 'Leaning On The Everlasting Arms' as she writes the check to Bob Jones University.
The Ladykillers (1955)
The same Luigi Boccherini musical piece is used in the same context, as is a portrait of "Othar" (Alec Guinness).
The Comedy of Terrors (1963)
Pickles the cat, accompanying and watching Professor Dorr's "ensemble" in "The Ladykillers", like the cat in "The Comedy of Terrors" the undertakers (Vincent Price & Peter Lorre).
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Gawain paraphrases the Pogue Colonel's line to Private Joker "you'll be standing tall before the man" in his dispute with Mr. Gudge.
Without a Clue (1988)
Professor Dorr & Sherlock Holmes both hanging by their cape from a balustrade.
The Montel Williams Show (1991) (TV Series)
Irma P. Hall says, "We are living in the age of Montel!"
John Wayne Bobbitt Uncut (1994) (Video)
The Marlon Wayans character references the movie John Wayne Bobbit made after his 'accident' when J.K.Simmons' character has his finger blown off.
Gulliver's Travels (1996) (TV Mini-Series)
"What presumption!"
The Cask of Amontillado (1998) (Short)
Professor Dorr suggests using the killing method from this story.
Band of Brothers (2001) (TV Mini-Series)
Tom Hanks (producer of BoB) recites the William Shakespeare passage from which the mini series took its name, but stops right before the line "We band of brothers".

Referenced in 

Comic Relief Does University Challenge (2005) (TV Special)
Reference to the Coen Brothers remake
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Danika (2006)
DVD seen in The Good Guys store
Burn After Reading (2008)
Linda Litzke tells her doctor "My mother had an ass that could pull a bus." In The Ladykillers (2004), also directed by Ethan Coen and Joel Coen , Gawain tells his boss almost the exact same thing; describing a customer: "Mr. Gudge, she had a ass that could pull a bus."
Pretty Little Liars: The Lady Killer (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Groot puts his "fingers" way up a thug's nose to incapacitate him - this was a favorite trick of The General in "The Ladykillers"
Hail, Caesar! (2016)
In the Coen Brothers' earlier movie "The Ladykillers", Professor Dorr uses (the first half of) the communist motto "from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" and, towards the end, tells Lump: "Now is the moment of praxis. Now, Lump, you must act." In "Hail, Caesar!", Professor Marcuse came down from Stanford to teach the communist screenwriters about "direct action, praxis".
Preacher: He Gone (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cassidy as an example of a good Coen brothers' movie.
Pevnost Boyard: Episode #1.3 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jakub Stáfek.


The Jeffersons (1975) (TV Series)
seen on TV in a flashback

Featured in 

At the Movies: Episode #1.8 (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips shown when this film is reviewed.
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
Richard E. Grant on Ealing Comedies: Killer Jokes (2016) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown


Barry Lyndon (1975)
The ongoing "duel" between Garth and Gawain reflects Barry's recurring duelling in "Barry Lyndon". After his duel with Captain Quin Barry is lead to believe that his opponent is dead: Quin's radial artery is checked by a second deceptively stating that he is "quite dead". In "The Ladykillers" the "duelist" himself (Garth) with much emphasis checks his opponent's (Gawain's) more easily palpable carotid artery to obtain assurance of his death, Professor G.H. Dorr subsequently stating: "This is most irregular".
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Homer Stokes speaks of "all those smart-ass folks say we come descended from monkeys". Professor G.H. Dorr: "I was a positive lemur."
Spider-Man (2002)
J.K. Simmons paraphrases the famous line in the Spider-Man franchise (where he played Mr. Jameson): "With great power comes great responsibility."

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