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References 

Top Hat (1935)
A wall-sized poster.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Landlady says, "Tomorrow is another day."
Casablanca (1942)
As he lays dying, Donut says, "This could be the end of a beautiful friendship."
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
"We shall see for whom the bell tolls."
West Side Story (1961)
Entire opening musical sequence where the girlfriend of one gang leader is the sister of the leader of the rival gang.
The Big Boss (1971)
The final battle of Sing and the Axe Gang starts at a flight of stairs. When Sing moves to the ground he hits some gang members and there is a short pause in the attacks. He holds up his open hands, spins around, and settles down and clenches his fists. This is the exact same move Bruce Lee used in Tang shan da xiong (The Big Boss) when he fought the thugs at the ice plant at night.
Boxer from Shantung (1972)
Both films feature axe gangs that number in the hundreds, and also with one man fighting the entire gang
The Godfather (1972)
The Beast says, "I will make you an offer you cannot refuse."
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
The Landlady does the exact same "double knuckle crack" in front of the axe gang leader as Tang Lung did in front of "The Boss" in Meng long guojiang.
One-Armed Boxer (1972)
The Hook Gang In 'One Armed Boxer' was the inspiration for The Axe Gang in 'Kung Fu Hustle'
The Shining (1980)
Blood flooding out the dungeon when Sing went to find the Beast is a homage to blood flooding out of the elevator in Shining
The Blues Brothers (1980)
Two guys with black hats and black sunglasses who claim that they are "actually musicians"...
Raging Bull (1980)
When The Beast is getting punched by the member of the Axe Gang and just responds to each punch by saying "Harder"
Ghostbusters (1984)
During the break in into the mental hospital there is a portal above the building with lightning, just like in ghostbusters.
The Karate Kid (1984)
The little boy who volunteers to fight is labeled "the karate kid."
The Untouchables (1987)
The character Donut while dying gives Sean Connery's final line from The Untouchables, "What are you preparing [sic] to do?"
Forrest Gump (1994)
after Sing defeats the Beast, he spins the flower up in the air, and it floats around until it lands near the mute girl, a'la the feather at the beginning of Forrest Gump
Shaolin Soccer (2001)
The villain stomps a football flat and says "No more soccer!", a clear reference to director Stephen Chow previous film; Shaolin Soccer.
Spider-Man (2002)
When Donut is dying, he says "with great power comes great responsibility" to the landlord and landlady, which Uncle Ben says to Peter Parker as he is dying in Spider-Man

Referenced in 

Kung Fu Mahjong (2005)
There is a female character with buck teeth called overbite jane, similar to buck-tooth jane in Gong fu
The King of Queens: Mild Bunch (2007) (TV Episode)
cover in video store
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Alma Mater (2007) (TV Episode)
one of the shows brought up in the TV show identification duel between Lester and Morgan
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Destructive shouting, simple goals of sidekicks.
Detroit Metal City (2008)
DMC's Boss watches a performance while roughly shoving Alexander Jagi out of her face, just like the Axe Gang boss does to his accountant.
Animation Lookback: DreamWorks Animation Part 5 (2010) (TV Episode)
Kung Fu Panda was originally intended to be a spoof of this film.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Alive and Kicking (2011) (TV Episode)
Honorable mention
Movie Friends - Eine Videothek stellt sich vor (2013) (Video)
Cover was shown.

Featured in 

Troldspejlet: Episode #34.9 (2005) (TV Episode)
DVD release reviewed + footage used
The 63rd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2006) (TV Movie)
clips
2006 MTV Movie Awards (2006) (TV Special)
Nominated, clips shown.

Spoofs 

The Road Runner Show (1966) (TV Series)
When the woman is chasing the thin imposter Hatchet Gang member. Their legs move in blurred-fast-motion. She hits the billboard and slides down.
The Way of the Dragon (1972)
When the land lady threatens the leader of the AXE gang...she is copying Bruce Lee when he threatens the leader of the gang in Return of the Dragon
The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
The Burly Brawl scene is parodied twice in the film.

Spoofed in 

Bet to Basic (2006)
"Beggar" picks out a lollipop-eating boy as having strong bone structure and a powerful aura and offers to sell him a Mahjong Master manual for $20.
CJ7 (2008)
Parodies the flying scenes.
Just Another Pandora's Box (2010)
The girl from CJ7 plays Stephen Chows son as a Kung Fu Kid dressed like Chow in KFH

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