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References 

My Friend Flicka (1943)
There's a character named Flicka who is later referred to as "my friend, my friend Flicka."
Lady in the Lake (1947)
One of the chapters is called "The Lady in the Lake", a reference to the movie with the same title.
Sunset Blvd. (1950)
Opens with a shot of the protagonist, from the point of view of the bottom of a pool.
Dragnet (1951) (TV Series)
Harry's hotel room number is 714, an allusion to Joe Friday's badge number.
Thunderball (1965)
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a song from the Thunderball soundtrack.
Kiss Kiss - Bang Bang (1966)
title reference
Sesame Street (1969) (TV Series)
Elmo is mentioned
The Exorcist (1973)
Statue of demon Pazuzu at entrance to "freak" party Harry arrives at, flying high on Demerol.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
The title of the last "Chapter" of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is "Farewell, My Lovely"
Xanadu (1980)
While reading a cast list for another film, Gay Perry mentions Michael Beck was the lead in "Xanadu." Joel Silver was the producer for that movie as well.
Police Academy (1984)
Perry says his mom gave him his gun (as a gift)
The Natural (1984)
The bat with "Wonder Girl" is a reference to the "Wonder Boy" bat from "The Natural"
Night of the Creeps (1986)
During the opening party scene Gay Perry responds to a request with the phrase "Thrill Me". In the film Night of the Creeps Det. Cameron answers the phone with this line throughout the movie. The directors of both films were once writing partners.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Harry reads a script sample of "go spit."
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Robert Downey Jr. mentions the unnecessary closeup on Tomas Arana in it
The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
Perry keeps a gun in a particular area, Brian Cox's character keeps a gun in the same area and both characters reference the fact that most men will avoid that area in pat downs. Both films are written by Shane Black.
Lord of the Cockrings (2002) (Video)
Michelle Monaghan shows the cassette to Robert Downey Jr. and he remarks "Lord of the Cockrings'? But the tape has been actually taped over.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.) : "Don't worry, I saw Lord of the Rings. I'm not going to end this 17 times."

Referenced in 

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Kiss Kiss, Bye Bye (2006) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Kiss Kiss, Bang Bangalore (2006) (TV Episode)
similar title
Veronica Mars: Postgame Mortem (2007) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned
Kingdom of the Vampire (2007) (Video)
Sign seen in video store showing date when movie will be available.
Getaway: Episode #17.11 (2008) (TV Episode)
A DVD of this movie is shown in a promotion of other movies starring Robert Downey Jr. available at BigPond Movies.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Fired Up! (2009)
mentioned by nick
Cleanflix (2009)
DVD cover
Pan Am: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2011) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Psych: Autopsy Turvy (2012) (TV Episode)
In the episode, while dancing Henry (Corbin Bersen) is asked "Can I call you Captain Magic?" In 'Kiss Kiss Bang Bang", right after he is shot Dexter (Corbin Bersen) exclaims "Captain Fucking Magic!"
Best of the Worst: The Killer Eye, They Bite, and Xtro (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: The Wheel of the Worst (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #2 (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
While cruising around San Andreas, the player will often hear several people say the words " F*** you Maricon!
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #3 (2013) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #4 (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Scandal: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #5 (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
The Awesomes: Secret Santa (2014) (TV Episode)
A TV news story is captioned "Kids Kids Bang Bang"
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #6 (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #7 (2014) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #8 (2015) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #9 (2015) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #10 (2016) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
The Nice Guys (2016)
During March's opening monologue about the downturn of society, a porno theatre in the background is playing "Bang Bang Kiss Kiss".
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #11 (2016) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #12 (2016) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Best of the Worst: Wheel of the Worst #13 (2016) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
Talking with Chris Hardwick: Michelle Monaghan (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Chris Hardwick when introducing Michelle Monaghan. They later talk about director Shane Black and Monaghan's experience while shooting the film.

Features 

Santa Claus (1959)
Blackout (1985) (TV Movie)
Contains brief footage of Michael Beck.
Dead Aim (1987)
footage of Corbin Bernsen. His character, an actor in the 80's, portrayed "Johnny Gossamer".

Featured in 

Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips of mistakes shown
Seriesly: Thunderball (2015) (TV Episode)
Clips shown

Spoofs 

RoboCop (1987)
The "ProtoCop" TV series and the character's costume
L.A. Confidential (1997)
Harry's game of Russian roulette while asking the suspect "Where is the girl?"

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