At the conclusion, as Brendan is recounting to Laura his knowledge of her involvement in Emily's death and the complexities which followed, he tells her "It's duck soup."
In both movies, the hero argues with a guy who can only retort "Oh, yeah?"
In both movies, the protagonist says to the femme fatale following a moment of softness, "Now you are dangerous."
The silhouette of a woman slapping a man references the cabaret show in Rififi.
The third time Brendan visits Kara in her theater dressing room she is dressed in Liza Minnelli's Sally Bowles costume from 'Cabaret' (black tights and bowler hat). She also performs part of Liza's dance from 'Mein Herr', seated backwards on a chair, she swings her leg over the chair back.
when the protagonist has a bandage on his nose.
The shot when Brendan looks into Tug's car to ask to see The Pin, it's a near match to the shot in Heat where Vincent Hanna asks Neil McCauley if he wants to get a cup of coffee on the freeway when they first meet.
Johnson has stated that he used the series as a visual, stylistic influence.
newspaper that shows "Local Girl Missing" includes an article to the left that gives a plot summary for the pilot episode of Pamela Anderson's "V.I.P." (1998)
At the 'Halloween in January' party, when Brendan enter, a girl wearing a red and black dress pulling a cooler can be seen. In the movie 'May', the main character dresses as her doll, in a red and black dress for Halloween, and packs a cooler with body parts to build her own doll.
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Onscreen crawl of movies edited by Cleanflix
Poster visible in Eddie's room
Cited by Lisa at the LaSelle estate meeting with Camille, Will LaSelle, Annabel and Rick in relation to Rick's LSD and Ecstasy drug dealing.