Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Charlie and his mother Marilyn sing the theme song.
"Fists of fury" mentioned
Aside from the depression/medication/suicide undertones, the Harold & Maude theme song by Cat Stevens, "If You Wanna Sing Out, Sing Out" is sung by characters in two scenes.
mentioned in lyrics
Murphy's shirt says "a kid who tells on another kid is a dead kid"; the protagonist is arrested while students vandalize school property
Charlie and Susan talking in the car is reminscient of Sam and Farmer Ted's conversation in Sixteen Candles.
Len runs down the corridor shouting "88 miles per hour!"
Kip's attempted suicide unravelling the drug ring is similiar to the suicide that brought down Hard Harry in Pump Up the Volume (1990).
mentioned in dialogue
Referenced in dialogue
Movie features a cameo of an Asian man named Phuck
theme heard on TV
Charlie and Kit play the game.
shown being played
Clips shown for the review.