Observe and Report (2009) Poster


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Taxi Driver (1976)
Jody Hill has described his initial inspiration for Observe and Report as wanting to do a comedic version of Taxi Driver. There are numerous references throughout, like Ronnie having to restart his spoken manifesto in mid-sentence.
Miller's Crossing (1990)
Seth Rogen tells Danny McBride to "look into your heart" as McBride points a gun at Rogen, the same line John Turturro says to Gabriel Byrne.
The Foot Fist Way (2006)
Charles works at Captain Orlander's, the restaurant that Fred Simmons likes in The Foot Fist Way

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Seth Rogen/Phoenix (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during monologue
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned By Ellen by a Film to be reviewed the next week
Half in the Bag: Super and The Watchman (2011) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013) (TV Movie)
Mentioned by Jeff Ross.
The Cinema Snob: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2015) (TV Episode)
"You wanna impress me? Rip off Seth Rogen's character from"

Featured in 

The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The American/Going the Distance/Machete (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay Cliche segment
Hollywood's Top Ten: Mall Madness (2010) (TV Episode)


Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977)
Lightsaber mentioned in a rather over-the-top song lyric.
Flash Gordon (1980)
Ronnie fights the police as "The Hero" from this movie plays.
Goodfellas (1990)
Numerous references: Ray Liotta repeating many nuances, Ronnie ramming Patton Oswalt's head into an oven, Ronnie mimicking Joe Pesci's shooting style, Harrison beating Ronnie's head into the ground.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The letter from Mexico is a spoof of the letter in Shawshank.

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