Observe and Report (2009)
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.
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.
Charles works at Captain Orlander's, the restaurant that Fred Simmons likes in The Foot Fist Way
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Lightsaber mentioned in a rather over-the-top song lyric.
Ronnie fights the police as "The Hero" from this movie plays.
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 letter from Mexico is a spoof of the letter in Shawshank.