The World's End (2013)
"We'll always have the disabled" is a comic variation on the romantic sign-off "We'll always have Paris."
Audio clip near the beginning title which describes the fast-talking star, Tommy Handley, of the radio series which this film is based on.
"Modern Art" recalls Gort.
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The song "Summer's Magic", a remixed version of the show's theme song, is played in the opening scene.
The World's End features "Loaded" by Primal Scream which samples Heavenly Blues' "We wanna be free!" speech. The dialogue from The Wild Angels can be heard in Edgar Wright's movie.
Gary has same quote of Wyatt's: "We want to be free! We want to be able to do what we want to do! We want to get loaded, and we want to have a good time. So that's what we're gonna do. We're gonna have a good time."
Gary says "Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!" to Sam.
In the scene where he beats up the Blank of the school bully, Pete (Eddie Marsan) grabs a branch off a tree and starts repeatedly smacking him on the back, almost identically to a famous scene performed by John Cleese in this episode of Fawlty Towers.
The character Oliver Chamberlain, played by Martin Freeman, has a birthmark shaped like the number 6 and is called "O-man." In The Omen, Damien Thorn has a birthmark shaped like three sixes.
When Gary enters the pub with the robots, the bartender says they won't be served. At the Mos Eisley bar, the bartender does the same when Luke enters with the droids.
The way the blanks scream when they see humans is in reference to the pod people.
Referring to his car, Gary says "Then let's get this antique on the road show"
"We're getting the band back together."
Survivors must prove to each other that they are still human.
The list of fix-ups to "The Beast" is almost the same list of fix-ups when the Ecto-1 is first purchased.
Reference to Bishop's knife-between-fingers trick.
The blanks' plan for conformity and their methods of congregation echo the aliens in John Carpenter's film.
Stephen descending through the Network's light via flagrope mirrors the shot of Marty hanging from the flagrope off the DeLorean as the light from it's hover mechanism shines down.
The sustained service bell ring in the hotel reception when the boys check in is an homage to the service bell in Barton Fink.
In the last scene of the movie, when Gary says "They call me the king", he strikes the same pose as Aragorn.
The King's Head (The 10th Pub) is originially mentioned in Shaun of Dead when Ed (Nick Frost) is trying to plan a similar all day drinking marathon to cheer up Shaun (Simon Pegg)
An absurd conversation with a disembodied being from another planet. Also features Martin Freeman.
Simon Pegg's Gary King holds his forehead in pain after hitting it against a post. This nods to the brain freeze reaction in Hot Fuzz.
"Modern Art" recalls The Destroyer.
During the Cross Hands fight, Andy breaks the back of a blank youth in the same fashion Bane breaks Batman's back.
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"Drink up, let's boo boo!"
The third in the Cornetto trilogy that 'Shaun' and 'Fuzz' are a part of
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Parodies the title, also the World's End pub sign is similar to the movie poster, and the premise of aliens replacing humans is similar.