High Plains Drifter (1973) Poster


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Remade as 

The Stranger (1995) (Video)


Referenced in 

Massage Parlor Murders! (1973)
Title seen on movie theater marquee.
Breezy (1973)
Frank and Breezy go to a screening of "High Plains Drifter", also directed by Clint Eastwood in 1973.
Columbo: Double Exposure (1973) (TV Episode)
title on Magnolia Theater marquee
Earthquake (1974)
Two Senoritas (1975)
The title is advertised on a marquee.
Baretta: The Ninja (1976) (TV Episode)
title appears on Magnolia Theatre marquee
Stone Cold Dead (1979)
Poster seen outside of movie theater.
Clint Eastwood: Director (1982) (TV Short)
mentioned once
The A-Team: When You Comin' Back, Range Rider?: Part 1 (1983) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Gus
Pale Rider (1985)
The Wraith (1986)
A Princesa Xuxa e os Trapalhões (1989)
The Nameless Wanderer character references this film's Brazilian title, "A Nameless Stranger".
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Pod People (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Sounds like music from the 'High Plains Drifter.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Warrior of the Lost World (1993) (TV Episode)
The High Plains Loser!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) (TV Episode)
Tom: "It's like 'High Plains Drifter,' what with the red buildings and such."
Animaniacs: Moby or Not Moby/Mesozoic Mindy/The Good, the Boo and the Ugly (1993) (TV Episode)
Woman calls Boo a 'high plains drifter.'
Frasier: High Crane Drifter (1996) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Projected Man (1998) (TV Episode)
Tom: "High Plains Matron"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pumaman (1998) (TV Episode)
Tom: "High Plains Weenie"
Diggin' Up 'Bones' (2002) (Video)
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 (2004)
The Bride walking through the desert is an homage to the opening title sequence of this film.
High Plains Recycler (2005) (Short)
title reference
High Plains Winter (2006) (Short)
title reference
Veronica Mars: The Rapes of Graff (2006) (TV Episode)
"high plains drifters"
Feasting on Asphalt: High Plains Feaster (2006) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Missionary Man (2007)
Quoted as such by Dolph Lundgren.
High Plains Invaders (2009) (TV Movie)
title reference/Western theme
Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare (2010) (Video Game)
The Coot's Chapel map in Undead Overrun is named "High Brains Drifter".
Random Acts of Violence (2012)
Mentioned in dialogue
Hemlock Grove: Hello, Handsome (2013) (TV Episode)
Letha Godfrey says, "you do know we're in high school and not a Clint Eastwood movie," to Peter Rumancek. He then asks her, "you ever seen High Plains Drifter (1973)?"
Adjust Your Tracking (2013)
Video case is shown.
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: Pinkie Pride (2014) (TV Episode)
"I never did get that pony's name!"
Chocolate Strawberry Vanilla (2014)
Poster on kitchen cabinet.
While We're Young (2014)
A VHS copy of the film is seen.
Blackcatloner: Red Hook High School Drifter (2016) (TV Episode)
The title "Red Hook High School Drifter" is a variation of this movie's title.
Showdown at the Dirt Cheap Liquor & Grocery (2016) (Short)
quoted by Ike
All the Money in the World (2017)
Italian poster seen
Ruben Brandt, Collector (2018)
A straight razor from the film is encased in Mike's table.
The Punisher: Trouble the Water (2019) (TV Episode)
Dobbs: "Remember that old western were a stranger comes to town and he's a ghost or the devil or something?"

Featured in 

Earthquake (1974)
High Plains Drifter is showing at the cinema when the big earthquake hits
The Woman Who Dreamed (1987)
Anna watches it on television.
Stay Tuned (1992)
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
clip shown
ER: Man with No Name (2005) (TV Episode)
A fragment of this film is shown in this episode
The Slanted Screen (2006)
very short clip with Clint Eastwood
About Time (2013)
Watched on TV
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You Should Watch If You Liked Red Dead Redemption 2 (2018) (TV Episode)
High Plains Drifter gets an honorable mention.

Spoofed in 

Stay Tuned (1992)

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