The Deer Hunter (1978) Poster


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Edited into 

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


The Conversation (1974)
John Cazale is playing a character named Stan again.

Referenced in 

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Buddy Hackett/Sally Field/Eubie Blake (1979) (TV Episode)
Johnny mentions the movie's Oscar nominations
Saturday Night Live: Richard Benjamin/Rickie Lee Jones (1979) (TV Episode)
Mentioned on Bill Murray's Celebrity Corner Oscars predictions
Saturday Night Live: Martin Sheen/David Bowie (1979) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Bill Murray on Weekend Update
Sneak Previews: Take 2: The Best Films of the '70s (1979) (TV Episode)
A still is shown. The movie makes Roger Ebert's list of the best movies of the 1970s.
Rapture (1979)
A cinema can be seen in the street announcing several movies (including this one)
Il lupo e l'agnello (1980)
Cuckoo talks about a scene from it.
I'm Photogenic (1980)
An Italian-language poster is visible in Antonio's room
Prisoner: Cell Block H: Episode #1.98 (1980) (TV Episode)
Tony Reid recommends the film to his dad Paul.
The Exterminator (1980)
It is referenced.
The Last Hunter (1980)
The Deer Hunter came out in Italy as Il Cacciatore, this was marketed as a sequel. It's alternative title was Il Cacciatore 2.
Minder: The Beer Hunter (1980) (TV Episode)
Title reference
At the Movies: Platoon/Lady and the Tramp/No Mercy (1986) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Platoon" review.
Sledge Hammer!: The Old Man and the Sledge (1987) (TV Episode)
"I was watching yesterday The Deer Hunter"
Metal Gear (1987) (Video Game)
Series creator Hideo Kojima has stated Solid Snake's signature bandanna was inspired by this film.
Hotel St. Pauli (1988)
Poster on a wall
To Heal a Nation (1988) (TV Movie)
Splendor (1989)
Movieposter can be seen
At the Movies: Jacknife/The Adventures of Baron Munchausen/Skin Deep/Chocolat (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Jacknife" review.
Grand: Deer Hunter (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Bullet in the Head (1990)
Many parts of the story are similar (friends going to Vietnam, getting POWs, coming back totally changed, etc.)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Jungle Goddess (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is this."
At the Movies: Avalon/Listen Up: The Lives of Quincy Jones/Henry & June/Desperate Hours (1990) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Desperate Hours" review.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Catalina Caper (1990) (TV Episode)
Tom: "This is this."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Rocket Attack U.S.A. (1990) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Dish is dish."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Fugitive Alien (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Hey, Chris Walken's playing 'Russian Roulette.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Travellers (1992) (TV Episode)
"This . . ." Crow: "Is this"
The Simpsons: Kamp Krusty (1992) (TV Episode)
When Krusty is captured and brought before Bart.
White Badge (1992)
A movie poster for this film is shown.
Detonator (1993) (TV Movie)
Mike Graham's camos are the same as Robert De Niro's
Indian Summer (1993)
While the group is (literally) treading water, Matthew says "I feel like I'm in a scene from The Deer Hunter," and urges everyone to look up at Stick, who's standing on the pier.
Beavis and Butt-Head: Be All You Can Be (1993) (TV Episode)
Beavis and Butt-Head watch a brief (animated) clip of 'The Deer Hunter'.
True Romance (1993)
Mentioned in Clarence's "That's a Movie" speech.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Christopher Walken has "come back from 'Nam."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Dead Talk Back (1994) (TV Episode)
"This . . ." Mike: "Is this."
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: In the Nam of the Father (1995) (TV Episode)
The Russian roulette scene parodies "The Deer Hunter".
La Haine (1995)
When Snoopy slaps Vinz in the Russian roulette scene
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective: The Reindeer Hunter (1995) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a play on this film title.
NewsRadio: Xmas Story (1995) (TV Episode)
Dave thinks Catherine over-dramatizes Matthew's hurt feelings by saying the situation isn't like "The Deer Hunter"
A Touch of Frost: Unknown Soldiers (1996) (TV Episode)
Poster in Steven's room.
Friends: The One Where Dr. Ramoray Dies (1996) (TV Episode)
Ross and Richard debate characters from this and Coming Home.
Nirvana (1997)
Pinky and the Brain: Pinky & the Brain... And Larry/Where the Deer and the Mouselope Play (1997) (TV Episode)
One of the deer hunters is a Christopher Walken caricature.
Girls' Night (1998)
When Cody mentions he fought in Vietnam, that's the first thing that comes to Dawn's mind.
Spin City: The Deer Hunter (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
Babylon (1998)
Explicit reference in dialogue, using the movie's French title
At the Movies: Remembering Gene Siskel (1999) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert mentions the film (in an archive clip).
Ben & Gunnar (1999) (TV Movie)
One of Gunnar's favourite films.
The Unauthorized 'Star Wars' Story (1999) (Video)
mentioned as Chris Walken's breakthrough (instead of Star Wars)
The Beach (2000)
Beverly Hills, 90210: The Final Proof (2000) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
On the Edge of 'Blade Runner' (2000) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
Gilmore Girls: The Deer Hunters (2000) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Simpsons: Skinner's Sense of Snow (2000) (TV Episode)
While ordering Skinner to humiliate himself, Bart says "Di, di, mau".
Gilmore Girls: Forgiveness and Stuff (2000) (TV Episode)
Emily talks about the tortures shown in this film, wondering if they are the punishments for not filling out the hospital admittance forms.
Inside 'A View to a Kill' (2000) (Video)
Christopher Walken's academy award winning performance is referenced
Phoenix Nights: Episode #1.2 (2001) (TV Episode)
Kenny Senior says Robert De Niro is making a sequel to this film in Rhiw.
Mongoland (2001)
is mentioned in conversation
You Shoot, I Shoot (2001)
A poster of the film is shown hanging on a wall.
Anders Matthesen: Hva' snakker du om? (2001) (Video)
Joke made about the Russian roulette scene.
From Zero to Ten (2002)
A character mentions the film.
'Silent Running': By Director Douglas Trumbull (2002) (Video)
mentioned once
Ghost Dog: A Detective Tail (2003) (TV Movie)
Kyle acts out "The Deer Hunter" while playing a game of charades.
Midsomer Murders: A Tale of Two Hamlets (2003) (TV Episode)
Poster is in bookshop
Becker: Chris' Ex (2003) (TV Episode)
John rents a VHS of this film for his movie night.
'Catch Me If You Can': The Casting of the Film (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Mystic River (2003)
It is referenced.
Walkentalk (2003) (Short)
One of the walkentalkers is dressed like Christopher Walken in the Russian roulette scene.
Garden State (2004)
The movie is referenced when Large is pulled over by Kenny
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun (Simon Pegg) is dressed similarly to Christopher Walken in the final reel - complete with red bandana and rifle
High Chaparall: Gary Busey (2004) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by name
Michael Blanco (2004)
Explicit reference in an acting exercise scene
Wilderness Survival for Girls (2004)
"Where'd you get that? Watching 'The Deer Hunter'?"
Conflict: Vietnam (2004) (Video Game)
The Russian Roulette scene.
Sniper 3 (2004) (Video)
Both feature the same motel room
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
One of the films on the list
Standing Still (2005)
Referenced in dialogue.
Entourage: The Sundance Kids (2005) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.11 (2005) (TV Episode)
correct response in the "Dead Man Walken" category
Jarhead (2005)
The dirty video breakup is taped over a VHS of the Deer Hunter, the opening music can be heard. The Deer Hunter is also, like Jarhead, about the disillusionments of going off to war with one's friends.
True Crime: New York City (2005) (Video Game)
Christopher Walken's character says "It reminds me of a time when I was in Vietnam with a prositute", when he speaks to Marcus about babies crying. This is yet again a scene in which Walken himself was in in the film "The Deer Hunter".
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.205 (2006) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue in "Adam Sandler" category
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Hundred Dollar Baby (2006) (TV Episode)
Charlie's screams of "You're gonna die" directly echo Deniro's during the Russian Roulette scene
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Charlie Goes America All Over Everybody's Ass (2006) (TV Episode)
Frank holds a Russian roulette game in the basement that takes its cue from The Deer Hunter.
Dark Ride (2006)
movie guy mentions it
The Art of Negative Thinking (2006)
Geirr has a poster for the film hanging on the wall of his room.
Kickin' It Old Skool (2007)
while discussing Asian stereotypes, Aki says "Mao!" while holding a hand to his head like a gun
Samantha Who?: The Restraining Order (2007) (TV Episode)
Samantha talks about having just watched the movie.
Superhero Movie (2008)
Picture of Rick's dad wearing a red sash being forced to play Russian roulette by the Vietnamese.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 27 March 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
This film is referenced during a repeat of a 'Great American Culture Quiz' segment.
Saturday Night Live: Christopher Walken/Panic at the Disco (2008) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during Walken Family Reunion
Tropic Thunder (2008)
When Kirk Lazarus is trying to persuade Tugg Speedman to leave the camp, the scene mirrors Robert Deniro's interaction with Christopher Walken towards the end of The Deer Hunter.
Two and a Half Men: Best H.O. Money Can Buy (2008) (TV Episode)
Charlie: "... and DH."
City (2008) (Short)
Link to the huntsman father and Russian Roulette
Al Swearengen Audition Reel (2008) (Video)
The film, in which Robert De Niro starred, is mentioned.
Top Gear: Vietnam Special (2008) (TV Episode)
Theme music used
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.99 (2009) (TV Episode)
Included in an $8,000 question
Reaper: To Sprong, with Love (2009) (TV Episode)
Nina & Ben watch it
Funny People (2009)
Ira jokes that Clark's Chinese exchanges with his kids remind him of The Deer Hunter
American Dad!: In Country... Club (2009) (TV Episode)
While visiting Steve in the hospital following the war reenactment, Stan wears the exact uniform that Robert De Niro's character in The Deer Hunter wore while visiting his wounded army buddy at the veteran hospital.
I Am from Nowhere: The People History Ignored (2009)
Townspeople at the beginning of the film celebrate at "Lemko Hall".
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.97 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $800 clue in the category "Of War"
Archer: Killing Utne (2010) (TV Episode)
A flashback shows Sterling sitting at a table with several dead Viet Cong, holding a gun and dressed exactly like Michael from the film.
Archer: Job Offer (2010) (TV Episode)
Mallory plays Russian roulette with Viet Cong.
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 8 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,200 clue in the category "Stag Films"
Saturday Night Live in the 2000s: Time and Again (2010) (TV Special)
Referenced by Christopher Walken
Children of the Green Dragon (2010)
movie mentioned in dialog
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010) (Video Game)
When you are captured in Laos, you are forced to play Russian Roulette like the Vietnam POWs in the film.
The War You Don't See (2010)
mentioned as exemple of hollywood propaganda
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Actor Oscar Winners (2011) (TV Episode)
Lynda says Robert De Niro got nominated for best actor
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
mentioned by Steven Spielberg when he presented Best Picture
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.113 (2011) (TV Episode)
Bradley Cooper says he was fascinated by the film when he was 12 years old
Mad: TwiGH School Musical/Avenger Time (2011) (TV Episode)
One of the guesses to the deer's charades.
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.6 (2011) (TV Episode)
Gene says that if films such as this don't do well, serious films may have a hard time being made at all
God Bless America (2011)
"Mau!" said during Russian Roulette
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #2.11 (2011) (TV Episode)
Roger mentions the film during the clip from the review of "Full Metal Jacket"
Father's Day (2011)
At the end scene Twink wears a red clothing around his head just like Nick (Christopher Walken) in The Deer Hunter
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.15 (2012) (TV Episode)
Colin Farrell mentions watching the film starring Christopher Walken
Skyfall (2012)
Bond's drinking game with the scorpion is a reference to Christopher Walken in The Deer Hunter, according to director Sam Mendes.
Talaash (2012)
Poster at Armaan & Sonya Kapoor's house
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.145 (2013) (TV Episode)
Film's title is visible on TV listings page during "Headlines"
Father Tom's Memories with Andrew Prine (2013) (Video)
mentioned once
Life Itself (2014)
Title mentioned
Film 2017: Episode dated 30 January 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Out of the Furnace (2013)
Neighbors (2014)
A Delta is dressed up as Michael for the Robert De Niro party.
True Blood: Jesus Gonna Be Here (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: How Bad Is Jack & Jill??? (2014) (TV Episode)
Mark alludes to it.
Massacre at Femur Creek (2014) (Short)
Dialouge referenced
Film 2017: Episode dated 12 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Antonia Quirke when reviewing Life Itself (2014)
The Blacklist: The Deer Hunter (No. 93) (2015) (TV Episode)
Episode title reference.
Coronation Street: Episode #1.8606 (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions the film.
Falco: Sous les cendres (2015) (TV Episode)
Falco mentions the film
The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 2 (2015) (TV Episode)
references throughout
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Zac Efron/Fran Lebowitz/Amazing Grace (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Zac Efron during the Egg Russian Roulette game
Even Lambs Have Teeth (2015)
The girls ask the sheriff if he has seen this movie.
Geeks Who Drink: Retta vs. Robert Buckley (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a Christopher Walken film
500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Movies" category
The Oscars (2017) (TV Special)
mentioned by Jimmy Kimmel while talking about Meryl Streep
Kong: Skull Island (2017)
"Diti mao!"
Jonny's Sweet Revenge (2017)
Mentioned in dialogue.
The Cinema Snob: Sex and the City 2 (2017) (TV Episode)
"Is it trying to match the wedding scene from The Deer Hunter?"
The Question Jury: Episode #2.14 (2017) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Nick.
Cash Trapped: Episode #2.19 (2017) (TV Episode)
Question subject.
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #10.26 (2017) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
De slimste mens ter wereld: Episode #12.14 (2018) (TV Episode)
Answer to a question; still shown
1st Viewing: The Country Bears (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.

Featured in 

Sneak Previews: Take 2: Vietnam Movies (1980) (TV Episode)
Clip shown
At the Movies: Is Hollywood Selling War to Kids? (1986) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown. Cited for its message: War is hell.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Slaying the Dragon (1988) (TV Movie)
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
The Car's the Star: 1959 Cadillac (1994) (TV Episode)
excerpts shown
At the Movies: Villains: So Bad, They're Good (1995) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown.
The Universal Story (1996) (TV Movie)
clip shown
One Eight Seven (1997)
Clifton Collins Jr. watches the movie. Near the end, he plays a game of Russian roulette with Samuel L. Jackson, mentioning the movie.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: America's Greatest Movies (1998) (TV Special)
The Deer Hunter is #79.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies (2001) (TV Special)
The Deer Hunter is #30.
The Spirit of America (2001) (Short)
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
film clip shown in documentary
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
Realising 'The Deer Hunter': An Interview with Michael Cimino (2003) (Video)
(documentary includes segments from THE DEER HUNTER)
Playing 'The Deer Hunter': An Interview with John Savage (2003) (Video)
footage from THE DEER HUNTER shown during the interview
Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) (TV Movie)
clips featured
The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Hollywood Vietnam (2005) (TV Movie)
Featured on the Vietnam War movie documentary.
Jarhead (2005)
few seconds shown on a TV screen
Liubi (2005)
The Deer Hunter is shown on television, on Petros' house.
De Niro: A Self Portrait (2007) (TV Short)
movie discussed and clips shown
20 to 1: Amazing Moments in Music (2007) (TV Episode)
Clip of Christopher Walken's scene shown in a segment on the music video of Weapon Of Choice, in which he starred.
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies: 10th Anniversary Edition (2007) (TV Movie)
The Deer Hunter is #53.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
Featured in Best Picture montage.
The Cinema Snob: Bad Movie Cinema Snob: McBain (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced among Christopher Walken's work
These Amazing Shadows (2011)
Clips from this film are shown in These Amazing Shadows.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Christopher Walken Performances (2012) (TV Episode)
Cpl. Nick Chevotarevich is #1.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Real-Life Crimes Inspired by Movies and TV (2013) (TV Episode)
The real-life crime inspired by The Deer Hunter is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Heart Stopping Movie Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
The Russian roulette scene in The Deer Hunter gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Best Picture Oscar-Winning Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Deer Hunter gets an honorable mention.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies of the 1970s (2014) (TV Episode)
The Deer Hunter is #9.
The Greatest Ever War Films (2014) (TV Movie)
Number 25 in the Countdown
WatchMojo: Top 10 One-Hit Wonder Movie Directors (2015) (TV Episode)
Michael Cimino, the director of The Deer Hunter, is #8.
The Cinema Snob: Heaven's Gate: Part 1 (2015) (TV Episode)
one of Cimino's other movies
Loose Canon: Oscar Bait: A History (2016) (TV Episode)
The film is discused and clips are shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies That Depict Mental Illness (2016) (TV Episode)
The Deer Hunter is #10.
74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Meryl Streep.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Tense Movie Scenes Without Music (2017) (TV Episode)
Russian Roulette is #5.
Honest Trailers: The Oscars 2018 (2018) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
The Oscars (2018) (TV Special)
Seen in 90 Years of Oscars montage

Spoofed in 

Dancing Master (1979)
The Russian roulette scene in The Deer Hunter was spoofed.
I'm Photogenic (1980)
Antonio spoofs the Russian Roulette scene
The Comic Strip Presents...: War (1983) (TV Episode)
Spoofs the Russian Roulette scene.
Meet the Feebles (1989)
Russian Roulette spoof
High School High (1996)
Playing Russian roulette with an Asian guy while having people betting around him.
Daria: The Daria Hunter (1998) (TV Episode)
The episode title is a pun on the film.
The Simpsons: Simpson Tide (1998) (TV Episode)
Two Vietnamese guys force Krusty and Skinner to play Russian Roulette but Moe stops them.
Deer Avenger (1998) (Video Game)
10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Heath Ledger's lip syncing serenade of "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" mimics Christopher Walken's singing of it during a pool game in The Deer Hunter.
Deer Avenger 2: Deer in the City (1999) (Video Game)
Sunday's Game (1999) (Short)
Old ladies enjoy a game of Russian roulette.
Deer Avenger 3D (2000) (Video Game)
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
Russian Roulette scene
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect (2005) (Video Game)
Playable character 'the Deerhaunter'
Life of the Party (2005)
Michael plays Russian roulette (after palming the bullet).
Jekyll + Hyde (2006) (Video)
Jekyll forces a captive to play Russian roulette and plays along with him.
That Mitchell and Webb Look: Episode #1.6 (2006) (TV Episode)
In the Wordwang sketch, when the board spins around, the people on the other side are re-enacting the Russian roulette scene from The Deer Hunter.
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) (Video)
Playing Russian roulette with horse sperm
Tropic Thunder (2008)
When Kirk Lazarus is trying to persuade Tugg Speedman to leave the camp, the comic scene mirrors Robert Deniro's interaction with Christopher Walken towards the end of The Deer Hunter.
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.6 (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in "Walken's Crisps"
The Starter Wife: Mollywood (2008) (TV Episode)
Spoofed in one of Molly's fantasies.
Archie's Final Project (2009)
Russian Roulette scene renacted
Everybody Hates Chris: Everybody Hates Spring Break (2009) (TV Episode)
the Russian roulette scene is recreated
Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Diddy-Dirty Money (2010) (TV Episode)
The deer from "The Deer Hunter" appears on "La Rivista della Telivisione" to enact revenge on Robert De Niro and is killed when he throws a pencil into its neck.
Rude Tube: Mashed 'n' Mixed (2011) (TV Episode)
The Deer Hunter/Teletubbies spoof.
Odisseia: Não Foi por Mal! (2013) (TV Episode)
The russian roulette scene is reenacted.
The Kirk Show: Punchstarter (2013) (TV Episode)
The Russian Roulette scene directly references a similar scene with Christopher Walken.
Documentary Now!: Mr. Runner Up: My Life as an Oscar Bridesmaid, Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Spoofed as "Back from Vietnam and Upset"

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