American Gigolo (1980) Poster


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Pickpocket (1959)
Curse of the Devil (1973)
Seen on a theatre marquee (as 'Curse of the Devil'
Phantasm (1979)
Seen on a theatre marquee
The Warriors (1979)
Poster seen when Julian is followed by Stratton's intern
Norma Rae (1979)
seen on a movie theater marquee
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
seen on a movie theater marquee
Breaking Away (1979)
seen on a movie theater marquee

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Elliott Gould/Gary Numan (1980) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Father Guido Sarducci while wating for Richard Nixon
D.C. Cab (1983)
The Party Animal (1984)
Poster can be seen behind the secretary's desk
Charade (1984) (Short)
Miami Vice: Nobody Lives Forever (1985) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Izzy
At the Movies: Crossover Dreams/Maxie/Mishima/Plenty (1985) (TV Episode)
In the discussion of "Mishima" (1985), Roger Ebert mentions that Paul Schrader also directed this movie.
Demon Queen (1987) (Video)
Video case is shown in a video store.
A Word in your Era: Episode #1.5 (1992) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned during Casanova's introduction
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Theory of Flight (1998)
mentioned by Bonham-Carter's character
Killer Flick (1998)
The movie is used as an example of a movie which shows male genitals
Two Ninas (1999)
The Best of Film Noir (1999) (Video)
Poster shown.
The Steve Harvey Show: African-American Gigolo (2000) (TV Episode)
Episode title.
Sex at 24 Frames Per Second (2003) (Video)
one-sheet poster displayed
Scarface: Creating (2003) (Video)
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Referenced by name
101 Biggest Celebrity Oops (2004) (TV Special)
Actors turn down roles: John Travolta - "American Gigolo"
Biography: Richard Gere (2004) (TV Episode)
Clips within Show
Penn & Teller: Bullshit!: Holier Than Thou (2005) (TV Episode)
Penn mentions movie.
Gilmore Girls: I Get a Sidekick Out of You (2006) (TV Episode)
The participants of the bachelorette party intend to go see the film.
Relative Strangers (2006)
guess during Charades
Film Noir: Bringing Darkness to Light (2006) (Video)
Paul Schrader is credited as the Writer of this film.
An Officer and a Gentleman: 25 Years Later (2007) (Video)
The movie is brought up when discussing Richard Gere
I polykatoikia: Itan mia fora ena thriller... (2008) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Jazz Singer (2009) (TV Episode)
other successful films from 1980 are mentioned
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Finals: Game 1 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,000 clue in the category "On the 1980s Movie Soundtrack"
Psych: Chivalry Is Not Dead... But Someone Is (2010) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "In order to get into the mindset of the victim, I rented 'American Gigolo' last night."
Celebrity Naked Ambition (2011) (TV Movie)
Talked about
Supernatural: Slash Fiction (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean calls Bobby "Richard Gere" when he has a woman over
The Newsroom: 5/1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Maggie sarcastically calls Jim, "American Gigolo".
The Graham Norton Show: Richard Gere/John Malkovich/Saoirse Ronan/Taylor Swift (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned shortly and a still is shown.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.29 (2013) (TV Episode)
The Chelsea Lately Offkey Singers sing about Richard Gere's full frontal nudity.
Suits: I Want You to Want Me (2013) (TV Episode)
Donna mentions American Gigolo and Richard Gere.
500 Questions: Episode #1.3 (2015) (TV Episode)
referenced in question in "Classic Fashion" category
MovieBerto: American Gigolo (2015) (TV Episode)
Discussed film of the episode
The Cinema Snob: Staying Alive (2015) (TV Episode)
Snob references that John Travolta turned down this movie which eventually went to Richard Gere.
Wicked City: Pilot (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Vicki
The Cinema Snob: Oh! Heavenly Dog (2016) (TV Episode)
"You're right, movie, I should be watching American Gigolo instead."
Family Guy: American Gigg-olo (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Talk Show the Game Show: I'll Burn It Down (2017) (TV Episode)
Julian McCullough mentions this movie by name
My Music: The '80s (2017) (TV Special)
referenced in introduction to Blondie's "Call Me" video
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Ethan Hawke/Toni Collette/Jeff Arcuri (2018) (TV Episode)
Ethan Hawke mentions that Paul Schrader wrote this film
Luke Cage: Straighten It Out (2018) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Comanche.

Featured in 

Blondie: Call Me - Version 1 (1980) (Video)
Clips shown
I Love the '80s Strikes Back: 1980 (2003) (TV Episode)
Clips from the film are shown while the cast comment on it.
100 Greatest Sexy Moments (2003) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Mini-Series)
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
Elvis Mitchell: Under the Influence: Richard Gere (2008) (TV Episode)
A clip featuring guest Richard Gere is shown.
Starz Inside: Fashion in Film (2008) (TV Movie)
Clips shown.
20 to 1: Hollywood's Hot List (2009) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a segment on Richard Gere.
Starz Inside: Sex and the Cinema (2009) (TV Movie)
Clips featured.
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: European New Wave (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
50 Years of Bad Sex (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown to illustrate points

Spoofed in 

Hollywood Gigolo (1986)
Film's title is a takeoff on the mainstream film's title.

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