Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
Clips from this are shown as part of the documentary.
Like Jeff Markham from the earlier film, Max Bercovicz uses the name "Bailey" as his longtime alias
When young Noodles is arrested, he is put in a paddywagon and driven off--framed exactly as Antoine is in the 400 blows.
Both these titles of movies by Leone are based on the "Once upon a time..." expression. In both the Italian titles: "C'era una volta..."
Ending on a close up of a person (lit by candles) forgetting thier worries in an opium den. A store with a sign that says "Altman's" is seen less than 2 minutes later.
The 4 gang members enter the hospital dressed in costume to The Thieving Magpie, the same as the gang of 4 in a clockwork orange breaking into the house of the cat woman dressed in costume with The Thieving Magpie playing.
Sam Peckinpah film features a lengthy scene involving a suitcase full of money in a train station locker.
Johnny comments on Robert De Niro's new movie
A billboard promoting this film is shown when Chilly D and Magick are dancing in the city.
VHS seen at video store
VHS box seen on shelf at Eddie's Video Store.
Referenced during the "Last Exit to Brooklyn" review.
The "endless" ringing of the phone at Tom Reagan's apartment
Both the films show the events that occurred before and after a "well planned heist that had gone wrong", omitting whatever happened in between, during the actual crime
A VHS of this movie can be seen.
The briefcase scenes in Pulp Fiction directly reference those in Once Upon a Time in America.
The rape scene is mentioned.
Referenced during the "L.A. Confidential" review.
Ordell: "I'm not asking you, I'm telling you"
The endless ringing mobile phone when The Dude and Walter are bowling after the failed hand-off.
Mentioned by name in Bobby De Niro song
Mentioned by Gilliam.
The apron lifting/crotch reveal scene is referenced
Conversation between Mücke and Helmut "What have you been doing all these years" - "I've been going to bed early" is a carbon copy of the same conversation between Fat Moe and Noodles.
Don Lino's line: "I'm not asking you, I'm telling you"
The endlessly ringing phone.
Movie poster on wall
Pastewka and the prostitute talking about James Woods and how good he was in "Once Upon a Time in America"
It is mentioned in a magazine.
The first bars of this movie's main thema are taken verbatim from "Deborah's Theme" (in an homage to Ennio Morricone)
Big Z faked his death and assumed a new identity as The Geek.
In Once Upon a Time in America, the character Maximilian 'Max' Bercovicz disappears near the end of the film by walking behind a dump truck. This is echoed in Bang Bang's exit.
The sleeping girl that frames the film.
Mentioned and LP Cover.
One of the characters repeatedly whistles Cock Eye's theme by Ennio Morricone from Once Upon a Time in America
The funeral dirge with the giant cake bottle of alcohol to commemorate the start of prohibition is reminiscent of the funeral for prohibition in Once Upon a Time in America.
Appears on the list of Blu-ray releases of December/January
Title reference. Both this film and 'Outside the Law' (2010) (which is the subject of this DVD extra)re films in the gangster movie genre. Algeria and France effectively replace America in the title.
Poster seen on the wall in Jake and Tyler's room.
"Cockeye's Song" is playing during the chase scene.
extract of music is played
DVD is shown ("C'era una volta in America").
mentioned in dialogue
Morricone's soundtrack is featured and Zhang Ziyi's smile under the influence of opium is a reference to the famous final scene.
Ron's flashback sequence, set in old-time New York, is a visual and thematic homage.
Ending scene with a close-up on the protagonist's face, showing a change of his/her facial expression.
Shot of the Brooklyn Bridge from the exact same location
Movie poster on bedroom wall.
Christopher Lambert mentioned it.
Sam mentions they are playing the movie on TV.
Judith the evil banker's initial appearance is heralded by the pan-flute stinger from the Sergio Leone epic.
Joe Bob mentions the film.
The briefcase is direct reference to Once Upon a Time in America
Clips are shown. Movie is reviewed.
One of their picks.
footage from this film is shown in this documentary
movie discussed and clips shown
Clips of mistakes shown
Once Upon a Time in America is #3.
Clips shown during the interview.
Clips shown and the movie is discussed
Noodles Aaronson is #9.
Once Upon a Time in America is #2.
The restored version of Once Upon a Time in America is #3.
Once Upon a Time in America is #10.
Once Upon a Time in America is #6.
A few shots - most noticeably the ending - are high-crane shots that pull back as someone walks away into the distance. This is a reference/spoof of Leone's high-crane shot in "Once Upon a Time in America."
When Ben Stiller is back in his hut after his Simple Jack performance in the PoW camp, removing make up, and he turns to Halfsquat's knock is a direct reference to Elizabeth McGovern removing her make up when Robert De Niro meets her again after all those years.