Leaving Las Vegas (1995) Poster


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Citizen Kane (1941)
A sad woman tells the dark story of a man she lived with.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
refer to a poem read by Marlon brando in apocalypse now

Referenced in 

Siskel & Ebert: Showgirls/Canadian Bacon/Se7en/The Run of the Country/A Month by the Lake (1995) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "Showgirls" review.
TFI Friday: Episode #1.1 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Kathy Lloyd.
Saturday Night Live: Phil Hartman/Gin Blossoms (1996) (TV Episode)
referenced in 'Leg up'
Very Important Pennis: Very Important Pennis: Part 2 (1996) (TV Episode)
Dennis alludes to this film when talking to Nicolas Cage.
Fools Rush In (1997)
Siskel & Ebert: The Saint/Inventing the Abbotts/Double Team/That Old Feeling/Chasing Amy (1997) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the "The Saint" review.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Giant Spider Invasion (1997) (TV Episode)
"I need one room in Las Vegas and a lot of liquor, please."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1997) (TV Episode)
When the Nicolas Cage-looking character asks "Where's Elizabeth Shue?". Also when the same character later on says that he's "going to go to Las Vegas and drink himself to death"
Drawn to the Flame (1997)
A movie script is described as being "Leaving Las Vegas meets Fargo."
Cold Hearts (1999)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon (2001) (Video)
referenced in 'Leg up'
Secretary (2002)
Steven Shainberg said in the DVD commentary that one of the shots in Mr. Grey's library was influenced by a shot from Leaving Las Vegas.
Super Size Me (2004)
One of the doctor's compares the effects of binge fast food eating to binge drinking, mentioning Nic Cage's character in Leaving Las Vegas as an example.
EastEnders: Episode dated 27 September 2004 (2004) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name.
Relative Strangers (2006)
guess during Charades
Jeopardy!: Episode #22.223 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Nicolas Cage Movies" category
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Leaving Las Vegas (2007) (TV Episode)
episode title
Hot Rod (2007)
Similar scenes where main character fills grocery cart with liquor bottles
Family Guy: Movin' Out (Brian's Song) (2007) (TV Episode)
Name is mentioned
Hamlet 2 (2008)
Dana compliments Elisabeth Shue on this movie, later references feeling like Nicolas Cage's character
Psych: Lights, Camera... Homicidio (2008) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "This whole place is like 'Leaving Las Vegas' with food."
Shark: Leaving Las Vegas (2008) (TV Episode)
title reference
Entourage: The All Out Fall Out (2008) (TV Episode)
Turtle says Johnny's heavy drinking reminds him of Cage's performed character.
Proinhibition (2009) (Short)
The main character drinks himself into madness, and then death.
Gossip Girl: The Grandfather: Part II (2009) (TV Episode)
Patrick reads a screenplay of a Leaving Las Vegas-remake
NCIS: Guilty Pleasure (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by McGee
Rules of Engagement: Indian Giver (2010) (TV Episode)
Jeff calls Russell "Leaving Las Vegas"
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Incorrect guess on a $2,000 clue in the category "Palme d'Or Winners"
The Cinema Snob: Las Vegas Bloodbath (2010) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by the Snob.
The Cinema Snob: Ax 'Em (2010) (TV Episode)
"There is a movie out there that makes Las Vegas Bloodbath look like Leaving Las Vegas."
Midnight Screenings: The Hangover, Part II/Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Brian as a guy-cry film.
10 pelis (2011)
Talked about
Jeopardy!: 2012 Teachers Tournament Semifinal Game 3 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in Movies in Rewind? Category
Particka: Episode #3.10 (2012) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Ondrej.
Bad Movie Beatdown: One Night Stand (2012) (TV Episode)
also directed by Mike Figgis
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.17 (2013) (TV Episode)
The name of the movie is used in reference to a story about Las Vegas.
We're the Millers (2013)
Scene where David asks Rose if she spells her real name Sarah is homage to this film
Hollywood Game Night: Battle of the Champions (2014) (TV Episode)
Tiffani Thiessen mentions this movie by name during the game I Love a Charade
Honest Trailers: The Wolf of Wall Street (2014) (TV Episode)
Nicolas Cage's Oscar win mentioned
Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.80 (2014) (TV Episode)
Sarah mentions the movie by name.
Married: Family Day (2014) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Shep
Gravity Falls: Soos and the Real Girl (2014) (TV Episode)
Billboard during end credits.
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: My First Thanksgiving with Josh! (2015) (TV Episode)
Greg mentions the movie by name.
Second Chances (2016)
Ben says "Sera, I'm not gonna see a Dr." In Second Chances, Dan says the same line upon meeting one of Erin's friends.
Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016) (TV Movie)
Referenced in dialogue
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: When Will Josh See How Cool I Am? (2016) (TV Episode)
Kevin mentions the movie by name.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine: Safe House (2018) (TV Episode)
One of the Nicolas Cage movies in Jake's DVD collection
A.P. Bio: Durbin Crashes (2018) (TV Episode)
Meredith asks Jack if he's going to do a "Leaving Las Vegas" thing and drink himself to death.
Dynasty: Use or Be Used (2018) (TV Episode)
Fallon says Jeff is faking a "leaving las vegas" to lower the value of his company


The Third Man (1949)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: The Best Films of 1995 (1995) (TV Episode)
Roger's #1 pick; Gene's #6 pick.
Siskel & Ebert: City Hall/The Late Shift/Happy Gilmore (1996) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
The 68th Annual Academy Awards (1996) (TV Special)
If We Picked the Winners (1996) (TV Movie)
Clips are shown.
Playboy: The Story of X (1998) (Video)
The 75th Annual Academy Awards (2003) (TV Special)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.31 (2010) (TV Episode)
a clip is shown in a montage of Nicolas Cage films
Hollywood's Top Ten: Best Actor Oscar Winners (2011) (TV Episode)
Nicolas Cage gets an honorable mention, clips shown
Nostalgia Critic: Ghost Rider (2014) (TV Episode)
The Critic dubs the dialogue of Nicolas Cage's character over Ghost Rider, also played by Cage

Spoofed in 

Eating Las Vegas (1997) (Short)
OMG... It's the Leaving Las Vegas XXX Parody (2013) (Video)
Porn parody of the movie

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