Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Poster


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Edited into 

A Look Inside 'Intolerable Cruelty' (2004) (Video)
clips shown


Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
Miles Massey refers to his office as "war room" (in a conversation with his client Rex Rexroth).
Days of Our Lives (1965) (TV Series)
The show "Sands of Time" appears modelled after it.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Sounds of Dave's pod as he tries to rescue Frank are used in the scene where Clooney speaks to the (very) senior partner.
Wall Street (1987)
Miles's "Love is good" speech is started in the same style and tone as Gordon Gekko's "Greed is good" speech.
ER (1994) (TV Series)
scene where doctor show gets Clooney's attention appears to be an inside joke to his days on that show.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
The scene where Clooney's character visits the senior partner has the same music (Mozart's Requiem) and similar lighting as the scene where the Dude is summoned to the Big Lebowski's living room; also, the soap opera that stars Billy Bob Thornton is entitled "The Sands of Time", a reference to The Stranger's speech at the end of 'Lebowski'.
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Clooney's look after waking up; also, obsessed with teeth as his character in OBWAT with hair
Traffic (2000)
Mulholland Dr. (2001)
1. Scene at the beginning when G. Rush comes home and sees the van of the adulterer. 2. Next scene when the fast car drives by (with RR & his girlfriend).

Referenced in 

Bad Santa: Not Your Typical Christmas Movie (2004) (Video)
Mentioned once.
Fear of Clowns (2004) (Video)
poster in movie theater
Take Off: Making 'The Terminal' (2004) (Video)
mentioned once
The Reel Thing (2008) (Short)
On shelf in video store.
Yes Man (2008)
DVD is shown in a video store.
Un heureux événement (2011)
DVD jacket shown in the video library at the beginning of the movie.


La bête humaine (1938)
The movie playing when Rex dies is a clip from Renoir's La Bete Humaine.

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: Ebert & Roeper Redux (2003) (TV Episode)
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Observe & Report/Gigantic/Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009) (TV Episode)
"The Art of the Spit Take" segment
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Toy Story 3/Cyrus/Jonah Hex (2010) (TV Episode)
Screenplay cliché: I eat something for breakfast
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The American/Going the Distance/Machete (2010) (TV Episode)
'George Clooney in 3 Minutes or Less' segment
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Kate McKinnon/John Cena/Mac DeMarco (2017) (TV Episode)
Brief clip of George Clooney in the segment This Week in Words


All in the Family (1971) (TV Series)
scene with the death of rex rexroth
America's Funniest Home Videos (1989) (TV Series)
scene at the end, obvious parody

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