Miller's Crossing (1990) Poster


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Version of 

Roadhouse Nights (1930)
based on the same Dashiell Hammett novel
Yojimbo (1961)
based on the same Dashiell Hammett novel
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
based on the same Dashiell Hammett novel


Scarface (1932)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Johnny calls Bernie "a horse of a different color".
The Glass Key (1942)
The Third Man (1949)
Funeral scene; long tree-lined road near cemetery; being left on the road by the woman leaving the funeral; decoy corpse to fake someone's death
Rear Window (1954)
A boxing poster is visible with the name "Lars Thorwald" printed on it. Lars Thorwald is the name of Raymond Burr's character in Rear Window.
Yojimbo (1961)
The Godfather (1972)
Once Upon a Time in America (1984)
The "endless" ringing of the phone at Tom Reagan's apartment

Referenced in 

Mystery Science Theater 3000: King Dinosaur (1990) (TV Episode)
Titled mentioned
At the Movies: Once Around/Men of Respect/Flight of the Intruder/White Fang/Not Without My Daughter (1991) (TV Episode)
Roger Ebert says that "Men of Respect" (1990) is even more complicated than this movie.
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Jerry's First Date (1991) (TV Episode)
Movie poster at Mondo Video
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
the way Gabriel Byrne is beaten up (like Marvin) plus the police arrival ;in the warehouse
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Attack of the Eye Creatures (1992) (TV Episode)
Crow: "It's kind of 'Miller's Crossing' time."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Outlaw of Gor (1993) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Later, in 'Miller's Crossing'"
Finding Interest (1994)
movie poster visible in Barney's apartment
Murphy Brown: Miller's Crossing (1995) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Quest for _____ (1998) (Short)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Final Sacrifice (1998) (TV Episode)
Servo: "Look in your heart, eh?" as character is cornered in the woods.
End of Days (1999)
In End of Days Gabriel Byrne says to Schwarzenegger, "We're on the same side" the same thing he said to tic-tac in Miller's Crossing
Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (2002) (Video Game)
the cutscene shootout at the bar in mission 13
Phoenix Nights: Episode #2.5 (2002) (TV Episode)
Max fakes the killing of the husband by firing his gun and telling him to run with the money.
Minnesota Nice (2003) (Video)
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Scene where a character under a bed shoots a person in the foot, they fall, and they are shot in the head.
Michael Blanco (2004)
Title quoted by main actor in the movie
Ocean's Twelve (2004)
The dialogues reference John Turturro as Bernie Bernbaum pleading for his life.
Homestarrunner.com: Everything Else, Volume 1 (2005) (Video)
In "Ballad of The Sneak", one of the lyrics of the song is "What's the rumpus", a line from this movie used as a greeting by several characters
American Dad!: Roger 'n' Me (2006) (TV Episode)
Roger quotes one of John Turturro's lines and mentions to Stan that it is his favorite movie
The Stetson Pin (2006) (Short)
using a hat as deeper meaning, the last shot has the main character bringing the brim of his hat down, marking the end of the story.
Jeopardy!: 2006 Tournament of Champions Semifinal Game 3 (2006) (TV Episode)
correct response in "Memorable Movies" category
Building 'Brick' (2006) (Video)
mentioned once
No Country for Old Men (2007)
After Llewlyn Moss is hit with the deadbolt in his hotel room, he escapes from Anton Chigurh by climbing out the window, dropping to the sidewalk below, then reenters the hotel through the front entrance. In the earlier Coen Brothers movie, Tom Reagan makes a similar move after he is blackmailed by Bernie Bernbaum.
Stargate: Atlantis: Miller's Crossing (2007) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Bad Guys (2008)
Characters discussed movie
Observe and Report (2009)
Seth Rogen tells Danny McBride to "look into your heart" as McBride points a gun at Rogen, the same line John Turturro says to Gabriel Byrne.
Psych: Extradition: British Columbia (2009) (TV Episode)
Shawn says, "I'm totally gonna pull a John Turturro from 'Miller's Crossing' on him."
Lies & Illusions (2009)
Poster can be seen shortly in the Irish pub during the fight scene
This Means War (2012)
Cover seen on shelf in DVD-store
Fresh Off the Boat: Showdown at the Golden Saddle (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Louis
Community: Ladders (2015) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Abed
Fargo: Did You Do This? No, You Did It! (2015) (TV Episode)
The use of the song "Danny Boy"
Preacher: He Gone (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Cassidy as an example of a good Coen brothers' movie.
The Cinema Snob: Bushwhacked (2016) (TV Episode)
"They gotta be filming Miller's Crossing around here somewhere."
Shooting Blood Simple (2016)
Preacher: Sonsabitches (2018) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jesse as one of the Coen brothers' movies.
The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
The Umbrella Academy: The Day That Wasn't (2019) (TV Episode)
Death march scene in the woods is homaged

Featured in 

At the Movies: Pacific Heights/King of New York/Miller's Crossing/Texasville (1990) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for the review. Two thumbs up.
At the Movies: Breakthrough Stars of 1991 (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips shown.
At the Movies: Doc Hollywood/Return to the Blue Lagoon/Hot Shots!/Paris Is Burning/Another You (1991) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown in the teaser for the next episode: "Breakthrough Stars of 1991".
Shooting 'Miller's Crossing': A Conversation with Barry Sonnenfeld (2003) (Video)
Sonnenfeld discusses making of the film; clips are shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Greatest Mafia Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
Miller's Crossing is #7.
The Dirties (2013)
Opening credits and letter style of the title of this film are used.
Danny Boy: The Ballad That Bewitched the World (2013) (TV Movie)
Contains footage of the violent shoot-out which was accompanied by the song Danny Boy.
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Floating hat from the title sequence
WatchMojo: Top 10 Coen Brothers Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
Miller's Crossing is #5.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Memorable Movies of 1990 (2015) (TV Episode)
Miller's Crossing gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Mob Hits in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Bernie Bernbaum gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scary Held at Gunpoint Scenes (2017) (TV Episode)
A Walk in the Woods is #7.


The Palm Beach Story (1942)
In both films the song "Goodnight, Sweetheart" is sung. In the scene when it's sung in "The Palm Beach Story" Gerry makes up with Tom and they kiss, while in the corresponding scene in "Miller's Crossing" Leo breaks with Tom and says: "It's the kiss-off."

Spoofed in 

When Brendan Met Trudy (2000)
"Sorry. Wrong Film." scene with Gabriel Byrne going up the stairs with a gun

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