Wild at Heart (1990) Poster



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Edited into 

Hollywood Burn (2006)
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)
Footage from this movie is used.


Dance with the Devil (1997)
The character of Perdita Durango is introduced in this film.


Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Sailor says, to Lula "Jet black... but gentlemen prefer blondes.
Mon Oncle (1958)
worker carrying red pipe
Yojimbo (1961)
the dog bitting the hand of the bank guard
Experiment in Terror (1962)
The scene where Bobby Peru is clutching Lula Fortune is a direct reference to the infamous opening scene from "Experiment in Terror".
Blue Velvet (1986)

Referenced in 

Growing Pains: Ben's Sure Thing (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Episode #29.73 (1991) (TV Episode)
the film is mentioned
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time of the Apes (1991) (TV Episode)
"Nicolas Cage in 'Wild at Heart'"
True Romance (1993)
That's Showbusiness: Episode #6.11 (1994) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Sailor & Lula (lookalikes) can be seen in the bottom left of the screen (sitting in a Cadillac dining table) during the dance scene in Jack Rabbit Slims.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
The song playing when Sailor and Lula find a dead body is used in Natural Born Killers, also a strange road movie involving murder and mayhem.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Starfighters (1994) (TV Episode)
"Bob Doran Wild at Heart"
Con Air (1997)
Welcome to Twin Peaks (1997) (TV Special)
Clips shown
Deformed Monsters (1997)
Mentioned by the disgruntled video store customer.
Patricia Gennice (1998)
The She-Angel that appears for Lucas in the end is a reference to the Good Witch that appears for the character of Nicolas Cage, and repeat the same dialogue
Bleeder (1999)
Lenny asks Lea if she has seen this film.
Shadow Man (1999) (Video Game)
The bar Mike owns and uses as his base of operations is named 'The Wild at Heart' and is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This is a reference to the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990).
Spaced: Art (1999) (TV Episode)
"Take a bite of Peach."
God Is in the T.V. (1999) (Video)
sample in "Lunchbox" video segment
The Family Man (2000)
As Kate and Jack are about to get intimate the first time, Wicked Game by Chris Isaak is playing which was made famous by the Nicholas Cage film Wild at Heart
Mulholland Drive (2001)
Towards the end of the first section of the film, Camilla begins wearing a blonde wig. This is the same one Perdita Durango wears in Lynch's 'Wild at Heart'.
Shadow Man: 2econd Coming (2001) (Video Game)
The bar Mike owns and uses as his base of operations is named 'The Wild at Heart' and is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans. This is an allusion to the David Lynch film Wild at Heart (1990).
El Rey ha muerto (2001) (Short)
Trouble between Elvis and skinheads
Discovering 'Evil Dead' (2002) (Video)
S1m0ne (2002)
Dead End (2003)
The Man of the Year (2003)
In one scene a "Wild at Heart" videotape can be seen sitting on a table.
Love, Death, Elvis & Oz: The Making of 'Wild at Heart' (2004) (Video)
this is the making-of documentary.
Specific Spontaneity: Focus on Lynch (2004) (Video)
focuses on David Lynch while filming 'Wild at Heart'
Bertolucci Tells Us All (2004) (Video)
interview that directly refers to the film. It is a supplement for the DVD
Lady Vengeance (2005)
the way the match burns
Le son de Lynch (2007) (TV Short)
This documentary analyses the main place that David Lynch gives to the sound in his movie Wild at Heart.
Lulu and Jimi (2009)
It follows the same plot and is meant to be a tribute to David Lynch's film.
Flame Beings (2009)
The focus on fire and buring cigaretts.
Skins: Everyone (2010) (TV Episode)
mentioned in dialogue
Jeopardy!: 2010 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $2,000 clue in the category "Palme d'Or Winners"
The Cinema Snob: Las Vegas Bloodbath (2010) (TV Episode)
"Sailor Ripley's first victim is a local prostitute..."
Death by Death (2010) (Short)
In Death by Death, Kate says, "now she tells me," which is a reference to one of Sherilyn Fenn's lines in Wild at Heart.
The Cinema Snob: Grizzly II: The Predator (2011) (TV Episode)
"If you squint your eyes here, it's just like watching Laura Dern in Wild at Heart..."
The Reunion (2011)
Mentioned during end credits outtakes.
The Cinema Snob: Homoti (2011) (TV Episode)
"...and Homoti can act out his favorite scene from Wild at Heart."
The Cinema Snob: Little Red Riding Hood and the Monsters (2013) (TV Episode)
"She's just here to tell Sailor Ripley to get back together with Lula." [Features still of Sheryl Lee as Good Witch]
Homeland: One Last Thing (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in connection with the quote "hotter than Georgia asphalt".
Summer of Blood (2014)
Mentioned on Cupid's Bow dating site
Pop Culture Beast's Halloween Horror Picks: The Sadist (2015) (TV Episode)
Ryan mentions film by name.
Half Past Midnight (2015) (Short)
"The Man"'s damaged teeth are similiar to Bobby Peru's teeth.
The Originals: Wild at Heart (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Talking Preacher: Pilot (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Garh Ennis when describing his comic book.
The Cinema Snob: AmeriGeddon (2019) (TV Episode)
The Snob mentions it.
Rick and Morty: One Crew Over the Crewcoo's Morty (2019) (TV Episode)
Rick mentions that he pretends to like this movie


Bij de beesten af (1972)
Johnnie Farragut is watching the footage of hyenas tearing up a young wildebeest and vultures eating a zebra carcass on television.

Featured in 

Jonathan Ross Presents for One Week Only: David Lynch (1990) (TV Movie)
Clips from the film are used.
Industrial Symphony No. 1: The Dream of the Brokenhearted (1990) (TV Movie)
The boyfriend and the girlfriend from the intro are possibly the two protagonists of the film.
At the Movies: Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1990 (1991) (TV Episode)
Clips are shown for many of the year's Oscar-nominated movies, including this one.
1991 MTV Video Music Awards (1991) (TV Special)
Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game, Wild at Heart Version" won for "Best Video from a Film"
Cinefile: Made in the USA (1993) (TV Movie)
a clip from this film is shown
The Celluloid Closet (1995)
Nicholas Cage using the word "faggot"
The Pervert's Guide to Cinema (2006)
featured in documentary
Wanderlust (2006) (TV Movie)
Clips are featured.
The Cinema Snob: New Year's Evil (2011) (TV Episode)
Diane Ladd's role is recalled
Rich Hall's Continental Drifters (2011) (TV Movie)
Clips shown, Rich Hall discusses this film.
Dex and Coman vs. David Lynch (2016) (Short)
Shown in the background video
Best of the Worst: Scary or Die, Chopping Mall, the Exorcist II: The Heretic (2016) (TV Episode)
movie clip is shown when RLM gang talks about head explosions in movies
Renegade Cut: Wild at Heart (2017) (TV Episode)
movie is discussed and analyzed
MsMojo: Top 10 Lovers-on-the-Run Movie Couples (2018) (TV Episode)
Sailor Ripley & Lula Pace Fortune are #8.
Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.: Hollywood Royalty (2019) (TV Episode)
Isabella's clip from the movie where she as a blonde looks into the distance melancholically is shown.

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