Death Proof (2007) Poster



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Edited from 

Grindhouse (2007)
This is Quentin Tarantino's half of Grindhouse.


The House Without a Key (1926)
Earl McGraw's "Son Number One" line.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Zoe mentions the Horse of a Different Color.
Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Title is seen on the Alamo Drafthouse marquee.
La liga de las muchachas (1950)
Poster visible in taco bar.
En carne viva (1951)
A small poster is visible in the taco bar.
La mujer sin lágrimas (1951)
A poster is displayed in the taco bar.
Las tres Elenas (1954)
An original poster for this movie can be seen on the wall of the diner.
Morir para vivir (1954)
A small poster is visible in the taco bar.
Les Girls (1957)
The way Butterfly holds the jukebox and dances identically mirrors Joy doing the same in 'Les Girls'.
The Night Heaven Fell (1958)
Julia lies on the couch in the opening scenes in the same pose as the Brigitte Bardot blow-up above her couch, a picture taken from the film.
Thunder Road (1958)
This film's theme is one of the records in the jukebox.
Rio Bravo (1959)
This film's theme is one of the records in the jukebox.
Tarzan's Greatest Adventure (1959)
A Spanish-language poster can be seen in the taco bar.
Psycho (1960)
Earl McGraw's explination of how Stuntman Mike's mind works is a direct homage to the psychiatrist scene at the end of Psycho.
The Tale of Zatoichi (1962)
Stuntman Mike is called 'Zatoichi' by Jungle Julia.
The Virginian (1962) (TV Series)
Stuntman Mike mentions the show.
Bajo el manto de la noche (1962)
A poster is displayed in the taco bar.
The Addams Family (1964) (TV Series)
A Cousin Itt facsimile can be seen briefly during the ending credits, wearing sunglasses.
The Hanged Man (1964) (TV Movie)
An "El Carnaval de la Muerte" poster is visible on a wall in the taco bar.
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
A character wears a T-shirt featuring an image from the film.
Village of the Giants (1965)
The dancing theme from Village of the Giants is used multiple times throughout the film.
Thunder Alley (1967)
Score song "Riot in Thunder Alley" is taken from this film.
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
The words "The Dirty Dozen" can be seen briefly during the ending credits.
The High Chaparral (1967) (TV Series)
Is one of the shows Stuntman Mike claims to have worked on.
Bullitt (1968)
The license plate number on one of Stuntman Mike's cars, JJZ-109, is taken directly from the license plate number seen in Bullitt.
Twisted Nerve (1968)
The theme from this film is heard as a ringtone in Death Proof.
Gavilan (1968)
Stuntman Mike mentions this while talking about his stuntman career
A Quiet Place to Kill (1970)
Poster appears in Jungle Julia's apartment.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
when Stuntman Mike is taking pictures of the second group of girls, the theme music from that movie plays and the scene is basically the same as in "The Bird..."
Soldier Blue (1970)
The film's poster is on the wall of Jungle Julia's living room.
Gimme Shelter (1970)
Title is seen on the Alamo Drafthouse marquee.
Vanishing Point (1971)
The second group of girls con Jasper out of his white 1970 Dodge Challenger, expressly because it is the same model used to famous effect in 'Vanishing Point'; the film is discussed and mentioned several times; Stuntman Mike is seen wearing the same wristwatch as Kowalski.
The Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)
Excerpts from the score are used multiple times.
Long Live Robin Hood (1971)
Part of an "El Arquero de Sherwood" poster is displayed in the taco bar.
Shaft (1971)
This film's theme is one of the records in the jukebox.
Straw Dogs (1971)
A "Perros de paja" poster is briefly visible in the taco bar.
Junior Bonner (1972)
Marcy wears a t-shirt that reads "L'ULTIMO BUSCADERO", the Italian title for Junior Bonner; "Junior Bonner" is thanked in the ending credits.
Trouble Man (1972)
This film's theme is one of the records in the jukebox.
The Getaway (1972)
When Kim & Zoe get out of the car to discuss how they'll be playing Ship's Mast, they squat down to talk. This is a copy of the scene near the end of The Getaway where the two men have a talk by side of road. Kim also crashes into a boat during the final chase, another reference to 'The Getaway'.
High Crime (1973)
Score taken from this film is heard in 'Death Proof'.
The Great Kidnapping (1973)
Score song "Gangster Story" is heard in 'Death Proof'.
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
The film's title is mentioned by Stuntman Mike; one of the license plates on Mike's cars, 938-DAN, is taken directly from the license plate number seen in 'Larry'.
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
The film is mentioned once by Kim, who also drives a Ford Mustang Mach I, the same car model used in this film.
S.W.A.T. (1975) (TV Series)
A cover of the 'S.W.A.T.' theme music is a record in the jukebox.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
Earl McGraw calling Stuntman Mike "Frankenstein" is also a reference to David Carradine's character in this film.
White Line Fever (1975)
stuntman mike mentions this movie while talking about the days before CGI
The Dragon Flies (1975)
The car chase scenes are very similar right down to the car, camera angles and editing.
J.D.'s Revenge (1976)
The scene where Mike murders someone by repeatedly braking the car with them in the passenger's seat references a scene from "J.D.'s Revenge".
El límite del amor (1976)
An original poster for this movie can be seen on the wall of the diner.
A Special Cop in Action (1976)
Uses theme music for the final chase scene
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Dov (Eli Roth) sings the theme song from "Smokey and the Bandit".
Bad Georgia Road (1977)
The shots of the road in the opening credits mirror the opening credits of "Bad Georgia Road".
Telefon (1977)
The variant of the Robert Frost poem that would grant a free lapdance from Butterfly is the same as the activation code for sleeper Russian agents in Telefon
American Hot Wax (1978)
Julia wears a shirt with the 'American Hot Wax' logo on it.
Vega$ (1978) (TV Series)
Stuntman Mike mentions this as one of the shows he's worked on.
Big Wednesday (1978)
mentioned in film by Zoë Bell
Convoy (1978)
"Rubber Duck" as hood ornament of Stuntman Mike's muscle-car
Grease (1978)
Zoe's black and yellow Mustang features the 'Pussy Wagon' logo, a reference to the "Greased Lightning" lyric.
Hooper (1978)
police man in the hospital refers to Stuntman Mike by this name
B.J. and the Bear: The Foundlings (1978) (TV Episode)
Two characters ask where the Bear is while Stuntman Mike is eating nachos at the bar.
Dragon's Claws (1979)
Score taken from this film is heard in 'Death Proof'.
Alien (1979)
A small poster is visible in the taco bar.
Death Car on the Freeway (1979) (TV Movie)
Shares killer's "Method of Operation"
Cruising (1980)
"It's So Easy" by Willy DeVille was first featured in the 1980 film Cruising.
Used Cars (1980)
Stuntman Mike's (Kurt Russell) car is black with a skull and crossbones just like the Chevy pickup Kurt Russell rides in at the end of 'Used Cars'.
Antropophagus (1980)
In the beginning of the film has old school looking exploitation film credits that looks like the credits in the U.S. version as ''The Grim Reaper''
The Cannonball Run (1981)
jungle julia mentions this before Stuntman Mike leaves with Pam
Blow Out (1981)
During the scene where Julia texts Christian, score song "Sally and Jack" can be heard.
Gavilan (1982) (TV Series)
Is one of the shows Stuntman Mike claims to have worked on.
Stroker Ace (1983)
Stuntman Mike is called Stroker Ace when he is eating nachos at the bar
The Toxic Avenger (1984)
mentioned in film by Zoë Bell
Pretty in Pink (1986)
Characters are talking about it
Band of the Hand (1986)
This film's theme is one of the records in the jukebox.
Big Trouble in Little China (1986)
Jack Burton's tanktop is visible in the tavern
Overboard (1987)
The "Overbore" patch on Stuntman Mike's jacket
Ghost (1990)
A small poster is visible in the taco bar.
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
The diner conversation in the film's second half is a direct mirror of the opening scenes from Tarantino's debut film.
A Perfect World (1993)
Much like Phillip and Butch in "A Perfect World", Zoe and Kim tap the car three times, from the roof and the drivers seat, to signal a faster speed.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
After the group throw back their shots, Warren exclaims 'Now was that a tasty beverage or what?!' - a direct reference to Jules' taunting use of the statement when intimidating Brad. In the close-up of the music box it shows for a moment "Misirlou" from the soundtrack. Stuntman Mike mentions the Big Kahuna Burger once while talking to Jungle Julia.
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
'From Dusk Till Dawn''s Earl McGraw makes a brief appearance after the first crash scene.
Crash (1996)
Stuntman Mike is sexually turned on by car crashes much like the characters in David Cronenberg's Crash (1996).
SubUrbia (1996)
Nicky Katt, who plays Tim in SubUrbia, makes a cameo as a clerk at Circle A convenience store. Circle A is also the name convenience store in SubUrbia that Tim and his friends hang out at.
Jackie Brown (1997)
Acuña Boys first appeared in Jackie Brown.
Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money (1999) (Video)
James Parks plays the same character in each movie.
The Matrix (1999)
The Characters are talking about it
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
"Chick Habit" by April March is used in the opening credits of "But I'm a Cheerleader," the only other movie use of this song
Battlefield Earth (2000)
Poster appears in Jungle Julia's apartment.
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000)
Kim mentions "That Angelina Jolie bullshit" in reference to her role in the 2000 remake of 'Gone in Sixty Seconds'.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000) (TV Series)
In the magazine stand a magazine advertises the series
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
The opening shot of Rosario Dawson's feet on the dashboard, looking through the front windshield of the car.
Baadasssss Cinema (2002) (TV Movie)
Shanna wears a "Badass Cinema" t-shirt.
The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi (2003)
Jungle Julia calls Stuntman Mike "Zatoichi" for not seeing the giant billboard of her.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Abernathy's ringtone is the same melody that Elle Driver whistles at the hospital where The Bride is being treated.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
The characters are talking about it
Mean Girls (2004)
Shanna calls Julia a "Mean Girl in a high school movie".
Wolf Creek (2005)
A car is shown crashing through a billboard advertising a double feature of "Scary Movie 4" and "Wolf Creek"
Sin City (2005)
"The All or Nothing Days" are mentioned.
Feast (2005)
on magazine cover in gas station
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
A crash into a board which advertises this movie.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
In a magazine stand two magazines advertise this movie.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
on magazine cover in gas station
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
Advertised on cover of Fangoria.
The Grudge 2 (2006)
on magazine cover in gas station
Saw III (2006)
Advertised on cover of Fangoria.
Pumpkinhead: Ashes to Ashes (2006) (TV Movie)
Advertised on cover of Fangoria.
The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)
advertised on magazine in magazine stand
28 Weeks Later (2007)
on magazine cover in gas station
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
on magazine cover in gas station Advertised on cover of Fangoria

Referenced in 

Planet Terror (2007)
Mentions Jungle Julia will be missed because she was killed in a car accident
ITV - Formula One: 2007 European Grand Prix (2007) (TV Episode)
Quentin Tarantino says he's in Germany to do press for the film
Allemaal film: De magie van het witte doek (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown at the end
Allemaal film: Verander de wereld (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown at the end
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: From Dusk Till Dawn (2007) (TV Episode)
Poster of the movie was shown.
Kevin Smith: Sold Out - A Threevening with Kevin Smith (2008) (Video)
Kevin says that Kurt Russell has just been in a Quentin Tarantino movie
90210: Hello, Goodbye, Amen (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Silver
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
The scream sound effect used as a body is flung out the window when the cinema explodes at the end of the film is taken from Kurt Russell's scream at the end of Quentin Tarantino's previous film, Death Proof (2007).
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Michael Jackson's This Is It/The House of the Devil/Gentlemen Broncos (2009) (TV Episode)
Joey Vosevich says that if "The House of the Devil" were a grindhouse film, it would be "Death Proof"
Everymanhybrid (2010) (TV Series)
Habit wears a merchandise hat of the film toward the end of the series.
The Cinema Snob: Las Vegas Bloodbath (2010) (TV Episode)
"Even the chicks from Death Proof had more interesting shit to talk about than this."
The Cinema Snob: Satan's School for Girls (2010) (TV Episode)
"This is just the opening of Death Proof."
Scream 4 (2011)
Poster on the classroom wall.
This Changed Earth (2011) (Video)
Poster shown
Dead Weight (2012)
The bottle of wine during the dinner scene with Alex is Stuntman Mike White Wine.
End Roll (2012)
DVD is shown.
Blood and Guts with Scott Ian: Walking Dead's Greg Nicotero Gores Scott Ian (2012) (TV Episode)
The head of the doomed driver in Death Proof is shown prominently displayed in the KNB shop.
Food Paradise: Chili Paradise (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned that the movie was filmed here.
The Prisoners Dilemma (2012) (Short)
One of the main sources of inspiration, especially evidenced by style and color of the main titles.
Nasha (2013)
A teenager imagines his teacher performing a lap dance on him
Christmas Cruelty! (2013)
Homage to Quentin Tarantino.
The House on Cuckoo Lane (2014)
Poster Shown
Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) (Short)
DVD on the shelf.
Family Guy: Stewie Is Enceinte (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Furious 7 (2015)
Ramsey's bus rescue scene; she performs a similar stunt that Zoë Bell does in that film in a similar car; and the cast of Kurt Russell himself.
Reel (2015)
Killer lightly strokes the barefoot of a girl while she sleeps.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Jennifer Lawrence/Kurt Russell/Fred Noe/Ilan Rubin (2015) (TV Episode)
Seth mentions Kurt Russell's previous movie directed by Quentin Tarantino
Deadly Drive-in Disaster (2015) (Short)
Sola Powers drives a white 1970 Dodge Challenger
DOPS: Mate-me Por Favor (2017) (Video)
Opening titles are in the same font and colour
Riverdale: Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof (2017) (TV Episode)
Title name
Looking at some cars at London Motor Show 2018 (2018) (TV Short)
Reece says that he wants to play "ship's mast", a stunt performed in Death Proof.
Collapse (2019) (Short)
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)
Both of these Tarantino movies feature Kurt Russell in a role of a stuntman. In fact, in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood he's not only an aging stuntman, but even the head of a stuntman's team.

Featured in 

The Hot Rods of Death Proof (2007) (Video)
clips shown
Cinemassacre's Top 10 Car Chases (2008) (Short)
The #1 pick.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Fast & Furious/Adventureland/Sugar (2009) (TV Episode)
Footage shown when referenced
Coach (2009) (TV Movie)
Susanne and Soukri watch it in cinema
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Daybreakers/Leap Year/Youth in Revolt (2010) (TV Episode)
Director Intervention segment.
American Grindhouse (2010)
Footage of this movie is shown.
At the Movies: 25 Years of Margaret & David (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown in a montage of scenes of Margaret and David in action.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Fictional Serial Killers - Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
Stuntman Mike McKay is #9.
Propaganda (2012)
Clip shown and analysed
The Roth Show: Language of Video (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip shown while talking about color correcting to make something look like it was from the '70s
WatchMojo: Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Scenes (2013) (TV Episode)
Surfin' Safari is #7.
Nasha (2013)
A teenager is seen watching the lap dance scene from Death Proof
Smashing UK Top 10: Top 10 Film Directors (2013) (TV Episode)
WatchMojo: Top 10 Brutal Movie Beatings (2014) (TV Episode)
The scene where the ladies beat up Stuntman Mike is #10.
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Death Proof (2014) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
WatchMojo: Top 10 Iconic Horror Movie Weapons (2014) (TV Episode)
The car gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Stunts (2014) (TV Episode)
The Ship's Mast Scene is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Car Crashes (2015) (TV Episode)
First Victims are #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Wilhelm Screams (2015) (TV Episode)
Car Crash is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Badass Movie Drivers (2015) (TV Episode)
Kim Mathis gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Quentin Tarantino Movie Deaths (2015) (TV Episode)
The deaths of Arlene, Shanna, 'Jungle' Julia & Lanna are #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Kurt Russell Performances (2016) (TV Episode)
Stuntman Mike McKay is #5.
WatchMojo: Another Top 10 Over the Top Villain Deaths (2016) (TV Episode)
The death of Stuntman Mike McKay is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Slow Motion Deaths in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Car Crash gets an honorable mention.
MsMojo: Top 10 Kickass Female Fight Scenes in Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
The Girls vs. Stuntman Mike is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Sexiest Horror Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Death Proof gets an honorable mention.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies for Car Enthusiasts (2016) (TV Episode)
Death Proof is #7.
MsMojo: Top 10 Female Quentin Tarantino Characters (2017) (TV Episode)
Zoë Bell is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hunter Becomes the Hunted Scenes in Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
The Stuntman's Last Stand is #3.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Most Violent Tarantino Moments (2017) (TV Episode)
Car Crash is #6.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Misleading Movie Opening Scenes (2019) (TV Episode)
Legs for Days is #9.


Potheads: The Movie (2006)
There is a billboard visible that advertises 'Potheads 2', a parody sequel to 'Potheads: The Movie'.

Spoofed in 

Tarantino Remake Compliation (2012) (Short)
Based on the same screenplay, specially for the foot scenes
Death Proof Foot Spoof (2012) (Short)
based on the same screenplay, specially for the foot scenes
War and Pizza (2017) (Short)
The end scene spoofs the end of this film.

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