Last Action Hero (1993) Poster


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Edited into 

They Crawl (2001)
footage has been edited in to become part of the storyline (also credited in end credits)
Gale Force (2002) (Video)


Last Action Hero (1993) (Video Game)
This is an NES game based on the film.


King Kong (1933)
Benedict suggests bringing King Kong into the real world
Camille (1936)
Mentioned by Nick.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Benedict calls Danny 'Toto'
Gone with the Wind (1939)
Slater: "Very soon he's gonna tell you he loved you in Gone with the Wind"
Them! (1954)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Bus Stop (1956)
Mentioned by Nick.
The Seventh Seal (1957)
The character Death come out of the cinema screen
Curse of the Demon (1957)
Title of this film is shown on a theater marquee.
Screaming Mimi (1958)
Although Screaming Mimi has never had an official release in U.S, in Last Action Hero it can be seen as running in a theatre on a marquee in front of a cinema in New York.
The Twilight Zone (1959) (TV Series)
When Benedict put his hand through the magical wall, lines from The Twilight Zone is heard from the tv in the background
High and Low (1963)
Jason and the Argonauts (1963)
Movie poster seen in news paper
Madigan (1968)
The protagonists bears the same name, Danny Madigan
Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Benedict suggests havening a christening for Rosemary's baby.
Night of the Living Dead (1968)
On marquee outside the theater.
Serpico (1973)
Police officer dressed as a Rabbi.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979)
Part of the Star Trek VHS set seen in the video store scene.
Clash of the Titans (1981)
The English teacher says that Laurence Olivier played Zeus in the film. The teacher is played by Olivier's widow Joan Plowright.
Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (1981)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Part of the Star Trek VHS set seen in the video store scene.
Blade Runner (1982)
The Thing (1982)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Partners in Crime (1983) (TV Mini-Series)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Sudden Impact (1983)
Seen those movies were they say "make my day"
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984)
Part of the Star Trek VHS set seen in the video store scene.
Amadeus (1984)
Danny tells Jack Slater that he should not trust John Practice (played by F. Murray Abraham) because he killed Mozart, referring to Abraham's role as Salieri in "Amadeus".
The Terminator (1984)
"I'll be back"
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Freddy is in the police precinct in handcuffs
2010 (1984)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Witness (1985)
American Flyers (1985)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Commando (1985)
Mentioned as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger's films.
Raw Deal (1986)
Schwarzenegger shooting goons while listening to classic rock
Manhunter (1986)
When Benedict near the end mentions to fetch villains such as Hannibal Lecter to Slater and Danny, his sidekick is Ripper. Ripper, played by 'Tom Noonan', was the original Dollarhyde (Dr. Lecter's protégé) in the film "Manhunter".
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
Part of the Star Trek VHS set seen in the video store scene.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Just after Frank's house explodes, the black cop says, "Two days to retirement" as a nod to Danny Glover's character in Lethal Weapon. At that point, you can hear a soundtrack excerpt from the Lethal Weapon theme in the background.
Il bosco 1 (1988)
Poster is shown.
Rambo III (1988)
"I'm your worst nightmare."
Red Heat (1988)
James Belushi (playing himself) says he's not a fan of Schwarzenegger's movies
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The cartoon cat who is partnered with the human female cop is a reference to the relationship that Eddie and Roger have in that movie.
Die Hard (1988)
Danny makes a reference to the ending of Die Hard. Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Young Guns (1988)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Dead Calm (1989)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Field of Dreams (1989)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)
Part of the Star Trek VHS set seen in the video store scene.
Licence to Kill (1989)
Danny's Mom tells him his "licence to kill" has expired.
Batman (1989)
"Did Nicholson show up for the premiere of "Batman" dressed as the Joker? I don't THINK so! "
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Total Recall (1990)
The Doors (1991)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Boyz n the Hood (1991)
Poster is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
When Slater and Danny enter the police station for the first time, Robert Patrick comes out dressed the same as the T-1000, even with the same movements and scanning look.
Bugsy (1991)
Poster is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Medicine Man (1992)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Basic Instinct (1992)
Sharon Stone makes a cameo appearance as Catherine Tramell.
Sleepwalkers (1992)
Christmas in Connecticut (1992) (TV Movie)
Single White Female (1992)
Poster is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Stay Tuned (1992)
Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Movie poster seen in news paper
Beyond the Mind's Eye (1992) (Video)
Video case is shown in Blockbuster Video.
Cliffhanger (1993)
The Terminator 2: Judgment Day display in the Blockbuster store features an altered publicity still of Sylvester Stallone from Cliffhanger.
Blankman (1994)
Damon Wayans shown at premiere wearing hat for this movie.

Referenced in 

Popful Mail (1991) (Video Game)
Sven T. Uncommon: "This little skirmish will be your last action, hero person."
Married... with Children: Movie Show (1993) (TV Episode)
The poster for this film can be seen at the cinema the Bundys go to.
Married... with Children: Banking on Marcy (1993) (TV Episode)
When asked by Peggy how much trouble her bank is in, Marcy dejectedly replies: "We backed 'Last Action Hero'."
Mad About You: Surprise (1993) (TV Episode)
Poster in subway station.
Entertainment UK: Episode dated 16 December 1993 (1993) (TV Episode)
John McTiernan, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Charles Dance and Austin O'Brien are interviewed about the film.
Troldspejlet: Episode dated 9 April 1994 (1994) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann looks at upcoming releases and mentions the film
The Simpsons: The Boy Who Knew Too Much (1994) (TV Episode)
Bart ridicules moviestar Rainier Wolfcastle (an imitation of Arnold Schwarzenegger) for his last picture, which was a script problem-riddled box office flop featuring a 'magical ticket'.
The Critic: Marathon Mensch (1994) (TV Episode)
a film canister is labeled "The First Action Hero"
The Critic: Uneasy Rider (1994) (TV Episode)
Duke has a seal trained to run away when he hears the movie's title
The Simpsons: Itchy & Scratchy Land (1994) (TV Episode)
I&S cartoon title
Voll normaaal (1994)
Otaku (1994)
A Japanese poster for this movie was seen in Shibuya.
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: Save the Last Trance for Me (1995) (TV Episode)
Will calls Nicky the "last interaction hero"
Deadly Games (1995) (TV Series)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
In the San Diego video store, there is a poster advertising a movie with Arnold Schwarzenegger as King Lear.
Pleasantville (1998)
The Simpsons: Simpsons Bible Stories (1999) (TV Episode)
Bart says, "Get ready to meet the first action hero!"
The PJs: The Last Affirmative Action Hero (2000) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Cinemania (2002)
True Crime: Streets of LA (2003) (Video Game)
Nick Kang dresses like Jack Slater from Last Action Hero and drives the same car as Jack Slater.
I'm with Her: The Last Action Queero (2003) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Incident at Loch Ness (2004)
The onscreen creative team making the film within a film lists this movie among their real life credits
AC/DC: Family Jewels (2005) (Video)
Schwarzenegger reprises his role from the film
The Know's Top 10s: Top 10 GameCube Games (2007) (TV Episode)
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
President Schwarzenegger states that he misses Danny DeVito.
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Both films satirize the action genre's clichés.
Behind the Player: Mike Inez (2008) (Video)
Mike Inez mentions the film while talking about the Alice in Chains' song on the soundtrack, "A Little Bitter".
Bolt (2008)
Has a lot of plot similarities. Both feature a movie/TV superhero who finally realizes his lack of superpowers in the real world, yet manages to accomplish his goal. Even the antagonist in both movies has a different, distinguishing eye.
Tales from the Script (2009)
The script is discussed.
Clatterford: Ladies in Lavender (2009) (TV Episode)
'Charles Dance' mentions program by name.
Bloodbath - The Motion Picture (2009)
Makes referances to film
Bad Movie Beatdown: Nighthawks (2010) (TV Episode)
detailing Schwarzenegger action flicks
3satfestival: Michael Ehnert - Lost Action Hero (2010) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Nostalgia Critic: You're a Rotten Dirty Bastard: Christmas Special (2010) (TV Episode)
Spoony reviews this film
Forget About It: Terminator (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentiond by Panda at one point
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "Time to re-decorate, In brain matter grey"
DVD-R Hell: Poochinski (2011) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as having the same captain from Poochinski.
Holliston: Weekend of Horrors: Part 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Adam mistakenly tells Danielle Harris that she was awesome in "Last Action Hero".
Special Collector's Edition: Blu-ray: Depredador (2012) (TV Episode)
Poster shown.
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Schwarzenegger Games (2012) (TV Episode)
Nerd comments some of the levels resembling the scenes from this movie.
Conversations with Hollywood: Writing Action Movies (2012) (TV Episode)
Zak Penn talks about writing "Last Action Hero" and his whirlwind journey from being an unknown to writing blockbuster action movies.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.11 (2012) (TV Episode)
Jay says that Arnold Schwarzenegger showed the film to the maid he had an affair with
Special Collector's Edition: Christine (2013) (TV Episode)
Caddicarus: The Worst Game Ever Made (2014) (TV Episode)
seen in Caddy's Blu-Ray collection
Instant Mom: The Last Auction Hero (2014) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Batman: Jazz #2 (2014) (TV Episode)
"...toward the bald guy from Last Action Hero."
Honest Game Trailers: Final Fantasy VII (2014) (TV Episode)
"Rubber baby buggy bumpers"
Atari: Game Over (2014)
Features in list of Zak Penn's writing credits.
Castle: Last Action Hero (2014) (TV Episode)
Named after
Nostalgia Critic: Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie (2014) (TV Episode)
Critic is dismayed that people don't agree with his opinion on the film.
The Final Girls (2015)
The main characters get sucked into the movie world like Danny in Last Action Hero.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine (2016) (Video Game)
One of the achievements that get unlocked by finishing the game is named after the movie.
Midnight Screenings: Brian and Irving and Hillary's America (2016) (TV Episode)
Brian compares the holographic Klansman scene in Hillary's America to this movie.
CineBasura: La peli (2016)
The Simpsons: The Last Traction Hero (2016) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Nos Theories (2016) (TV Series)
Explains fan theories about the movie.
Ready Player One (2018)
A Jack Slater movie can be see in a theater during the race.
The Cinema Snob: Hillary's America (2018) (TV Episode)
The Snob says, "I had no idea the Klan was created by a magical golden movie ticket", regarding a scene in Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party (2016).
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Ready Player One (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Big Bird's Big Break (2018) (TV Episode)
Brought up in discussion.
Captain Marvel (2019)
Video case is shown in a Blockbuster store.
Mortal Kombat 11 (2019) (Video Game)
Johnny Cage says to the Terminator "To be or not to be."


Hamlet (1948)
The English teacher shows her class a clip from the film. The teacher is played by Joan Plowright, the widow of that film's star and director Laurence Olivier.
Fast and Furry-ous (1949) (Short)
Danny Madigan is watching "Fast and Furry-ous" on tv.
The Arsenio Hall Show (1989) (TV Series)
Arsenio is seen on the TV for a split second before Danny shuts it off 13 minutes into the movie.
Thunderheart (1992)

Featured in 

AC/DC: Big Gun (1993) (Video)
Features footage from the film
Behind the Scenes: Last Action Hero (1993) (Video)
Movie is talked about and clips are shown.
Megadeth: Angry Again (1994) (Video)
features clips from the film
The 76th Annual Academy Awards (2004) (TV Special)
Included in opening montage
Running with Arnold (2006)
Shows clip(s) from.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Seraphim Falls (2009) (TV Episode)
Ripper from this film makes a cameo
Nostalgia Critic: Last Action Hero (2009) (TV Episode)
Reviewed, clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: We're Back! A Dinosaur Story (2009) (TV Episode)
clips shown.
Nostalgia Critic: Top 11 Nostalgia Critic Fuckups (2009) (TV Episode)
A mistake The Nostalgia Critic made about the film is the #5 pick.
Bad Movie Beatdown: The Specialist (2010) (TV Episode)
clip shown
David Walliams' Awfully Good: Awfully Good Movies (2011) (TV Episode)
Arnie puns
WatchMojo: Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Moments (2013) (TV Episode)
Shakespeare is #2.
Life Itself (2014)
Footage shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Fights on Rooftops (2014) (TV Episode)
Jack Slater vs. The Ripper is #7.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Meta Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
Last Action Hero is #2.
Honest Trailers: Terminator 2: Judgement Day (2015) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Soundtracks Better Than the Movie (2015) (TV Episode)
The soundtrack for Last Action Hero is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Ways Arnold Schwarzenegger Can Kill You (2016) (TV Episode)
Shooting your exploding glass eye and electrocuting you get honorable mentions.
Beyond: Last Action Hero (2017) (TV Episode)
Lydia clerk is watching this movie when Jeff enters the store.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Best Arnold Schwarzenegger Movies (2017) (TV Episode)
Last Action Hero is #9.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movies You'll Like if You Liked Deadpool (2017) (TV Episode)
Last Action Hero is #8.
Scope (2017) (Video)
clip shown
Talking Pictures: Barry Norman (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Over the Top Evil Movie Villains (2019) (TV Episode)
Benedict gets an honorable mention.
In Search of the Last Action Heroes (2019)
Film is discussed and shown
Cinematic Excrement: Indecent Proposal (2019) (TV Episode)
Footage used as Smeghead brings it up as a nominee for "Worst Picture" at the 14th Golden Raspberry Awards.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Scariest Characters in Non-Horror Films (2020) (TV Episode)
The Ripper gets an honorable mention.


The Seventh Seal (1957)
Jack and Danny enter the movie theater that has a poster for the movie, and then they are hunted inside by the figure of The Death, figured exactly as Bengt Ekerot in Bergman's movie, in an extended scene.
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Danny Madigan rides his bicycle across the moon after he realizes he's the comedy sidekick and thus, mortal.
48 Hrs. (1982)
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
When Slater and Danny enter the Blockbuster Video, there is a cardboard stand on Terminator 2, but with Sylvester Stallone in the credits and face of the figure.

Spoofed in 

Interactive (1993) (Video)
Title, premise, some story elements.
The Fairly OddParents: Odd Jobs/Movie Magic (2003) (TV Episode)
The Hamlet movie with Arnold Schwartzengerman is similar to a scene in this movie involving Schwarzenegger portraying Hamlet during the day dream scene.
Indie Film Adventures (2005) (Short)
Plot of being sucked into a movie screen used to satirize a genre.
The Most Popular Girls in School: Crank Hard with a Last Action Cliffhanger (2015) (TV Episode)
Arnold Schwarzenegger mercenary cheerleader. Title reference.

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