Crossover movies

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  1. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I was watching Robocop today thinking how it could have easily been placed as a prequel to Terminator (I'm aware of the comics did this). From there I got to thinking about Aliens - Burke telling Bishop that Ash was one of the Hyperdyne series of "Artificial people" - making Ash a bit more untrustworthy than the Bishop line of robots. Alien is connected to Predator and I remember someone pointing out that Kurt Russell's Soldier is connected to Blade Runner (the battle Roy Batty mentions of the "War ships ablaze off Orion" - is listed as one of the fights Kurt fought in.

    Trading Places is connected to Coming to America (funniest in joke ever).

    Romy and Michelle actually live in the Tarantino universe where Pulp Fiction and Reservior Dogs took place!!! When they leave for their reunion there's a Red Apple cigarettes billboard in the back ground.

    Anyone got any others - not the obvious, like the way Kevin Smith ties his movies together. I mean little known or in the know connections.
     
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  2. CB2001

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    Due to the appearance of the Necronomicon Ex Mortis (in addition to see Freddy's glove grabbing Jason's mask) in what was meant to be the final Friday the 13th film, the universes of The Evil Dead/Army of Darkness, the Friday the 13th films and the Nightmare on Elm Street films all occupy the same universe. Jason vs. Freddy ended up crossing over as we saw due to Freddy grabbing Jason's mask. There were reports of a Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash film that was going to be done, but the project fell through (the closest you can get is fan films).

    The biggest one suggested that I know of is the Tommyverse. And the Wold Newton family.

    Much like the novel versions, American Psycho and The Rules of Attraction both not only take place within the same story universe, but Patrick Bateman (protagonist of American Psycho) and Sean Bateman (one of the leads in The Rules of Attraction) are brothers. Despite the film adaptation of The Rules of Attraction taking place in modern times, there was originally a scene in which Patrick shows up in the story. But it was cut from the film. However, Sean references Patrick when Paul calls him and Sean mistakens him for Patrick in the adaptation.

    Some say that Strange Days and Dark Angel fall into the timeline of Avatar, due to the society, technology and science aspects presented in both that tie directly into Avatar. I personally doubt it.
     
  3. SSgt Burton

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    There's actually a wrecked Spinner in the town's village too. And it has been rumoured that a space battle sequence that only appears in the trailer (for about two seconds) was supposed to be a depiction of the Battle of Tannhauser Gate.


    Talking about "Aliens"- Lance Henrikson, Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein went on to appear together in the vampire film "Near Dark." What just happens to be on a theater marquee as the lead character stumbles down the street...


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    Kevin
     
  4. Jet Beetle

    Jet Beetle Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Near Dark is one of those underrated lost gems that you usually have to tell people about. Unfortunately it came out the same time as Lost Boys, which depicted Vampires as sexy and hip - where the Vamps in Near Dark were more threatening. Great catch on the marquee in the background.
     
  5. Maelstrom

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    The Breakfast Club

    Curly Sue

    Dutch

    Ferris Bueller's Day Off

    Home Alone and its sequels, Home Alone 2 and 3

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    National Lampoon's European Vacation (partially)

    Planes, Trains and Automobiles (in an interview with Premiere Magazine, John
    Hughes revealed that Del Griffith, portrayed by John Candy, lived two doors down from Sixteen Candles' Samantha Baker)

    Pretty In Pink

    Reach The Rock

    She's Having a Baby

    Sixteen Candles

    Uncle Buck

    Weird Science

    All of these take place around Shermer Illinois ala John Hughesiverse

    And The T1000 was in Wayne's World...so I guess those two realities tie together also
     
  6. CB2001

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    Don't forget the T-1000's appearance in The Last Action Hero, as well as Catherine Tramell from Basic Instinct appearing in it as well.
     
  7. Wes R

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    I always thought Soldier took place in the Aliens universe but the BR connection sounds better. I always like when film makers pay tribute to their favorite movies like this.
     
  8. Tank O' Guinness

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    Not a movie but the Portal and the Half life series are in the same 'world'...
     
  9. Wes R

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    If they make movies of the Dark Tower books they'll link to most of the Stephen King movies that have been made.
     
  10. micdavis

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    The Galactica was looking for Earth and the Searcher was looking for the lost colonies of Earth.

    They should have met up somewhere in the middle.
     
  11. dbuck

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    The opening of the spaghetti western Any Gun Can Play has George Hilton gunning down The Man With No Name, Col. Mortimer, and Django.
     
  12. Simmon M

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    'Machete' is not only the main character of his own Grindhouse film but appears in all 4 'Spy Kids' films.
     
  13. TheDoctor

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    Lost, Star Trek, Cloverfield, Super 8, and a number of others are tied together through various ways.

    I was disappointed there wasn't a brief scene in Super 8 with someone reading a newspaper witha Dharma recruiting ad...
     
  14. Daemon324

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    Black House, The Tailsman, Hearts in Atlantis, Salem's Lot, It, The Stand, Crouch End, The Mist, The Eyes of the Dragon, Insomnia, Rose Madder, Desperation, The Regulators, Bag of Bones, From a Buick 8, Everything's Eventual, and Ur all are connected more directly.

    Read the Talisman and Black House. Honestly? Those two are relatively tame for King having also read Dreamcatcher, which by the way gave me nightmares for a while.

    If you pay attention, all of the seasons bar one of Power Rangers occur in the same world, the exception is R.P.M., but in my mind that one is a travesty and an abomination, and doesn't count. ALSO, if you paid attention in, it's either the fifth or sixth year (Turbo or in Space), can't remember off hand and don't want to go look it up, the Ninja Turtles make a one episode appearance. Crazy, and it counts.
     
  15. CB2001

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    Actually, From Dusk Till Dawn (and its sequels), both parts of Kill Bill and both films of Grindhouse all take place within the same movie universe. I remember reading that Tarantino said that it was a movie-within-a-movie universe, that the movies listed are probably the same ones watched by the characters of his films of Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction (in which both of those movies take place within the another story universe as well). Some have even speculated that the Bride of Kill Bill is actually being played by Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction (I personally don't believe that).
     
  16. Yarko

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    Last Samurai and 300 take place in the same universe, Tom Cruise tells the samurai the story of Leonidas.


    Just kidding o_O


    What about ET and Star Wars?

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  17. SSgt Burton

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    How about "The Men Who Stare at Goats" when George Clooney is describing the New Earth Army as "Jedi Warriors" to Ewan McGregor... who of course played Obi-Wan Kenobi.


    Oh and getting back to Soldier-

    There are several references besides Blade Runner. In Todd's combat history is "Nibian Moons" and "Antares Malstrom" (Star Trek II).

    His awards include
    the Plissken Patch (EFNY)
    O'Neil Ring (Stargate)
    MacReady Cross (The Thing)
    Cash Medal of Bravery (Tango and Cash)
    McCaffrey Fire Award (Backdraft)
    Capt. Ron Trophy (Captain Ron :sick)
    Dexter Riley Award (The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, The Strongest Man in the World)
    UFP Purple Heart (Star Trek)


    His weapons training includes the DOOM MKIV BFG, USCM Smartgun, and M41A Pulse Rifle.

    At the end of the film when they are off to find a new home, their search results include-

    Anoat System (ESB)
    Eminiar7 (Star Trek)
    Kessel Binary (Star Wars)
    Planet 10 LECTR (Buckaroo Banzai)
    Slartibartfast (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)
    Ursa Minor Beta (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)



    Kevin
     
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  18. Stansfield

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    Not movies but TV....

    Sons of Anarchy and The Shield share the same black street gang (The One-Niners).
     
  19. Contec

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    I always figure things like that are like in The Last Action Hero Same movie but different actor. Like Stallone playing the terminator
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    "it's his best movie!!"


    In Tango and Cash , Stallone says that "Rambo is p***y" Someone else must have played that role then.
     
  20. nicklambo

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    In "Another stakeout" Richard Drayfuss while bored and playing "what line" utters the words "This is no boating accident" which of course is one of his lines from Jaws...:lol
     
  21. The BDK

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    Actually, I think they all are supposed to take place in the same universe. If you include easter eggs, that grows to include Firefly/Serenity. Blade Runner and Alien took place in the universe according to a few Scott interviews from the 80s I think.


    Power Rangers in Space, wasn't half a bad episode if I remember right, may have to Netflix that one.
     
  22. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Just saw Rollerball (1975) yesterday, and it reminded me of certain elements found in THX1138. Taking pills, games to keep the populace occupied, a totalitarian state. It felt like THX1138 was a sequel, although it´s older.
     
  23. robn1

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    George specializes in that.
     
  24. SSgt Burton

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    (Is it okay to include tv?)

    Boston Legal- Alan Shore (James Spader) is describing a book about parasites found on salmon to Denny Crane (played by William Shatner)-

    Alan- This book, "A Stain Upon The Sea" it's all about these sea lice.
    Denny- Interesting.
    Alan- They call them "cling ons."
    Denny-...Did you say "Klingons?"

    :lol


    Kevin
     
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    Opening scene in Firefly, Mal jumps on an anti aircraft gun, the gun screen has the WY logo ;)
     
  26. The Mad Professor

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    Another TV crossover:

    Warehouse 13, Eureka, and Alphas all take place in the same universe. There was the Fargo/Claudia crossover between Eureka and Warehouse 13, and Doctor Calder (Lindsay Wagner) was in both Warehouse 13 and an episode of Alphas.
     
  27. Coz

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    More TV:

    Homicide: Life on the Street and Law and Order crossed over back & forth, before Munch went into LaO: SVU.
    Munch also appeared in The X-Files (tho unnamed), and (I think) Lone Gunmen.
    Millenium exists in the same X-Files world.

    Firefly's Serenity appeared in the Galactica reboot (first mini series ep).

    The ship from Silent Running appeared on the original Galactica in the rag-tag fleet.
     
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  28. The Mad Professor

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    No, he introduced himself as Detective Munch.

    Almost... The X-Files episode with Munch was Lone Gunmen-centric, featuring the first meeting of the Lone Gunmen and Mulder at a science convention (IIRC) in Boston.

    Truthfully, though, John Munch has been on more shows than that, and if you factor in the character of Tommy Westphall (from St. Elsewhere), you'll find that over 90% of non-animated television is connected somehow. Toss in the X-Files crossover with The Simpsons (thereby bringing in animated television) and 99% of all television is connected.

    Cross Over - Television Tropes & Idioms (Look under Live Action TV. It's the first entry.)

    Crossover Grid Key (organized by quadrant) 1 In the center St

    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~kwgow/crossovers(full).jpg (This is the grid)
     
  29. Sundowner

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    Yep Battle of Serenity Valley, Weyland made the UA 57-D Ground Sentry Mal uses

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  30. CB2001

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    Which makes sense, as the Earth in that series is described to be "used up", and in Alien Resurrection, it's been described as a $#!thole (and in a deleted scene, we see that the Earth is completely wasted).
     
  31. Sundowner

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    I find this thread very interesting because its making me want to revisit some of these movies with a different perspective
     
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  33. Dave Ward

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    There was a very weird Quincy/Diagnosis Murder crossover episode once. I'm not sure Quincy was explicitly named but it was clearly supposed to be him.
     
  34. The Rock-a-who

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    I remember heard a rumor a LONG time ago (In a Starlog magazine) they they were trying to do a cross-over between Golden Child and Star Trek IV.

    Apparently Eddie Murphy is a huge ST fan and they were trying to coordinate it where the taxi driver that called Kirk a 'Dumb *" was going to be Eddie Murphy's character, then in Golden Child they were going to show that same scene, only from the POV of the taxi driver.

    Would have loved it if they pulled that one off.
     
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    The Scream universe and Kevin Smith's View Askewniverse are the same, at least Scream 3 is. Jay & Silent Bob make a cameo appearance in Scream 3 doing a Hollywood set tour.
     
  37. Dave Ward

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    The Doctor mentions that he's met Arthur Dent at some point in new Who, forget when.

    In his book, Russell T. Davies talked about wanting a christmas special of Who where Harry Potter characters come to life and start menacing JK Rowling. As it's fiction coming to life, it's not exactly a crossover, but worth mentioning maybe.
     
  38. CB2001

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    The Christmas Invasion
     
  39. Stansfield

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    Wasn't there some connection between Blade Runner and Black Rain?

    Also on TV, there's the crossover with Community and Cougar Town
     
  40. TheDoctor

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    ... of course, this completely contradicts the whole "no such thing as aliens" thing in Firefly.
     
  41. The Mad Professor

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    Easily explained: Between the secretiveness of the Yautja (Predators), the fact that there were often no survivors in a Xenomorph incident, the general public opinion on android life forms, and the fact that Weyland Yutani likely covered up everything they were involved in, the public at large back on Earth most likely had no knowledge of alien life.

    Now, you factor that in with the idea that Firefly takes place in a single (albeit enormous) solar system, and the remnants of humanity in Firefly go on with their lives, blissfully unaware of the dark horrors that lurk on unexplored planets outside their 'Verse, because they (supposedly) don't have the tech for interstellar flight (other than the suspended animation from the Alien franchise or the cryogenic box in which River was smuggled in the beginning of the pilot for Firefly).
     
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    Should that not be Cyberdyne?
     
  43. Sundowner

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    Right. Xenos, Yautja and Engineers aren't the only other "alien" lifeforms in that particular universe. There is also Arcturian lifeforms, whatever those are.

    But I think its cool the thought of being in the same universe.
     
  44. ooSuperman23

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    Kurt Sutter the creator/writer/showrunner of Sons of Anarchy was mentored by The Shield's creator Shawn Ryan. However I doubt they are in the same "universe" as there have been at least two of the main characters from The Shield who had roles in SoA. Kenneth Johnson appeared in seasons 3/4 as Herman Kozik, and Jay Karnes was in season 1 as Joshua Kohn.
     
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    How do you explain the fact that the One-Niners appear in both shows?
     
  46. The Wolf

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    Doc Savage and Remo Williams are in the same universe as Jake Speed. At least the book characters are, I'm not sure about the movies.

    Wolf
     
  47. Clerval

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    This was just the effects artists having fun, there's nothing to read into it.
     
  48. ooSuperman23

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    I was just giving a reason as to why I think they aren't in the same universe, but I could be wrong. If I had to guess why both gangs are named one-niners it's because Kurt Sutter was doing that as a sort of a nod to Shawn Ryan.

    Like I said though, I could be wrong it's just the way I see it.
     
  49. Sundowner

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    Aliens also has a tie to Angel. Weyland-Yutani happens to be one of the companies represented by Wolfram & Hart in Angel As seen in the Episode "Harm's Way."
     
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    Doctor Who, Torchwood, and the Sarah Jane Adventures. Would that count?

    Also there was Batman TAS, Superman TAS, Batman Beyond, and Justice League/Unlimited. Those have crossed over at one point or another, and are also a part of the same universe.
     

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