History ShoutOut / Rango

7th Oct '16 12:03:49 PM erforce
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* At one point in the film, Rattlesnake Jake, voiced by Bill Nighy, says "Make your move". [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean There's another movie with Johnny Depp where he plays the villain and also says "Make your move" at one point]]. And in both movies, Bill Nighy threatens to steal Johnny Depp's soul.

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* At one point in the film, Rattlesnake Jake, voiced by Bill Nighy, says "Make your move". [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean There's another movie with Johnny Depp where he plays the villain and also says "Make your move" at one point]]. And in both movies, Bill Nighy threatens to steal Johnny Depp's soul.
5th May '16 1:47:48 AM Cerony
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* The marks drawn in the sky with a flaming stick that tell about Rango's "quest" include a [[Franchise/StarWars TIE fighter]].

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* The marks drawn in the sky with a flaming stick that tell about Rango's "quest" include a [[Franchise/StarWars TIE fighter]].fighter]] and the Music/{{KISS}} logo.
27th Mar '16 9:52:59 AM nombretomado
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* WordOfGod states that Rango in general is meant to be a reference to Don Knotts in ''The Shakiest Gun in the West'', while the "only one bullet" references Knotts' most famous character, [[TheAndyGriffithShow Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife]]; the mayor's characterisation and EvilPlan heavily reference Creator/JohnHuston in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' (he even says "the future, Mr. Rango! The future!"); Rattlesnake Jake is an allusion to Lee Van Cleef in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''; and the hawk that attacks Rango towards the beginning is a reference to Lee Marvin in ''Film/CatBallou'', featuring the same metal piece on his nose. [[ReferenceOverdosed Whew]].

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* WordOfGod states that Rango in general is meant to be a reference to Don Knotts in ''The Shakiest Gun in the West'', while the "only one bullet" references Knotts' most famous character, [[TheAndyGriffithShow [[Series/TheAndyGriffithShow Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife]]; the mayor's characterisation and EvilPlan heavily reference Creator/JohnHuston in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' (he even says "the future, Mr. Rango! The future!"); Rattlesnake Jake is an allusion to Lee Van Cleef in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''; and the hawk that attacks Rango towards the beginning is a reference to Lee Marvin in ''Film/CatBallou'', featuring the same metal piece on his nose. [[ReferenceOverdosed Whew]].
20th Sep '15 4:39:15 PM RushLimborg
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* The Spirit of the West [[spoiler:is the [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man with No Name]].]]

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* The Spirit of the West [[spoiler:is the [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man with No Name]].]]]] Rango even spells it out!
13th Sep '15 2:17:03 PM MyFinalEdits
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* Anyone else think of ''Film/RaisingArizona'' when Rango was running from the hawk? Even the music got into the act. Not to mention when the... moles? rats? Whatever they are (WordOfGod calls them the "Inbred Rodents") first emerge to look for the bank.

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* Anyone else think of ''Film/RaisingArizona'' when Rango was running from the hawk? Even the music got into the act. Not to mention act, plus when the... moles? rats? Whatever they are (WordOfGod calls them the "Inbred Rodents") first emerge to look for the bank.



* Was anyone else thinking of ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' when [[spoiler: the mole family briefly trick Rattlesnake Jake into thinking there's a hawk?]]



* Also, the toad sounds A LOT like [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy Ren Hoek]]. It WAS a Nickelodeon movie.

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* Also, the The toad sounds A LOT like [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy Ren Hoek]]. It WAS IS a Nickelodeon movie.



** And his face is reminiscent of the hawkish features of [[TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly Sentenza/Angel Eyes]].
* At one point in the film, Rattlesnake Jake, voiced by Bill Nighy, says "Make your move". [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean There's another movie with Johnny Depp where he plays the villain and also says "Make your move" at one point]]. Not to mention that in both movies, Bill Nighy threatens to steal Johnny Depp's soul.
* When Spoons yells "CAW! CAW!" as the "signal", it calls to mind [[Film/GalaxyQuest a certain]] [[AffectionateParody parody of another genre]].

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** And his face is reminiscent of the hawkish features of [[TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly Sentenza/Angel Eyes]].
* At one point in the film, Rattlesnake Jake, voiced by Bill Nighy, says "Make your move". [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean There's another movie with Johnny Depp where he plays the villain and also says "Make your move" at one point]]. Not to mention that And in both movies, Bill Nighy threatens to steal Johnny Depp's soul.
* When Spoons yells "CAW! CAW!" as the "signal", it calls to mind [[Film/GalaxyQuest a certain]] [[AffectionateParody parody of another genre]].''Film/GalaxyQuest''.



* The Inbred Rodents themselves are very likely a much more family-friendly version of the cannibals of ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes.''



* Since the director knows about aye-ayes we're going to count this as a GeniusBonus: in one scene Rango (prior to actually becoming Rango) imitates a gun-slinging, bowlegged beetle. In real life there's a large beetle that lives in the desert that's so poisonous and aggressive that one species of lizard imitates it as a juvenile -- the only known case of a vertebrate imitating an invertebrate -- [[http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c5_1264659141 by copying its markings and tall, bowlegged stance]] (at 1:30).

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* Since the director knows about aye-ayes we're viewers are going to count this as a GeniusBonus: in one scene Rango (prior to actually becoming Rango) imitates a gun-slinging, bowlegged beetle. In real life there's a large beetle that lives in the desert that's so poisonous and aggressive that one species of lizard imitates it as a juvenile -- the only known case of a vertebrate imitating an invertebrate -- [[http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c5_1264659141 by copying its markings and tall, bowlegged stance]] (at 1:30).



* It can't be a coincidence that the town's physician is a [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny rabbit named "Doc".]]

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* It can't be a coincidence that the The town's physician is a [[WesternAnimation/BugsBunny rabbit named "Doc".]]
19th Jul '15 9:07:14 PM youfeelingluckypunk27
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** And his face is reminiscent of the hawkish features of [[TheGoodtheBadandtheUgly Sentenza/Angel Eyes]].
7th Jul '15 3:20:45 PM StFan
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* "You see that? I knew it!"



* The sheriff's outfit Rango wears for most of the film looks like what Gary Cooper wears in ''HighNoon''.
* The Spirit of the West [[spoiler: is the [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man with No Name]].]]
* An obscure (and somewhat random) one: in the sheriff's building when Beans, Rango and Wounded Bird are talking, one the wanted posters on the wall offers a reward (in water, of course) for the capture of [[TheSimpsons Disco Lovejoy]].
* One member of Bad Bill's gang is a hunchbacked rabbit with a German accent named [[KlausKinski Kinski]].

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* The sheriff's outfit Rango wears for most of the film looks like what Gary Cooper wears in ''HighNoon''.
''Film/HighNoon''.
* The Spirit of the West [[spoiler: is [[spoiler:is the [[Film/DollarsTrilogy Man with No Name]].]]
* An obscure (and somewhat random) one: in the sheriff's building when Beans, Rango and Wounded Bird are talking, one the wanted posters on the wall offers a reward (in water, of course) for the capture of [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Disco Lovejoy]].
* One member of Bad Bill's gang is a hunchbacked rabbit with a German accent named [[KlausKinski [[Creator/KlausKinski Kinski]].



* Anyone else think of ''RaisingArizona'' when Rango was running from the hawk? Even the music got into the act. Not to mention when the... moles? rats? Whatever they are (WordOfGod calls them the "Inbred Rodents") first emerge to look for the bank.
* The big action set piece featuring Balthazar's clan is a mishmash of ''{{Deliverance}}, Film/ApocalypseNow, TheRoadWarrior'', StarWars, and most likely more.
* WordOfGod states that Rango in general is meant to be a reference to Don Knotts in ''The Shakiest Gun in the West'', while the "only one bullet" references Knotts' most famous character, [[TheAndyGriffithShow Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife]]; the mayor's characterisation and EvilPlan heavily reference Creator/JohnHuston in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' (he even says "the future, Mr. Rango! The future!"); Rattlesnake Jake is an allusion to Lee Van Cleef in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''; and the hawk that attacks Rango towards the beginning is a reference to Lee Marvin in ''CatBallou'', featuring the same metal piece on his nose. [[ReferenceOverdosed Whew]].

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* Anyone else think of ''RaisingArizona'' ''Film/RaisingArizona'' when Rango was running from the hawk? Even the music got into the act. Not to mention when the... moles? rats? Whatever they are (WordOfGod calls them the "Inbred Rodents") first emerge to look for the bank.
* The big action set piece featuring Balthazar's clan is a mishmash of ''{{Deliverance}}, ''Film/{{Deliverance}}, Film/ApocalypseNow, TheRoadWarrior'', StarWars, Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior, Franchise/StarWars'', and most likely more.
* WordOfGod states that Rango in general is meant to be a reference to Don Knotts in ''The Shakiest Gun in the West'', while the "only one bullet" references Knotts' most famous character, [[TheAndyGriffithShow Deputy Sheriff Barney Fife]]; the mayor's characterisation and EvilPlan heavily reference Creator/JohnHuston in ''Film/{{Chinatown}}'' (he even says "the future, Mr. Rango! The future!"); Rattlesnake Jake is an allusion to Lee Van Cleef in ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly''; and the hawk that attacks Rango towards the beginning is a reference to Lee Marvin in ''CatBallou'', ''Film/CatBallou'', featuring the same metal piece on his nose. [[ReferenceOverdosed Whew]].



* Hans Zimmer's music evokes Music/EnnioMorricone's work with Creator/SergioLeone...complete with reusing a Morriconian-like track from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: At World's End''.
** You could also hear a very familiar [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUbAmR3sOBA riff]] from ElmerBernstein's ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
* The toad Rango runs into trying to disguise himself as a rock gives his last words almost same as Tuco from Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly, complete with censor sound.

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* Hans Zimmer's music evokes Music/EnnioMorricone's work with Creator/SergioLeone... complete with reusing a Morriconian-like track from ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean: At World's End''.
**
''Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanAtWorldsEnd''. You could also hear a very familiar [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FUbAmR3sOBA riff]] from ElmerBernstein's ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven''.
* The toad Rango runs into trying to disguise himself as a rock gives his last words almost same as Tuco from Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly, ''Film/TheGoodTheBadAndTheUgly'', complete with censor sound.



* Also, the toad sounds A LOT like [[RenAndStimpy Ren Hoek]]. It WAS a Nickelodeon movie.

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* Also, the toad sounds A LOT like [[RenAndStimpy [[WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy Ren Hoek]]. It WAS a Nickelodeon movie.



* During the credit slideshow, the Mariachi Owl with the electric guitar [[JimiHendrix smashes it then burns the pieces while worshiping them]].
* Rattlesnake Jake appears to have the [[TheLordOfTheRings eyes of Sauron]].
* At one point in the film, Rattlesnake Jake, voiced by Bill Nighy, says "Make your move". [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean There's another movie with Johnny Depp where he plays the villain and also says "Make your move" at one point]].
** Not to mention that in both movies, Bill Nighy threatens to steal Johnny Depp's soul.

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* During the credit slideshow, the Mariachi Owl with the electric guitar [[JimiHendrix [[Music/JimiHendrix smashes it then burns the pieces while worshiping them]].
* Rattlesnake Jake appears to have the [[TheLordOfTheRings [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings eyes of Sauron]].
* At one point in the film, Rattlesnake Jake, voiced by Bill Nighy, says "Make your move". [[PiratesOfTheCaribbean [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbean There's another movie with Johnny Depp where he plays the villain and also says "Make your move" at one point]].
**
point]]. Not to mention that in both movies, Bill Nighy threatens to steal Johnny Depp's soul.



** The Inbred Rodents themselves are very likely a much more family-friendly version of the cannibals of ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes.''
* The marks drawn in the sky with a flaming stick that tell about Rango's "quest" include a [[StarWars TIE fighter]].
* When Rango goes to the Bank of Dirt after the townspeople learn that the bank has nearly no water left, it resembles the famous scene from ItsAWonderfulLife.

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** * The Inbred Rodents themselves are very likely a much more family-friendly version of the cannibals of ''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes.''
* The marks drawn in the sky with a flaming stick that tell about Rango's "quest" include a [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars TIE fighter]].
* When Rango goes to the Bank of Dirt after the townspeople learn that the bank has nearly no water left, it resembles the famous scene from ItsAWonderfulLife.''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.



* Since the director knows about aye-ayes I'm going to count this as a GeniusBonus: in one scene Rango (prior to actually becoming Rango) imitates a gun-slinging, bowlegged beetle. In real life there's a large beetle that lives in the desert that's so poisonous and aggressive that one species of lizard imitates it as a juvenile -- the only known case of a vertebrate imitating an invertebrate -- [[http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c5_1264659141 by copying its markings and tall, bowlegged stance]] (at 1:30).
* During the Sunset Shot, he gives a speech in the style of WinstonChurchill.
* While tossing out cliched life advice to a youngster, Rango includes "burn everything but Shakespeare", a line from the the play ''TheSkinOfOurTeeth''.

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* Since the director knows about aye-ayes I'm we're going to count this as a GeniusBonus: in one scene Rango (prior to actually becoming Rango) imitates a gun-slinging, bowlegged beetle. In real life there's a large beetle that lives in the desert that's so poisonous and aggressive that one species of lizard imitates it as a juvenile -- the only known case of a vertebrate imitating an invertebrate -- [[http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1c5_1264659141 by copying its markings and tall, bowlegged stance]] (at 1:30).
* During the Sunset Shot, he gives a speech in the style of WinstonChurchill.
UsefulNotes/WinstonChurchill.
* While tossing out cliched life advice to a youngster, Rango includes "burn everything but Shakespeare", a line from the the play ''TheSkinOfOurTeeth''.''Theatre/TheSkinOfOurTeeth''.



* The end credits are rendered in precisely the style of Series/TheWildWildWest.

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* The end credits are rendered in precisely the style of Series/TheWildWildWest.''Series/TheWildWildWest''.



* During the scene where Rango and the armadillo follow the walking cacti across the desert to find out where the water went, one of them collapses, referencing the "Rite of Spring" segment from {{Disney/Fantasia}}.
** They're also reminiscent of another, more menacing [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids species of "walking trees".]]

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* During the scene where Rango and the armadillo follow the walking cacti across the desert to find out where the water went, one of them collapses, referencing the "Rite of Spring" segment from {{Disney/Fantasia}}.
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''{{Disney/Fantasia}}''. They're also reminiscent of another, more menacing [[Literature/TheDayOfTheTriffids species of "walking trees".]]
22nd Jun '15 8:35:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Mole Family erupting out of the ground arms-first is a nod to ''TheReturnOfTheLivingDead''.
** The Inbred Rodents themselves are very likely a much more family-friendly version of the cannibals of ''TheHillsHaveEyes.''

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* The Mole Family erupting out of the ground arms-first is a nod to ''TheReturnOfTheLivingDead''.
''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead''.
** The Inbred Rodents themselves are very likely a much more family-friendly version of the cannibals of ''TheHillsHaveEyes.''Film/TheHillsHaveEyes.''
28th May '15 7:08:29 AM erforce
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* The scene where Rango walks into the saloon, orders some water, and is told by the bartender "Cactus juice, that's what we got" is almost frame-for-frame out of the third Film/BackToTheFuture film, when Marty walks into a saloon in 1885 and asks for ice water.

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* The scene where Rango walks into the saloon, orders some water, and is told by the bartender "Cactus juice, that's what we got" is almost frame-for-frame out of the third Film/BackToTheFuture film, ''Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII'', when Marty walks into a saloon in 1885 and asks for ice water.
23rd May '15 2:22:59 PM gaimanite.pkat
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* The scene where Rango walks into the saloon, orders some water, and is told by the bartender "Cactus juice, that's what we got" is almost frame-for-frame out of the third [[Film/BackToTheFuture]] where Marty walks into a saloon in 1885 and asks for ice water.

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* The scene where Rango walks into the saloon, orders some water, and is told by the bartender "Cactus juice, that's what we got" is almost frame-for-frame out of the third [[Film/BackToTheFuture]] where Film/BackToTheFuture film, when Marty walks into a saloon in 1885 and asks for ice water.
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