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The Trinitron on Film and TV

(last update: 6 february 2023)

I like the Trinitron a lot. This page is dedicated to its appearances on film and television, that is: the ones I know of.


Bad Teacher

[00:13:53] Ms. Halsey makes the kids watch “Stand and Deliver.” Earlier, another set can be seen in Ms. Squirrel's classroom.

Bullet Train

[00:01:47] Inside a hospital room, a wall-mounted TV shows a news report about a stolen boomslang.

Casino Royale

[00:17:18] Bond is storming the Nambutuan embassy in Madagascar.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

[01:32:43] Raoul Duke is hallucinating disturbing footage during a manic trip in a cushy hotel suite.

Fireworks (Hana-Bi)

[00:52:46] Miyuki is folding clothes and doesn't look happy.

Good Bye, Lenin!

[00:28:12] Denis is enjoying his cunningly-shot homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey.
[01:41:15] Alex joins Robert's kids in watching Unser Sandmännchen.

Lady Vengeance

[00:43:02] Lee Geum-ja is visiting her daughter in Australia and looks happy.

Run Lola Run

[00:36:28] An impoverished family is watching the lottery draw from a run-down apartment.


Snatch features a variety of Trinitron setups! Regrettably, I had trouble following the plot.

[00:01:43] No idea what is happening.
[00:57:05] No idea what is happening.
[01:08:12] No idea what is happening.


[00:19:58] Renton and Sick Boy are watching “Tommy + Lizzy Vol. 1”, a true home video classic.


Björk's TV interview (from: The Sugarcubes: Live Zabor)

[00:27:04] Björk advises the viewer not to trust Icelandic poets and go read Danish books about electrical engineering instead.

Breaking Bad

[00:12:29] Pilot Episode: Hank is watching himself talk on TV about his spectacular police work and the “outstanding professionalism” of his “fellow agents at the Albuquerque district office.”

Twin Peaks: The Return

[00:35:47] 3x02: Mr. C is intriguingly washing his hands.

music videos

Purple Disco Machine - Dopamine (feat. Eyelar)

[00:00:38] Strangely, this frame seems to have been flipped horizontally. However, the Trinitron branding is clearly recognizable. The monitor looks like a PVM-9040ME. Fun fact: this model has been released in 1998 while the video claims to be set in 1982. Amateurs!

Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)

[00:02:01] Scenes from “The Breakfast Club.”

Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You

[00:01:59] Looking at the charts while assembling a toy plane.