Rio Bravo (1959) Poster



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Version of 

Remade as 

El Dorado (1967)

Edited into 

La classe américaine (1993) (TV Movie)


Underworld (1927)
Both films have shady leading ladies named Feathers, as well as scenes where the villain throws money into a spittoon to see if the drunken sidekick will fish it out. (Howard Hawks was involved with both films.)
Red River (1948)
Belt buckle worn by John Wayne has brand from the Tom Dunson ranch. Wayne played the Tom Dunson character in Red River.
The Searchers (1956)
Shot of John Wayne walking away from the camera, framed by a doorway, the screen dark except for the light coming through the door.

Referenced in 

The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: The Treasurer's Son (1959) (TV Episode)
Closing credits: Ricky Nelson may currently be seen in.
The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet: Costume Dance (1959) (TV Episode)
Plug for Ricky Nelson's appearance, after the closing credits.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: John Wayne (1961) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of John Wayne's filmography.
Contempt (1963)
Paul mentions this film.
The Dean Martin Show: Episode #1.2 (1965) (TV Episode)
John Wayne and Martin talk about this film.
Death Rides a Horse (1967)
In both movies the villains play guitar before decisive battles in order to upset their enemies.
I Call First (1967)
Still frames and poster seen outside theater.
Halloween (1978)
Sheriff Leigh Brackett is named for the writer of this film, which influenced John Carpenter.
Disco Fever (1978)
The title is mentioned.
Dead End (1985)
Mention of John Wayne in Rio Bravo
Frantic (1988)
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Richard tells Mike about how his mother shot a man during a screening of this film.
Star Trek: The Next Generation: A Fistful of Datas (1992) (TV Episode)
Several aspects of the episode plot pay homage to this classic western.
True Romance (1993)
Mentioned in Clarence's "That's a Movie" speech.
Red Dwarf: Gunmen of the Apocalypse (1993) (TV Episode)
Like Dude (Dean Martin), in the AR game Kryten is an alcoholic sheriff, mocked by the other men in the saloon, but he manages to sober up and take on a gang of outlaws.
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Butch insisting Zed pick up his gun is taken directly from a scene in 'Rio Bravo'.
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Mickey Knox says "Lets make some music Colorado."
Charlie Rose: Quentin Tarantino (1994) (TV Episode)
Is mentioned as one of Quentin's three favorite movies of all time.
Get Shorty (1995)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: "The 'Rio Bravo' set"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow: "They tossed him into the streets of 'Rio Bravo.'"
Le bassin de J.W. (1997)
The characters discuss the film
The Negotiator (1998)
Sabien and Roman discuss the ending
13 posterunek: Powtorka z westernu (1998) (TV Episode)
Title is mentioned by Cezary
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: Ice Station Sabrina (1999) (TV Episode)
Salem plans to watch the film.
Guns for Hire: The Making of 'The Magnificent Seven' (2000) (TV Movie)
briefly mentionned
RoboCop: Prime Directives (2000) (TV Mini-Series)
Daria: Camp Fear (2001) (TV Episode)
Jake mentions this movie as part of his John Wayne coin collection
Angel: Dad (2001) (TV Episode)
Wesley imagines himself as John Wayne in Rio Bravo.
The Sopranos: Pie-o-My (2002) (TV Episode)
Song used over final credits
A Decade Under the Influence (2003)
mentioned in documentary
Bad Eggs (2003)
Hoodlum & Son (2003)
Where Are They Now?: A Delta Alumni Update (2003) (Video)
John Landis tells an elderly and confused Dean Wormer that he's come to interview him about his days as Dean of Faber College and he replies "I love Dean Martin! You ever see Rio Bravo? I knew that if he would ever stop drinking they'd make him sheriff again!"
Ouaga saga (2004)
The local cinema shows the movie and the characters talk about the movie
Psych: He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me, Oops He's Dead (2007) (TV Episode)
Henry mentions it to Shawn.
Chacun son cinéma ou Ce petit coup au coeur quand la lumière s'éteint et que le film commence (2007)
A poster of this film is seen in Kaurismäki's segment.
Death Proof (2007)
This film's theme is one of the records in the jukebox.
Valimo (2007) (Short)
A poster is shown.
Neues aus der Anstalt: Terror (2007) (TV Episode)
Josef Hader talks about this movie.
Red Dead Redemption (2010) (Video Game)
There is an unlockable multiplayer title called "Dude".
The Lawyer (2010) (Short)
A copy of the DVD is on Mary's bedroom shelf
The Cinema Snob: Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's Daughter (2011) (TV Episode)
"From the set of Rio Bravo"
Nikita: 3.0 (2012) (TV Episode)
Martin tells Davis he should watch classics like "Rio Bravo" and "Network".
Graceland: Goodbye High (2013) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Land Ho! (2014)
Title is referenced
Blaze of Glory: Mel Brooks' Wild, Wild West (2014) (Video)
poster shown
She's Funny That Way (2014)
SPOILER: Izzy and her mentor are going to see it in the theater.
Kleingeistganoven (2016) (Short)
the pose Ronny is doing when Anton tells him to stop "the John Wayne act"

Featured in 

Tatort: Tote Taube in der Beethovenstraße (1973) (TV Episode)
movie theater scene
The Men Who Made the Movies: Howard Hawks (1973) (TV Movie)
Includes clips from the film
The Shootist (1976)
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Gu ling jie shao nian sha ren shi jian (1991)
At one point the main character is at the movies with his friends. Although you can't see the film, the soundtrack makes it clear that they are watching the shootout near the end of Rio Bravo where they rescue Dude. A Brighter Summer Day takes place in 1960, making Rio Bravo a film these characters could historically have seen.
The John Wayne Anthology (1991) (TV Movie)
Siskel & Ebert: Pulp Faction: The Tarantino Generation (1995) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Get Shorty (1995)
The Silver Screen: Color Me Lavender (1997)
footage included
The Sopranos: For All Debts Public and Private (2002) (TV Episode)
Tony watches the movie on TV
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin' Down a Dream (2007)
clip of Ricky Nelson playing the guitar shown
The Long Shadow of Dirty Harry (2008) (Video)
clips shown
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Post-War Cinema (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
The Story of Film: An Odyssey: Sex & Melodrama (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips shown
Hollywood et les hommes (2013)
Clips featured
Salaud, on t'aime. (2014)
Frédéric Selman and Jacques Kaminsky watch Rio Bravo on television.

Spoofed in 

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