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.)
Shot of John Wayne walking away from the camera, framed by a doorway, the screen dark except for the light coming through the door.
Closing credits: Ricky Nelson may currently be seen in.
Mentioned as part of John Wayne's filmography.
Paul mentions this film.
John Wayne and Martin talk about this film.
In both movies the villains play guitar before decisive battles in order to upset their enemies.
still frames and poster seen outside theater
Sheriff Leigh Brackett is named for the writer of this film which was very influential to John Carpenter.
The title is mentioned.
Mention of John Wayne in Rio Bravo
Several aspects of the episode plot pay homage to this classic western.
Mentioned in Clarence's "That's a Movie" speech.
Butch insisting Zed pick up his gun is taken directly from a scene in 'Rio Bravo'.
Mickey Knox says "Lets make some music Colorado."
Is mentioned as one of Quentin's three favorite movies of all time.
Mike: "The 'Rio Bravo' set"
Crow: "They tossed him into the streets of 'Rio Bravo.'"
Sabien and Roman discuss the ending
Jake mentions this movie as part of his John Wayne coin collection
Wesley imagines himself as John Wayne in Rio Bravo.
mentioned in documentary
The local cinema shows the movie and the characters talk about the movie
Henry mentions it to Shawn.
A poster of this film is seen in Kaurismäki's segment.
This film's theme is one of the records in the jukebox.
Josef Hader talks about this movie.
There is an unlockable multiplayer title called "Dude".
A copy of the DVD is on Mary's bedroom shelf
"From the set of Rio Bravo"
Martin tells Davis he should watch classics like "Rio Bravo" and "Network".
movie theater scene
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.
Tony watches the movie on TV
clip of Ricky Nelson playing the guitar shown