True Grit (1969) Poster



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True Grit (1978) (TV Movie)

Version of 

True Grit (2010)

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Referenced in 

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.2 (1969) (TV Episode)
mentioned during the quickies
Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In: Episode #3.4 (1969) (TV Episode)
Combined title mentioned: "Sister George meets Butch Cassidy and shows her True Grit"
Getting Into Heaven (1970)
a movie theater on the city streets is showing this movie
On the Buses: Foggy Night (1970) (TV Episode)
Stan calls the Inspector "the bus company's John Wayne", to which Jack replies "100 percent true grit".
Count Yorga, Vampire (1970)
Billboard advertisement on a building visible in the background
Mary Tyler Moore: Bob and Rhoda and Teddy and Mary (1970) (TV Episode)
Lou mentions John Wayne's Oscar win.
Shoot Out (1971)
Director uses areas in another movie
Sexual Liberty Now (1971)
It is asked why the violence is G-rated.
Death Wish (1974)
the line "Fill your hand!"
Drive-In (1976)
Title is mentioned in opening song "Whatever Happened to Randolph Scott"
The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
The famous "Son of a bitch" John Wayne line is referenced twice.
The Muppet Show: Petula Clark (1978) (TV Episode)
Mickey Moose, speaking with the voice of John Wayne, says, "You got true grit, frog."
White Dog (1982)
Carruthers asks Julie about "True Grit".
Fame: Relationships (1983) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by Will to Doris
Cat's Eye (1985)
cat named "General".
At the Movies: Better Off Dead/The Journey of Natty Gann/Commando (1985) (TV Episode)
In his review of "Better Off Dead" (1985), Roger Ebert mentions that Kim Darby was from this movie.
1969 (1988)
Starrcade (1988) (TV Movie)
The tagline for the show was "True Grit."
L.A. Law: True Brit (1990) (TV Episode)
title reference
Adventures of the Gummi Bears: True Gritty (1990) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) (TV Episode)
Joel: "This is 'True Grit.'"
Oscar's Greatest Moments (1992) (Video)
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Painted Hills (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "I'm looking for a man with true grit."
Johns (1996)
Mentioned by Donner after John talks about John Wayne
NewsRadio: Rose Bowl (1997) (TV Episode)
Jimmy sells Mr. Lindsay a box of grits, supposedly, from this movie
John Wayne: On Board with the Duke (1997) (Video)
still from the film
Farscape: Throne for a Loss (1999) (TV Episode)
John listed this film as one of the films John Wayne starred in.
Home Improvement: Loose Lips and Freudian Slips (1999) (TV Episode)
Guests on Tool Time mention the film as one of their favorite "guy movies"
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 (1999) (TV Movie)
Hollywood Screen Tests: Take 1 features many clips and references from movie and television history.
Just Shoot Me!: With Thee I Swing (2000) (TV Episode)
Trump gave Jack the hat from this movie.
Family Guy: Fore, Father (2000) (TV Episode)
Peter asks Chris to call him Rooster Cogburn
Golden Saddles, Silver Spurs (2000) (TV Movie)
Drive-in Movie Memories (2001)
mentioned as part of documentary
Good Eats: True Grits (2004) (TV Episode)
Title Reference
Broken Trail: The Making of a Legendary Western (2006) (TV Movie)
Thomas Haden Church says this was one of his favorite movies when he was young.
Minoriteam: Evilfellas (2006) (TV Episode)
Half-Pint says "True Grit!" before he fires his gun
Inside the Actors Studio: Eddie Murphy (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Eddie, and a still image is shown.
The 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008) (TV Special)
John Wayne seen winning Best Actor
Mad Cow (2008) (Video)
Mentioned in dialogue
Taking Woodstock (2009)
seen on movie marquee
I Love You, Beth Cooper (2009)
mentioned and quoted
How I Met Your Mother: The Rough Patch (2009) (TV Episode)
Lily says "You son of a bitch!" exactly like John Wayne's famous line from the movie
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.67 (2011) (TV Episode)
Hailee Steinfeld says she watched the original film before auditioning for the remake
Rango (2011)
Rango refers to Priscilla, the mouse, as "little sister," which is also Rooster Cogburn's pet name for Mattie Ross.
Days of Our Lives: Episode #1.11621 (2011) (TV Episode)
Will mentions the old John Wayne movie that was remade into a recent Best Picture nominee.
Last Man Standing: Last Christmas Standing (2011) (TV Episode)
Mike says he's "still angry that those hippies remade True Grit."
Psych: True Grits (2012) (TV Episode)
Title reference
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.142 (2013) (TV Episode)
Connie Sawyer talks about working with John Wayne in the film
The Cinema Snob: Xanadu (2015) (TV Episode)
"Is he the one who spanked the girl in True Grit?"
The Hateful Eight (2015)
In the John Wayne version of "True Grit" the Original Mexican Bob is part of Ned Pepper's gang. In "The Hateful 8" Bob the Mexican turns out to be part of the Domergue Gang. In the beginning of the movie John Ruth says to Marquis Warren with respect to Daisy Domergue: "She's a pepper, ain't she?"

Featured in 

Raquel! (1970) (TV Movie)
a scene from this picture is shown during the John Wayne segment
Paramount Presents (1974) (TV Movie)
Clip shown in a montage.
A Little Romance (1979)
In the opening sequence, Daniel watches the film, dubbed in French.
The 53rd Annual Academy Awards (1981) (TV Special)
A Good Turn Daily (1983) (Short)
Footage of John Wayne is used.
Precious Images (1986) (Short)
The John Wayne Anthology (1991) (TV Movie)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Heroes & Villains (2003) (TV Special)
Rooster Cogburn is #36 on the "Heroes" list.
True Writing (2007) (Video)
Clips shown.
Working with the Duke (2007) (Video)
Clips shown.
Aspen Gold: The Locations of True Grit (2007) (Video)
Clips shown.
The Law, the Lawless (2007) (Video)
At least one clip is shown.
The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 18 February 2008 (2008) (TV Episode)
Clips of this film are shown during the interview with Patrick Wayne.
Nostalgia Critic: Old vs. New: True Grit (2011) (TV Episode)
Critic compares the original to the remake
Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014)
Clip shown.

Spoofed in 

Dr. Dolittle 3 (2006) (Video)
The rooster in the movie is named Cogburn, a spoof of John Wayne's "Rooster Cogburn" character in True Grit.

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