Road House (1989) Poster



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Followed by 

Road House 2: Last Call (2006) (Video)

Remade as 

Road House


High Noon (1952)
It is referenced.
Sleeping Beauty (1959)
Lets go Sleeping Beauty
The Patty Duke Show (1963) (TV Series)
From Russia with Love (1963)
Blade in a shoe.
The Big Boss (1971)
Both films have a strong resemblance in some of their characters and their plot premises.
Every Which Way But Loose (1978)
It is referenced.
First Blood (1982)
Wade Garrett calls a drunk soldier "Rambo".
Lone Wolf McQuade (1983)
It is referenced.
The Terminator (1984)
"I'll be back".

Referenced in 

Twin Peaks: Episode #2.8 (1990) (TV Episode)
Leland's swerving his car over both sides of the road, into and out of the oncoming lane, while singing repeats Ben Gazzara's action in Road House (1989). Gazzara sings "Sh-Boom," while Leland sings "Surrey with the Fringe on Top."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) (TV Episode)
Crow: Oh, I love this! This is gonna be my regular Saturday night thing.
Point Break (1991)
Utah tells Pappas that he saw Bodhi at "Patrick's Roadhouse."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Earth vs. the Spider (1991) (TV Episode)
referenced by Crow
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Mighty Jack (1991) (TV Episode)
Joel: "Patrick Swayze walks in and says, 'It's my way or the highway.'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1991) (TV Episode)
Patrick Swayze's Road House board game
Press Gang: UnXpected (1992) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.
Press Gang: She's Got It Taped (1992) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.
Press Gang: In the Picture (1992) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.
Press Gang: Day Dreams (1992) (TV Episode)
There is a poster for the film in the Junior Gazette offices.
Scream Queens Swimsuit Sensations (1992) (Video)
Jasaé mentions being it it.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gunslinger (1993) (TV Episode)
Joel: "It's like lady 'Road House'!"
No Time (1994) (Short)
Guess in the charades game
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Laserblast (1996) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Scene cut from 'Road House.'"
Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #5.48 (1997) (TV Episode)
Listed as one of Kelly Lynch's credits.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Werewolf (1998) (TV Episode)
"This is a production of 'Road House in the Park'"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Hobgoblins (1998) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Still, you could make the case that this is a better film than Roadhouse."
The Matrix (1999)
The King of Queens: Meet By-Product (2000) (TV Episode)
Doug (as a bouncer) credits a bouncing quote to Patrick Swayze's character
Jackass: Episode #1.3 (2000) (TV Episode)
Kevin McCarthy mentions that it's his favorite Patrick Swayze film
Donnie Darko (2001)
Portrait in Patrick Swayze's character's study is of Swayze as Dalton
Clerks: Leonardo Is Caught in the Grip of an Outbreak of Randal's Imagination and Patrick Swayze Either Does or Doesn't Work in the New Pet Store (2001) (TV Episode)
Patrick Swayze refers to his horse as "Road House" at the end of the episode.
Dawson's Creek: Cigarette Burns (2002) (TV Episode)
Dawson's favorite movie. He says that he's watched it 37 times.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
White's hair style is a direct reference to Swayze's hair
Fever Pitch (2005)
Jimmy Fallon shows the video case.
Weeds: The Punishment Lighter (2005) (TV Episode)
Andy makes a comment about Road House
My Name Is Earl: Something to Live For (2006) (TV Episode)
Earl buys a copy of "Road House" on tape, read by Patrick Swayze.
Supernatural: Everybody Loves a Clown (2006) (TV Episode)
The bar/hunter hangout is called The Road House, similar to the bar in Road House.
Squidbillies: Swayze Crazy (2006) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Psych: Bounty Hunters! (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn and Gus walk nervously into a biker bar; Shawn suggests that they "just pretend like we're in Road House (1989)".
Friday Night Lights: Seeing Other People (2007) (TV Episode)
Tim and his roommate are driving home from their hunting trip, and they say this movie is the best action movie of the 80's
Tosh.0: Trampled Cheerleader (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Family Guy: Brian's Got a Brand New Bag (2009) (TV Episode)
Peter buys the DVD, watches it, and goes around town kicking people and things and saying, "Roadhouse."
Family Guy: Business Guy (2009) (TV Episode)
Peter says: "Road House!".
The Office: A XXX Parody Episode 2 - The Best Week Ever (2010) (Video)
Reed claims Road House really happened to him
The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) (TV Episode)
DVD is shown.
The Venture Bros.: Assisted Suicide (2010) (TV Episode)
21 admits he wishes he could save up money to buy Patrick Swayze's jacket from this movie.
Living Will... (2010)
quoted in dialogue
Detention (2011)
Clapton makes a number of references to Road House and to Patrick Swayze, the way he dresses to the way he fights.
Family Guy: Trading Places (2011) (TV Episode)
Peter mentions it.
Cougar Town: A One Story Town (2012) (TV Episode)
Bobby mentions it.
Parks and Recreation: The Debate (2012) (TV Episode)
Andy acts out "Road House" for the campaign contributors.
RiffTrax Live: Birdemic - Shock and Terror (2012)
"As long as I make it to the Double Deuce bar"
Dave's Old Porn: Joe Rogan/Ginger Lynn (2012) (TV Episode)
Joe Rogan: he saw 'Roadhouse' one too many times
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.42 (2012) (TV Episode)
Dan Cummins talks about buying a Patrick Swayze DVD set including the film
The Mind of a Chef: Japan (2012) (TV Episode)
This movie is mentioned.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.84 (2013) (TV Episode)
Kelly Lynch mentions her appearance in the movie.
Mike & Molly: Rich Man, Poor Girl (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue by James
Hart of Dixie: A Good Run of Bad Luck (2014) (TV Episode)
In two different conversations Wade mentions this movie, he even states both times that he is a bar owner not a bouncer as Patrick Swayze was in that movie.
RiffTrax Live: Sharknado (2014) (Video)
Kevin: "All of a sudden, it's 'Road House' with sharks!" Mike: "Pain don't bite."
Family Guy: The Simpsons Guy (2014) (TV Episode)
Homer mentions it.
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Josh Hutcherson/Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer/Chef Michael Schlow (2015) (TV Episode)
In his opening monologue, Jimmy mentions that NYPD officers are forced to watch the film starring Patrick Swayze as an example of how to behave
Home (2015)
"Don't eat the blue mints."
Honest Game Trailers: Bloodborne (2015) (TV Episode)
"Pain don't hurt"
Supernatural: Baby (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
The Cinema Snob: Enter the Ninja (2016) (TV Episode)
"So Ben Gazzara from Road House shows up..."
The Goldbergs: The Dirty Dancing Dance (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Barry.
Central Intelligence (2016)
Bob mentions it.
Ghostbusters (2016)
Discussed during a conversation about Patrick Swayze.
The Cinema Snob: Last Ounce of Courage (2016) (TV Episode)
"...is fucking Jimmy Reno from Road House."
This Is Us: Still There (2017) (TV Episode)
Jack suggests this movie in the video store
The Rubin Report: Comedy in the Age of Political Correctness (2017) (TV Episode)
Owen Benjamin makes a joking reference to the movie.
SEAL Team: Rolling Dark (2017) (TV Episode)
Another marine responds to Sonny saying he would have gone with this movie
Family Guy: Don't Be a Dickens at Christmas (2017) (TV Episode)
Swayze references this
The Goldbergs: The Goldberg Girls (2018) (TV Episode)
Adam mentions the film.


The Patty Duke Show (1963) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Siskel & Ebert: They'll Do It Every Time: Part Two (1992) (TV Episode)
A clip is shown.
Double Dare (2004)
Footage of this movie is shown.
I Love the 80's 3-D: 1989 (2005) (TV Episode)
in the 1989 episode
On the Road House (2006) (Video)
Making of Documentary
Road House: What Would Dalton Do? (2006) (Video)
Making of Documentary
Half in the Bag: B-Fest 2012 Recap (2012) (TV Episode)
movie is reviewed
Herbert (2014) (Video)
Footage of this movie is shown.
I Thought You'd Be Bigger: The Making of 'Road House' (2016) (Video)
Making of Documentary
A Conversation with Director Rowdy Herrington (2016) (Video)
Making of Documentary
Pain Don't Hurt: The Stunts of 'Road House' (2016) (Video)
Making of Documentary
Remembering Patrick Swayze (2016) (Video)
Making of Documentary

Spoofed in 

Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude (2004) (Video Game)
Video arcade game in store - Roadhouse Rumble
Hot Rod (2007)
When Rod is training by the lake, the scene plays as a direct spoof of a similar training sequence in Road House (1989).
American Pie Presents: Beta House (2007) (Video)
Stripper says during barfight "I used to fuck girls like you in prison".

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