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Plot: McCandles Ranch is run over by a gang of cutthroats led by the evil John Fain. They kidnap little Jacob McCandles and hold him for one million dollars ransom. There is only one man brave enough, tough enough, and smart enough to bring him back alive, and that man is Big Jake. Written by Christopher… Runtime: 110 min Release Date: 26 May 1971
Your fault. My fault. I'm gonna blow your head off! (by Mr. OpEd)
That's one of my favorite lines from this picture and the way it's delivered, both times, is thrilling. Violent and bloody and Bernstein's music makes one of the machete attacks even worse, his sense of drama is so good! so don't let pre-teens or the impressionable see it! Boone is an awesome villain and Wayne and his "dog" make an odd hero combo. Big Jake is a big film, depicting the end of the cowboy era, without bemoaning the passing, and deftly incorporating new technology with the old. The tension between Wayne and his three boys is fine and there's some <more>
funny scenes, too. Highly recommended. PS: a Big Jake fan wrote into Entertainment Magazine in the 80s that this was one of his favorite Wayne films; the EM staff had never heard of it. I canceled my subscription.
My Personal Favorite of all Duke films (by BatStarIndyFreak)
John Wayne is undeniably my favorite of all actors, and I'm happy that he was still around when I came into the world He died when I was 5 . Here's where the Duke does the stuff he's good at, dry humor, laying down the law, and pulling no punches. The whole "Your fault, my fault, nobody's fault..." exchange is Classic!! It's a great family reunion John, Patrick, and Ethan . His oft costar Bruce Cabot does great in his supporting role. As well, the Duke and O'Hara show splendid chemistry in their final costarring. Not to mention the very intimidating <more>
performance by Richard Boone as the big villain. Gotta' love this one!!
Big Jake 1971 John Wayne, Richard Boone (by abralive)
If ever there was "vintage" John Wayne picture, this is it. Strong and determined to do the right thing, Jacob McCandles sets out to rescue his kidnapped grandson with the help of his two renegade sons, Patrick Wayne and Christopher Mitchum and an Apache friend Sam Sharpnose Bruce Cabot . Maureen O'Hara as Martha begins the sequence of events that leads to the rescue, in what would be her fifth and final motion picture with Wayne. But there is danger front and back. As Wayne and his "posse" pursue the kidnappers, another band of no-goods are pursuing Wayne after <more>
learning of the million dollar ransom they are carrying. Everything we loved about John Wayne is epitomized in "Big Jake". His son Patrick stars with him in the movie, his other son Michael produced it and even John himself helped direct it when Director George Sherman became ill yet Wayne would not allow Sherman's name to be taken off of the credits . One of the most poignant scenes is the look on Jacob McCandles face when he sees his grandson for the first time. It wouldn't be going overboard to say that all of John Wayne's western roles can be summed up in "Big Jake".
Which isn't to say it's his best it may not be better than TRUE GRIT and is nowhere near as moving as THE COWBOYS, just to name a couple but it is a hell of a lot of fun. When he was a young man John Wayne once said he'd have to retire when he reached forty because after that you couldn't play a believable hero. Well, here he is at 63, still kicking ass with the best of them! BIG JAKE has a sense of self-referential humor about it that I find irresistible the "I thought you wuz dead?" running gag, for example . Written by the screenwriters of DIRTY HARRY, this <more>
movie always struck me as their attempt to send up the larger than life image of The Duke in the most affectionate possible way. Wayne's introductory shot and the line leading up to it makes me laugh out loud every time I see it it was cut from a TNT showing of the movie a few years ago, making me howl with such outrage that my kids cracked up! . The only thing I don't like about this movie is the callousness of much of the violence. I know Richard Boone and his gang are being set up as the baddest of the baddies, but women and children being hacked to bits with a machete is a bit much. Still, not enough to ruin BIG JAKE for me. "Not hardly."
Wayne really looked tired and frail in this movie but this man was so full of macho charisma he can still be imposing half dead!By this time in the 70's,Wayne had perfected his acting skills and he acually had his best performances at this late stage of his career.Some things bothered me about this movie like the hero Wayne beating up his kids although I understand this was his way of imposing his leadership of the pack under those circumstances.Another thing that bothered me was the way the relationship was between Wayne and his trusted loyal Indian sidekick.We all know Wayne's <more>
right wing policy regarding people of color and that is they are ok as long as they are subservient to him as this Indian was.At one point the example was shown very clearly when Wayne asked the Indian to leave the room ALONG WITH THE DOG when he needed to talk to his sons.Kinda makes one chucke a little bit becouse that is so John Wayne.What a guy.The cinematography and attention to detail was good.The direction was average and the performances were very good except for the two sons of Wayne.Those two young actors skills were very amateurish.The screenplay and script was also good.Overall this movie made classic status by the skin of it's teeth.Not recommended to be seen by pre teens though becouse of it's more tha usual graphic style compared to other Wayne movies which is a plus for this movie as well!The 70's Wayne was the best!
I will rate Big Jake as one of the best films of Duke. It is adventurous and funny as well. The story is simple,a person asked by his ex-wife to save her grandson from Bandits who have demanded ransom, but it was entertaining at the same time which was complimented well with acting. The role of was a tailor made for Duke. Hadn't he been in this movie then it wouldn't have been worth watching it. The supporting cast of Patrick Wayne,Christopher Mitchum and Bruce Cabot was excellent. The Richard Boone as the villain was also tremendous and was on par with Duke. The action scenes were <more>
first rate and funny. Along with The Shootist and Cowboys this movie can be ranked as one of the best film of Duke of his later career.
Big Jake Holds His Own, Thank You (by ccthemovieman-1)
Mark this down as a very entertaining western with more realistic gunfight scenes than most films, meaning the good guys get shot as well as the villains. John Wayne's "The Searchers," a very similar movie story-wise, gets a lot better press than this film but "Big Jake" is just as good, if not better. To be fair, while the gunfights in here were well done, the fistfights were an insult. Whenever someone got slugged, such as Wayne belting his kids, it had no effect on them, except just to knock them down for a second or two. In real life, folks, chances are you will <more>
knocked unconscious if you are hit in the face, especially by a powerful man like Wayne. This has been a ludicrous fact-of-life, however, in all films for 100 years, not just here.Other than that, the film is a straight hard-nosed one with Wayne and adversary Richard Boone both fascinating. The dialog between the two was especially fun to hear. Too bad there wasn't more of it. Boone did not have enough lines in this film. Wayne's real-life sons in this film didn't impress me with their acting but they weren't horrible either.Bruce Cabot was a hoot as an old Indian friend of Wayne's. As with most westerns, there is some nice scenery so if you have the opportunity, watch this on widescreen DVD. It was nice-looking movie.
A very entertaining John Wayne western. Richard Boone makes a great villian. It's action packed much more in the style of a Clint Eastwood Dirty Harry picture than a vintage John Wayne. Most highly recommended of Wayne's movies in the post-True Grit period.
"That'll Be the Day" (by bkoganbing)
Though Big Jake doesn't go down with the greatest of John Wayne's films I put it in the class of The Comancheros which I also found entertaining. This film is the right mixture of chemistry and action. No doubt helped by the fact that John Wayne was surrounded with family literally.John Wayne is the estranged patriarch of a family who owns a big cattle spread just as he did in McLintock. A gang of kidnappers came on the place while most everyone was on roundup and killed several people and kidnapped Wayne's grandson. Grandmother Maureen O'Hara sends for her estranged husband <more>
to deal with the kidnappers as he sees fit. Being this is a John Wayne movie, you already know how that is.Son Michael Wayne is the producer and sons Patrick and Ethan play Wayne's son and grandson. This is a bit of a change for Patrick Wayne. From back in the days of The Searchers, Pat Wayne always played callow youths in his father's and in other films. Here he's a grown man and quite bitter at his father. The conflict between them crackles on the screen. Christopher Mitchum, the son of another Hollywood icon, plays another Wayne offspring as does Bobby Vinton.The action flows pretty good here and the tension does not let up for a moment. There are some good comic moments, but they are well integrated into the plot of the story.Of the Duke's films post his Oscar from True Grit, Big Jake is one of his best and a personal favorite of mine.