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Big Jake (1971) Movie Information

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Western, Action





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George Sherman


John Wayne
Richard Boone
Patrick Wayne
Christopher Mitchum
Bruce Cabot
Bobby Vinton





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The 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 a million dollar ransom. There is only one man who is brave enough and smart enough to bring him back, and that man is Big Jake.

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Philippe 10/05/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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One of Duke's very best. Definitely in Top 5 with The searchers, The man who shot Liberty Valence, The shootist and The quiet man. Big Jake is an all time favorite of John Wayne's true fans like author Gary Wills (John Wayne's America).

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Snoogans 12/04/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Not one of my favorites of John Wayne, but I still liked it.

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dukeakasmudge 09/28/2011 (0 of 1 found this helpful)

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1 of John Waynes worst.I couldnt sit through the whole thing

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