History Film / BigJake

12th Nov '16 4:39:17 PM nombretomado
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* DeadpanSnarker: Big Jake, as per every JohnWayne character.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Big Jake, as per every JohnWayne Creator/JohnWayne character.
4th Nov '16 6:29:30 AM Morgenthaler
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A 1971 [[TheWestern Western]] movie starring JohnWayne, Richard Boone, and Maureen O'Hara. In 1909, a gang of brutal ruffians led by John Fain (Boone) violently kidnaps the grandson of Martha [=McCandles=] (O'Hara), who runs a large and lucrative cattle ranching operation. When the thugs demand a ransom, Mrs. [=McCandles=] decides it is time to call in her long-lost husband, Jacob [=McCandles=] (Wayne)- a [[BadassGrandpa rough and unpleasant man]], to do a rough and unpleasant job.

Not one of [[JohnWayne The Duke]]'s most famous Westerns, it is an interesting treat for dedicated fans. Made relatively late in the careers of most of those involved, Wayne and his colleagues brought their many years of experience in making Westerns to bear on ''Big Jake'', resulting in a competently-made, easygoing, consistently entertaining film. In addition to older, experienced Western actors, the film also featured two of John Wayne's [[RealLifeRelative real-life sons]], as well as the son of Creator/RobertMitchum. [[CrowningMusicofAwesome The score was pretty good too]].

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A 1971 [[TheWestern Western]] movie starring JohnWayne, Creator/JohnWayne, Richard Boone, and Maureen O'Hara. In 1909, a gang of brutal ruffians led by John Fain (Boone) violently kidnaps the grandson of Martha [=McCandles=] (O'Hara), who runs a large and lucrative cattle ranching operation. When the thugs demand a ransom, Mrs. [=McCandles=] decides it is time to call in her long-lost husband, Jacob [=McCandles=] (Wayne)- a [[BadassGrandpa rough and unpleasant man]], to do a rough and unpleasant job.

Not one of [[JohnWayne [[Creator/JohnWayne The Duke]]'s most famous Westerns, it is an interesting treat for dedicated fans. Made relatively late in the careers of most of those involved, Wayne and his colleagues brought their many years of experience in making Westerns to bear on ''Big Jake'', resulting in a competently-made, easygoing, consistently entertaining film. In addition to older, experienced Western actors, the film also featured two of John Wayne's [[RealLifeRelative real-life sons]], as well as the son of Creator/RobertMitchum. [[CrowningMusicofAwesome The score was pretty good too]].
4th Nov '16 6:28:28 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Nov '16 6:02:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* AnswerCut: Martha noting that for this "harsh and unpleasant" affair, they'll need "a harsh and unpleasant kind of man" (and she knows exactly the right one). Cut to Jake's intro scene with his rifle at the ready and a {{Badass}} scowl, with his {{Leitmotif}} playing.

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* AnswerCut: Martha noting that for this "harsh and unpleasant" affair, they'll need "a harsh and unpleasant kind of man" (and she knows exactly the right one). Cut to Jake's intro scene with his rifle at the ready and a {{Badass}} badass scowl, with his {{Leitmotif}} playing.
6th Aug '16 6:37:17 AM RustyBill
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* AutomatonHorses: Averted when Jacob tells one of his sons to use a blanket on a horse, rather than riding bareback:
--> Jake: Throw a blanket over 'im.
--> James: I can ride without a blanket.
--> Jake: I'm not worrying about your butt! It's his back!
26th Dec '15 8:15:59 PM toongrrl1990
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* IWasQuiteALooker: James suggests Big Jake might've been this when he was asking for the reason Jake and Martha separated, hearing a rumor that he had an eye for the ladies but found it hard to believe looking at him now.
6th Sep '15 11:21:27 AM RushLimborg
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Not one of [[JohnWayne The Duke]]'s most famous Westerns, it is an interesting treat for dedicated fans. Made relatively late in the careers of most of those involved, Wayne and his colleagues brought their many years of experience in making Westerns to bear on ''Big Jake'', resulting in a competently-made, easygoing, consistently entertaining film. In addition to older, experienced Western actors, the film also featured two of John Wayne's [[{{Nepotism}} real-life sons]], as well as the son of Creator/RobertMitchum. [[CrowningMusicofAwesome The score was pretty good too]].

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Not one of [[JohnWayne The Duke]]'s most famous Westerns, it is an interesting treat for dedicated fans. Made relatively late in the careers of most of those involved, Wayne and his colleagues brought their many years of experience in making Westerns to bear on ''Big Jake'', resulting in a competently-made, easygoing, consistently entertaining film. In addition to older, experienced Western actors, the film also featured two of John Wayne's [[{{Nepotism}} [[RealLifeRelative real-life sons]], as well as the son of Creator/RobertMitchum. [[CrowningMusicofAwesome The score was pretty good too]].
6th Sep '15 11:05:25 AM RushLimborg
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* BeserkButton:

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6th Sep '15 11:05:03 AM RushLimborg
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--> '''Jake:''' You can call me "Father"--you can call me "Jacob"--you can call me "Jake"--you can call me a ''dirty sonuvabitch''...but if you ever call me "''Daddy''" again, I'll finish this fight!
6th Sep '15 10:42:47 AM RushLimborg
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* AnswerCut: Martha noting that for this "harsh and unpleasant" affair, they'll need "a harsh and unpleasant kind of man" (and she knows exactly the right one). Cut to Jake's intro scene with his rifle at the ready and a {{Badass}} scowl, with his {{Leitmotif}} playing.
** Also a bit of a DescriptionCut, as the scene is a big PetTheDog for him--though he ''does'' take advantage of the situation a bit himself.


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