Awesome / Big Jake

  • When Jake stops the hanging of a sheep farmer, the lynch mob leader implies that if Jake tries to cut the farmer down they'll kill him. Jake chuckles, then whips a open pocketknife just inches from the leader's face into the tree. When another mob member reaches for his gun, Jake sics Dog on him.
  • Jake schooling his obnoxious son (played by John Wayne's Real Life son, Patrick):
    "Well son—since you haven't learned to respect your elders, it's time you learned to respect your betters!"
    Jake McCandles: You can call me Father, you can call me Jacob, you can call me Jake. You can call me a dirty son-of-a-bitch, but if you EVER call me Daddy again, I'll finish this fight.
  • When the McCandles rescue Little Jake and carry out a Roaring Rampage of Revenge:
    John Fain: Who are you?
    Jacob: Jacob McCandles.
    John Fain: *disbelieving look* ...I thought you was dead.
    Jacob: Not hardly.
  • Here's a really cool moment.
    Jake McCandles: And now you understand. Anything goes wrong, anything at all... your fault, my fault, nobody's fault... it won't matter — I'm gonna blow your head off. No matter what else happens, no matter who gets killed, I'm gonna blow your head off.