Big Jake

Big Jake

Director: George Sherman Cast: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara

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John Wayne is the star of Big Jake, so we don't have to tell you who plays the title role. When his grandson (played by real-life son Ethan Wayne) is kidnapped by scurrilous baddie Richard Boone, Big Jake sets out to deliver the $1 million ransom. On the off-chance that there'll be gunplay, Jake brings along his sons Patrick Wayne and Chris Mitchum (the son of Bob). In one of her most passive screen roles, Maureen O'Hara plays Jake's estranged wife. Bruce Cabot provides unexpected comedy relief as a scraggly Indian Scout. Wayne fans will not be disappointed by the film's explosive denouement. The only real drawback to Big Jake is the presence of singer Bobby Vinton in a dramatic role.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/29/2003
UPC: 0097363711544
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono, Dolby Digital Surround, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 791

Special Features

Closed Caption; Widescreen version enhanced for 16:9 tvs ; English subtitles ; Dolby Digital ; English 5.1 Surround ; English Stereo Surround ; French Mono

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Wayne Jacob McCandles
Richard Boone John Fain
Maureen O'Hara Martha McCandles
Patrick Wayne James McCandles
Christopher Mitchum Michael McCandles
Bruce Cabot Sam Sharpnose
Roy Jenson Actor
John McLiam Actor
Bernard Fox Actor
Jim Burk Trooper
Ethan Wayne Little Jake
Hank Worden Hank
Chuck Robertson Actor
Bobby Vinton Jeff McCandles
Glenn Corbett O'Brien
Harry Carey Pop Dawson
John Doucette Buck Dugan
Gregg Palmer John Goodfellow
Robert Warner Will Fain
Dean Smith Kid Duffy
Virginia Capers Delilah
William Walker Moses Brown
Jerry Gatlin Stubby
Don Epperson Saloon Bully
Everett Creach Walt Devries
Jim Davis Head of Lynching Party
John Agar Bert Ryan
Tom Hennessy Saloon Brawler

Technical Credits
George Sherman Director
Carl Anderson Art Director
Newt Arnold Asst. Director
Elmer Bernstein Score Composer
William H. Clothier Cinematographer
John Ferguson Sound/Sound Designer
Rita M. Fink Screenwriter
Harry Julian Fink Screenwriter
R.M. Fink Screenwriter
Harry Gerstad Editor
Howard Jensen Special Effects
Ray Moyer Set Decoration/Design
Michael Wayne Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Abduction
2. Message for McCandles
3. The Plan
4. Ambushed
5. Our Own Reinforcements
6. On the Trail
7. Next Rendezvous
8. Mexican Village
9. "Smoke'em Out"
10. Ready to Go
11. Exchange

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Big Jake 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Cafemom More than 1 year ago
This movie has been a family favorite for years. My children watched it on VHS when they were growing up. I recommended it to a young friend who was not familiar with John Wayne's work and discovered I did not have it in my DVD collection. I had to buy it immediately. It's up there with True Grit and The Cowboys as one of his best. It's also a family affair with two of his sons in the cast and two of his favorite co stars, Maureen O'Hara and Richard Boone as well. Great performances. Snappy dialog. If you haven't seen it, you should.
wendlz23 More than 1 year ago
what can i say. any john wayne movie is a classic. He is a handsome man and a good lead character. i watched the movie as a child in the 80s and i still watch it as an adult. Westerns are becomming outdated here in california, but i think it made its mark and people will all know who john wayne is. i recommend it to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
best john wayne ever
Guest More than 1 year ago
im a big john wayne fan and i think he should have received a academy award for this movie just like he did in true grit this movie to me is one of the betst john wayne films and i thonk the voters realy overlokked this film this movie brings out the best in the duke,richard boone is fantastic and bruce cabot is also great in this picture and harry carrey jr is also real good in this picture.
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