Big Jake
Big Jake (1971)

When Jake's grandson is kidnapped by scurrilous baddie Richard Boone, he sets out to deliver the $1 million ransom. On the off-chance that there'll be gunplay, Jake brings along his sons. In one of her most passive screen roles,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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DVD Release Date: April 29, 2003
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Emanuel Levy

A second rate Western, more interesting for its biographical elements, the film co-stars Wayne's own son as well as sons of Robert Mitchum and other friends, all getting the usual lessons in macho morality.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Rowdy shootem' up has Duke in boot-stridin' form.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wayne gets little help from anyone else but Boone and can't pull off such a slight story line by his lonesome.

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Widgett Walls

Very enjoyable, underrated western.

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Kevin M. Williams
Altho ostensibly about the Duke chasing greedy, unscrupulous kidnappers (with Richard Boone the leering leader of despicable baddies), this tale mainly… More
Sean Gillespie
This might be my favorite movie by the Duke.
Dean McKenna
One of my best and favourite John Wayne's action-filled western films. This film was a family affair for John Wayne.
ashley hayes-beaty
Gotta love John Wayne..."Don't you ever call me Daddy!" Its a great old western.
Byron Brubaker
This is a little like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with themes of the passing of the ways of the old west. It is set in the early 1900s. Automobiles and… More
Chad Roesti
Who are you? Jake: Jacob McCandles. John Fain: I thought you were dead. Jake: Not hardly. This movie has John Wayne as Big Jake McCandles who has left his… More