• Big Jake (1971)

Big Jake

Release Date: May 26th, 1971

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 2003

PG-13 |1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary

The avenging head of the McCandle clan returns to his estranged family and leads the search for his kidnapped grandson. Big Jake sets off, his sons in tow, to deliver the ransom to the kidnappers, but has little intention of handing it over without a fight.

Cast: John Wayne, Richard Boone, Maureen O'Hara, Patrick Wayne, Christopher Mitchum, Bobby Vinton, Bruce Cabot, Glenn Corbett

Director: George Sherman

Genres: Western

Production Co: Batjac Productions, Cinema Center Films

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Revenge, Rescue, Pursuit, Son, Tense, Gripping, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60

    Big Jake is an extremely slick and commercial John Wayne starrer, this time as a long-gone husband out to rescue a grandson from kidnapper Richard Boone. show more

  • 70
    The New York Times

    Jogs along fairly tediously on the rescue trail, with the star being his laconic self, plus conventional spurts of violence, likewise the saddle humor. show more

  • 50
    Time Out

    A late Wayne Western, depending heavily on recycling better (and no better) earlier pictures. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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