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Big Jake (1971) Poster

(1971)

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[to his son]

Jacob 'Big 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.

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Jacob 'Big 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.

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John Fain: Who are you?

Jake: Jacob McCandles.

John Fain: I thought you were dead.

Jake: Not hardly.

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James McCandles: Do this, do that! I'm gonna do whatever I want!

Sam Sharpnose: You do what he tells you, every time he tells you and we might come through this alive! Might even save the boy. Otherwise you're gonna get yourself killed. Don't matter to me, but you'll probably get him killed too, and that does.

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Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: I'll give you $500 now and another $500 when you get 'em to market.

Scottish Shepherd: That's highway robbery!

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Well, maybe you think you're gonna get a better offer for 'em today?

Scottish Shepherd: I'll take it... with one proviso.

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: What's that?

Scottish Shepherd: I go with the sheep.

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Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: [Watching a sheepherder about to be hanged] No sir; no sir I ain't. I ain't butted into somebody else's business since I was seventeen year old, at which time it almost got me killed.

[Dog growls deeply]

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: What's the matter with you?

[Looks down toward the hanging party; man kicks a young boy]

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Aw, now... what'd he have to go and do that for?

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O'Brian: They tell me you killed two good men in a fair fight tonight. That true?

James McCandles: No, three; countin' you.

O'Brian: Prove it.

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Pop Dawson: Say, you don't look too good. The sight of blood bother you?

Jake: Only my own.

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Jake: Throw a blanket over 'im (a horse).

James McCandles: I can ride without a blanket.

Jake: I'm not worrying about your butt! It's his back!

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Jake: Well, if you can shoot that far, a quarter of a mile straight along the edge of my nose is a mountain buck. Shoot it.

Michael McCandles: I don't kill to make a point, Father.

Jake: Michael, there's two reason to kill - survival and meat. We need meat!

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James McCandles: I am moved by your faith in someone you haven't seen since he was sixteen years old, Daddy!

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Daddy?

James McCandles: Daddy.

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Well, son; since you don't have any respect for your elders, it's time somebody taught you some respect for your betters!

[grabs James and throws him into a mud puddle]

James McCandles: Why, if you weren't my father...

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Go ahead. I give you leave.

[James winds up to throw a punch, but before he swings, Jake hits him and knocks him back into the puddle]

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Martha McCandles: They're very dangerous men. They've already killed ten people, many of them you know... Juan and his family...

Jake: Tina and the little boy?

Martha McCandles: And Moses Brown.

Jake: Old Mose... lousy cook.

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Jake: You're short on ears and long on mouth!

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Jake: What do you do when cockroaches get in the woodwork, Michael?

James McCandles: Smoke 'em out?

Jake: That's right.

Michael McCandles: Why not wait for them to make the first move?

Jake: Because waiting is good for them and bad for us. You get impatient, nervy, careless and maybe dead.

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John Fain: You come close, mister, but no cigar!

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Gunman at bathhouse in Escondero: [Cocking his pistol] No hard feelings, mister.

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: [Shoots him with a shotgun he has hidden in the shower stall] The hell there ain't.

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John Fain: We rode down, thought you might be hirin'.

Bert Ryan: We was.

John Fain: Was?

[looks around]

John Fain: You know, this place sure speaks of a lot of money. You know what the problem with money is? Somebody's always trying to take it from you. Still, that's the only problem.

[Pulls gun and shoots Bert]

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Hotel desk clerk: I thought you were dead.

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Dead? The next person who says that I'm gonna shoot, so help me.

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John Fain: Boy mean anything to you?

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Never laid eyes on em. But I'm being paid to bring em back alive or you dead. Each and everyone of you. Now I'd rather bring the boy back that's easier. But when it comes right down to it don't matter to me I'll earn my pay one way or the other. Now how about you? Are you the Big Chief or one of the little Indians?

John Fain: Oh just a little Indian just a messenger boy.

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Martha McCandles: This is going to be a very harsh and unpleasant business, and will take an equally harsh and unpleasant person to see to it.

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Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Hank, where are your spurs?

Hank: You can't use 'em on these new velocopedes.

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Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: What about the boy? You gonna hang him too, or just beat him up some more?

Head of lynching party: Mister, you shouldn't butt into things that aren't your business, you really shouldn't.

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Sam Sharpnose: That's more words than I've spoke since I knew ya'.

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Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Martha, It been a long time, It good to see you again.

Martha McCandles: You've changed Jacob

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Not you, Your as young and lovely as ever

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Michael McCandles: You want to chance it Mother?

Martha McCandles: Buck?

Buck Duggan: No matter what happens I think they'll kill the boy sooner or later, Texas have the best rifleman in the world luck with 200 yards to hit them-...

Martha McCandles: It very daring yes, yes I chance it. What you think Jacob?

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Suit yourself Martha

Martha McCandles: I was asking your opinion Jacob

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: No, You made up your mind and you made your decision alone, you live it alone

Martha McCandles: I was wrong you haven't change, have you Jacob McCandles

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Not one bit.

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Michael McCandles: Newspaper clippings. I killed a man for newspaper clippings.

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Martha McCandles: I was wrong. You haven't changed, have you, Jacob McCandles?

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Not one bit.

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John Fain: A ranch sure is a deserted looking place during a round-up.

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Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Your fault, my fault nobody's fault.

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Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Michael flies off mountain on his bike. Jacob rides down,impressive as JW did the gaff, to see if Michael is alive or dead

Michael McCandles: "Father, is that you?" Jacob: "are you okay, no broken bones..." Yes father. Michael Stands up. Jacob"Take off your goggles" Michael, why father, Jacob: Take off your goggles.

Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Jacob punches Michael right in the face. Helps him up and punches him again.

Michael McCandles: Michael, sitting in the dirt and confused, says in a deep and serious voice..."Father, Father, the next time... Jacob interrupts WHAT?, "The next time I won't take off my goggles... CLASSIC

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