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Something Big (1971)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Western | November 1971 (USA)
Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker ... See full summary »

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Joe Baker
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Col. Morgan
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Dover McBride
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Mary Anna Morgan
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Jesse Bookbinder
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Jonny Cobb
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Tommy McBride
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Polly Standall
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Junior Frisbee
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Sgt. Fitzsimmons
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Angel Moon
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Joe Pickins
Judi Meredith ...
Carrie Standall
Edward Faulkner ...
Capt. Tyler (as Ed Faulkner)
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Chief Yellow Sun
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Joe Baker has a dream. He wants to do 'something big.' When he needs a Gatling gun to accomplish this, he seeks out a black marketeer. The price he wants for the gun? A woman! So Baker kidnaps a woman off of the stagecoach, only to find that she is the wife of the commandant of the local Cavalry detachment. Things get further complicated when a girl named Dover McBride shows up. She has come to force Baker to marry her and return east, as he promised to do four years earlier. Written by Alfred Jingle

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Everybody wants to do something big once in his life. It's just that most people don't have to hold up a stagecoach, steal a girl, and swap her for a gun to do it. See more »

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Comedy | Western

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Rated PG-13 for some suggestive content and western violence | See all certifications »

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November 1971 (USA)  »

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Trivia

On its original release in the UK, this was commonly shown as the main feature in a double bill, with Darker Than Amber (1970) as the supporting film. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Morgan: What about your friend there? Do you want to bury him?
Jonny Cobb: No. Maybe something will come out of the hills tonight and drag him off.
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Paradoxically--considering its definition--the film's title is presented in all lower case letters, as can be seen in the poster. See more »

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Referenced in My Husband, the Producer (1974) See more »

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Scotland the Brave
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Oceans 11 with a pulse
16 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is the kind of movie that has you smiling the whole way through & you just know it must have been fun to make.

What is it about? To give any details of the movie would spoil the ride for those who haven't seen it before. It's a true classic western but it has a sense of humour.

It's not a revenge movie or a violent snapshot of how the west really was but the plot is masterfully woven around Dean Martin's likable character.He's a hapless anti hero that trouble is drawn to like a magnet.

Something Big is kind of like the contents of the suitcase in Pulp Fiction....everybody wants in but no one knows what their getting into.

A great cast,a great story & a lot of laughs. It's just criminal that this movie isn't available to buy anywhere.


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