McCandles Ranch is run over by a gang of cutthroats led by the evil John Fain. They kidnap little Jacob McCandles and hold him for one million dollars ransom. There is only one man brave enough, tough enough, and smart enough to bring him back alive, and that man is Big Jake.Written by
Christopher D. Ryan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Impossibly fast deer! When Big Jake challenges Michael to shoot a mountain buck, he says it is a quarter mile away. But then Jake says it's too late, because the buck starts running. Michael raises his rifle and takes aim at the running buck through his rifle scope at an approximate 60 degree angle to the viewer. In less than two seconds, Michael swings his rifle following the running buck to a nearly 110 degree angle and then shoots. A buck at 440 yards away and moving 50 degrees from the shooter in less than 2 seconds would be running at an astonishing 379 miles per hour! In reality, mule deer (which this deer clearly was) have a top running speed of 45 miles per hour. See more »
First I have to say that I am a huge JW fan. In this film JW is his classic Kick A** self. There is some sentimental stuff in here, about the old man's relationship with his grown sons. Basically it is good old John Wayne Action. When the bad guys get the drop on him, all you can think is "Big mistake" This film is set in the early 1900s. There is an interesting parallel between the passing of the baton from one generation to the next (Jake and his grown sons) and the passing of technology. We see new fangled weapons and a motor car. (Naturally Jake rejects these)
Finally: You got to love the idea of Big Jake owning a dog named ..... DOG.
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