Big Jake was one of maybe 10 or so Duke movies I ever saw before Cable TV came along in 1980. I saw: Big Jake, Rio Lobo, Rio Bravo, The Alamo, The Green Berets, True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, The Longest Day, The Flying Tigers, The Hellfighters, In Harms Way, The Sons of Katie Elder, Hatari and maybe one or two more?? Where I lived--they were NOT imaginative with showing much more. >:-(( & //:=>(
Originally posted by Bek@Mar 17 2006, 07:32 AM
I watched this movie for the first time tonight, I thought it was a good film, although a couple of changes could have been made, Duke seemed very relaxed in this movie, if that makes sense.
Hi Bek, I grew up watching this movie over-and-over again. I never tire of it. I think The Duke had a great time making this film as many of the people he worked with were vets of his movies and he knew that they knew what he wanted.
Some of my favorite lines from this movie:
1) Man trying to hang the Sheepherder: "Mister, you shouldn't stick your nose into others business...you really shouldn't. If it's one thing that I like hanging a sheepherder it's hanging someone who sticks his nose into my business." Big Jake: "No you got me scared......(throws pocket-knife which sticks in the tree trunk) you do it."
2) "He fired his six shots its safe to come out."
3) "Now you understand....Anything goes wrong....anything at all, your fault my fault nobody's fault....IM going to blow your head off. It's just as simple as that, no matter what happens no matter who gets killed, IM going to blow your head off."
To quote just a few.