Big Jake
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

John Fain: Who are you?
Jake: Jacob McCandles.
John Fain: I thought you were dead.
Jake: Not hardly.

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

Martha McCandles: I was wrong. You haven't changed, have you, Jacob McCandles?
Jacob 'Big Jake' McCandles: Not one bit.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Continuity mistake: In the scene where John Wayne picks up the red box of money he lifts it onto his back and walks to an open door. As he goes out the door the camera moves to outside and we see John Wayne come out of the building. Now the red box is completely on his shoulder, rather than his back.

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