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Billy Jack

Billy Jack (1971)


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Actor/auteur Tom Laughlin created the character of Billy Jack in the motorcycle flick The Born Losers. Wandering Christlike through the Southwest, Native American Vietnam veteran Billy Jack -- soft-spoken, but well-versed in martial arts -- champions the cause of a progressive school run by Jean Roberts (Delores Taylor, Laughlin's real-life wife). The bigoted white townsfolk don't cotton to Jean's minority-group students, so they do everything they can to humiliate and physically abuse the kids.

Oct 31, 2000

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All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (9) | Rotten (5) | DVD (8)

Billy Jack is the nicest surprise of the year, and my own feeling is that it ranks among the top half-dozen American films so far in 1971.

January 18, 2013 Full Review Source: Village Voice
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... when peaceful protest is met with guns and brutality, Billy kicks ass as a one-man-army of poetic justice.

September 2, 2009 Full Review Source:

Lame, self indulgent when released in 1971, but even more so now.

June 7, 2007 | Comments (2)

Billy Jack f*%k yea!

March 13, 2006

A little heavy-handed with the message, this film still holds onto the brutality of the revenge style established in Born Losers.

October 14, 2005 Full Review Source: 7M Pictures
7M Pictures

You feel guilty liking this manipulative pulp, but it somehow grabs and holds onto you.

September 11, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A film so fascinatingly liberal it almost seems to exist in a different universe.

October 11, 2002
Lawrence Journal-World

Audience Reviews for Billy Jack

This movie is good at giving you a picture of early seventies late sixties life, especially the youth and peace movements going on at the time. The story is good, too, but the movie is too long and sort of lingers at times. There are some really great scenes, though, especially the ones with Billy Jack saving the day. Overall, an okay movie.
December 21, 2010

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A Cult Classic Starring Tom Laughlin. The original that started it all. This was followed by two other sequels.
June 26, 2007
Mister Caple

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No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd
December 2, 2011
Bradley Wright

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    1. Billy Jack: They tell me I'm supposed to control my bad temper, but when I see what you've done here, I just go beserk!
    – Submitted by rick b (2 years ago)
    1. Sheriff Cole: You'd kill her just like that?
    2. Billy Jack: No. You'd kill her. Then I'd kill you. Just. Like. That.
    – Submitted by Geoff B (2 years ago)
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