Billy Jack (1971)

Billy Jack




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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. … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Special Interest, Cult Movies
Directed By: , , ,
Written By: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Christina Frank, Teresa Christina
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On DVD: Oct 31, 2000
Warner Bros.


as Billy Jack

as Jean Roberts

as Sheriff Cole

as Mr. Stuart Posner

as Barbara

as Deputy

as Martin

as Council Chairman

as Councilman

as Howard Johnson

as Bernard

as Sunshine

as Angela

as Dinosaur

as Miss Eyelashes
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Critic Reviews for Billy Jack

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (6)

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.

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Village Voice
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Chicago Sun-Times
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Time Out
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New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Audience Reviews for Billy Jack


No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

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.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

A Cult Classic Starring Tom Laughlin. The original that started it all. This was followed by two other sequels.

Mister Caple

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