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. When one of her charges is cruelly coated with white flour, Billy Jack goes berserk. Thus begins an orgy of self-righteous violence, culminating with our hero being hunted down on a murder charge. … More
|Genre:||Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics, Special Interest, Cult Movies|
|Directed By:||Clark Howat, Delores Taylor, T.C. Frank, Tom Laughlin|
|Written By:||Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Christina Frank, Teresa Christina|
|In Theaters:||May 1, 1971 Wide|
|On DVD:||Oct 31, 2000|
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Critic Reviews for Billy Jack
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.
Audience Reviews for Billy Jack
No real point to it, but I would want my own Billy Jack as a bodygaurd
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.
A Cult Classic Starring Tom Laughlin. The original that started it all. This was followed by two other sequels.
Billy Jack Quotes
|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!|
|Sheriff Cole:||You'd kill her just like that?|
|Billy Jack:||No. You'd kill her. Then I'd kill you. Just. Like. That.|
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