Tom Laughlin - Rotten Tomatoes

Tom Laughlin

Highest Rated:   89% Voyage of the Damned (1976)
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He entered films in his late teens, debuting onscreen in 1956 and playing juvenile roles in a number of Hollywood films in the late '50s. In the early '60s he ran a Montessori pre-school, then returned to cinema as a producer, director, editor, writer, and actor in his own low-budget productions, beginning with The Young Sinner (1965); made outside the Hollywood system, the films featured Laughlin billed under a variety of pseudonyms behind the camera, including T.C. Frank, Donald Henderson, and Lloyd E. James. He hit paydirt in 1971 with Billy Jack, about a loner who resorts to vigilante violence in the search for justice; made for $800,000, the film was a massive box-office hit, leading to an equally successful sequel. Following this, Laughlin attempted enormous expansion of his business enterprises with unsuccessful results. He made one more Billy Jack film, then largely disappeared after the '70s. He is married to actress Delores Taylor, who appeared in several of his films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Zoya (Danielle Steel's Zoya)
  • Feodor
1995
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick
  • Actor
1995
53% No Escape
  • Killian
1994
No Score Yet Carry On Columbus
  • The Bosun
1992
No Score Yet Like Father, Like Son
  • Screenwriter
1987
No Score Yet The Legend of the Lone Ranger
  • Neeley
1981
No Score Yet The Big Sleep
  • Lou
1978
0% Billy Jack Goes to Washington
  • Director
1977
89% Voyage of the Damned
  • Engineering Officer
1976
No Score Yet The Littlest Horse Thieves
  • Actor
1976
No Score Yet The Master Gunfighter
  • Director
  • Finley
1975
17% Brannigan
  • Geef
1975
No Score Yet Callan
  • Actor
1975
50% El Juicio de Billy Jack
  • Billy Jack
  • Director
1974
64% Billy Jack
  • Director
  • Billy Jack
1971
No Score Yet Weekend with the Babysitter
  • Director
1970
No Score Yet The Babysitter
  • Director
1969
60% Born Losers
  • Producer
  • Director
  • Screenwriter
  • Billy Jack
1967
No Score Yet Tall Story
  • Fred Jensen
1960
No Score Yet Battle of the Coral Sea
  • Ens. Franklin
1959
44% Gidget
  • Lover Boy
1959
89% South Pacific
  • Buzz Adams
1958
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille
  • Arthur Blumenthal
1958
No Score Yet Tea and Sympathy
  • Ralph
1957
No Score Yet The Delinquents
  • Scotty
1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years
  • Football player
1956

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