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Tom Laughlin

Highest Rated: 89% South Pacific (1958)

Lowest Rated: 0% Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Birthday: Aug 10, 1931

Birthplace: Not Available

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



No Score Yet Zoya (Danielle Steel's Zoya) Feodor 1995
No Score Yet Wild Bill Hollywood Maverick Actor 1995
50% 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
67% The Big Sleep Lou 1978
0% Billy Jack Goes to Washington Billy Jack 1977
82% 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
13% Brannigan Geef 1975
No Score Yet Callan Actor 1975
43% The Trial of Billy Jack (El Juicio de Billy Jack) Billy Jack Director 1974
63% 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
50% Gidget Lover Boy 1959
89% South Pacific Buzz Adams 1958
No Score Yet Lafayette Escadrille Arthur Blumenthal 1958
80% Tea and Sympathy Ralph 1957
No Score Yet The Delinquents Scotty 1957
No Score Yet These Wilder Years Football player 1956


Billy Jack says: 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 says: You'd kill her just like that?

Billy Jack says: No. You'd kill her. Then I'd kill you. Just. Like. That.