Billy Jack (1971)

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Wandering Christlike through the Southwest, Native American Vietnam veteran Billy Jack champions a progressive school run by Delores Taylor. The bigoted townsfolk don't cotton to Taylor's minority-group students, so they do everything they can to humiliate them. When one of Delores' charges is coated with flour, Billy Jack goes berserk.
Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure , Classics , Cult Movies , Drama , Special Interest
Directed By: Tom Laughlin , Clark Howat , Delores Taylor , T.C. Frank
Written By: Tom Laughlin , Delores Taylor , Christina Frank , Teresa Christina
In Theaters: wide
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Warner Bros.

Cast

Tom Laughlin
as Billy Jack
Delores Taylor
as Jean Roberts
Clark Howat
as Sheriff Cole
Bert Freed
as Mr. Stuart Posner
Julie Webb
as Barbara
Stan Rice
as Martin
Richard Stahl
as Council Chairman
Paul Bruce
as Councilman
Howard Hesseman
as Howard Johnson
David Roya
as Bernard
Susan Sosa
as Sunshine
Gwen Smith
as Angela
John McClure
as Dinosaur
Cisse Cameron
as Miss Eyelashes
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Critic Reviews for Billy Jack

All Critics (14) | 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.

Full Review… | January 18, 2013
Village Voice
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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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Full Review… | June 23, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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

Bradley Wright
Bradley Wright

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

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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
Aj V

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