The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)

The Trial of Billy Jack




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In this actioner, Billy Jack, the avowed pacifist and activist for Native American rights, takes on the U.S. government after authorities send the National Guard to Billy's Freedom School in Arizona to stop radical student television broadcasts. When peaceful ways of dealing with the tension fail, grim violence explodes.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Teresa Christina
On DVD: Oct 31, 2000


as Jean Roberts

as National Guardsman

as Russell

as Defense Attorney

as Viet Nam Soldier

as Posner

as Patsy Littlejohn

as Grandfather

as Thunder Mountain

as Indian Maiden

as Vision Maiden

as Cowboy No. 1

as Turning Water

as Little Bear

as Defense Attorney

as Elk's Shadow

as 3rd Trooper

as Sunshine

as Cowboy No. 2

as Karate Expert

as Prosecuting Attorney

as Bugger

as Militant Indian Lawy...

as Belly-Dance Instruct...

as Billy Jack
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Critic Reviews for The Trial of Billy Jack

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

March 6, 2003
AV Club
Top Critic

THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK is one of those colossal failures that needs to be seen to be believed.

Full Review… | May 12, 2012
Sin Magazine

I defy anyone not to hit the fast-forward button any time a character picks up a guitar

| June 12, 2007

Billy Jack plays a lesser role, and while he experiences his vision quest in search of a balance between pacifism and ***-kicking, he's not the focus. And that hurts the film.

Full Review… | October 14, 2005
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for The Trial of Billy Jack


More flower power action from Mr. Peace through violence. The themes of equality and justice stand out through some of the cheesy material.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

It continues at the trail about events in 1st movie to Billy Jack prrison time,growth of school andhis spiriyual Journey. The 1st time that I saw this movie. It sparked very angry feeling within me because of the killing of young adults as they protest the invasion of their school grounds. A towns person reacted by shooting the 1st round out of fear.It in part was a reminder of previous police action on the campus of our country and the live changed by the events.

steve schnobrich

All of the Billy Jack movies kicked ass. Laughlin was sort of a poor man's Tarentino or the Tarentino of rednecks, take your pick.


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