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Billy Jack Details

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Actor/auteur [[Performer~P40760~Tom Laughlin~tomlaughlin]] created the character of Billy Jack in the motorcycle flick [[Feature~V6738~The Born Losers~thebornlosers]]. 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 ([[Performer~P113744~Delores Taylor~delorestaylor]], [[Performer~P40760~Laughlin~tomlaughlin]]'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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Delores Taylor New Star of the Year - Female 1971 Nominee

Cast

Tom Laughlin
as Billy Jack
Delores Taylor
as Jean Roberts
Clark Howat
as Sheriff Cole
Bert Freed
as Stuart Posner
Kenneth Tobey
as Deputy
John McClure
as Dinosaur
Howard Hesseman
Debbie Schock
as Kit
Richard Stahl
as Council Chairman
Katy Moffatt
as Maria
Lynn Baker
as Sarah
Susan Sosa
as Sunshine
Victor Izay
as Doctor
David Roya
as Bernard
Paul Bruce
as Councilman
Stan Rice
as Martin

Crew

Teresa Christina
Screenwriter
Frank Christina
Screenwriter
Fred Koenekamp
Cinematographer
Mundell Lowe
Musical Direction/Supervision
Mundell Lowe
Composer (Music Score)
Larry Heath
Editor
Marion Rothman
Editor
Mundell Lowe
Conductor
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