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Billy Jack Goes to Washington Details

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The fourth film starring [[Performer~P40760~Tom Laughlin~tomlaughlin]] as Billy Jack, Billy Jack Goes To Washington was a loose remake of [[Performer~P84083~Frank Capra~frankcaprajr]]'s [[Feature~V33698~Mr. Smith Goes To Washington~mrsmithgoestowashington]]. The story begins with Billy receiving a pardon for the trumped-up charges that put him behind bars in [[Feature~V50943~The Trial Of Billy Jack~thetrialofbillyjack]]. To curry favor with youth and minority voters, Billy is appointed to a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. However, while Billy is told to not makes waves, he discovers Washington D.C. is a hotbed of rampant corruption, and he makes it his mission to bring honesty and justice back to our government. As with his other Billy Jack vehicles, [[Performer~P40760~Tom Laughlin~tomlaughlin]] wrote and directed the film as well as playing the title role; his wife [[Performer~P113744~Delores Taylor~delorestaylor]] also appears again as Jean Roberts, and [[Performer~P45786~E.G. Marshall~egmarshall]] and [[Performer~P2323~Lucie Arnaz~luciearnaz]] round out the supporting cast. Billy Jack Goes To Washington never received a theatrical release outside of a few scattered preview screenings, though [[Performer~P40760~Laughlin~tomlaughlin]] himself recently released the film on home video. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Tom Laughlin
as Billy Jack
Delores Taylor
as Jean Roberts
E.G. Marshall
as Sen. Joseph Paine
Sam Wanamaker
as Bailey
Elmer Bernstein
as m
Lucie Arnaz
as Saunders McArthur
Dick Gautier
as Gov. Hubert Hopper
Pat O'Brien
as Vice President

Crew

Tom Laughlin
Director
Frank Capra, Jr.
Producer
Delores Taylor
Producer
Delores Taylor
Screenwriter
Tom Laughlin
Screenwriter
Teresa Christina
Screenwriter
Jack A. Marta
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
George Grenville
Editor
Hilyard M. Brown
Art Director
Lewis R. Foster
Short Story Author
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