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The Trial of Billy Jack Details

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After Billy Jack belatedly became a box-office smash two years after its original release and [[Feature~V6738~The Born Losers~thebornlosers]], the biker film in which [[Performer~P40760~Tom Laughlin~tomlaughlin]] created the Billy Jack character, had enjoyed a highly successful re-release, [[Performer~P40760~Tom Laughlin~tomlaughlin]] brought everyone's favorite martial arts hero turned Native American mystic back to the screen for a third go-round in The Trial of Billy Jack. As Billy Jack ([[Performer~P40760~Tom Laughlin~tomlaughlin]]) awaits trial for murder, Jean Roberts ([[Performer~P113744~Delores Taylor~delorestaylor]]) continues to operate her "Freedom School" on an Indian reservation, where the student-operated television station comes under fire for airing a series of hard-hitting political exposes (just how an alternative school run by threadbare hippies obtained cameras, broadcasting equipment and an FCC license is not explained here). The attempts to silence the student journalists and run Billy Jack out of town lead to a deadly confrontation between the kids and the National Guard. [[Performer~P40760~Tom Laughlin~tomlaughlin]] wrote and directed The Trial of Billy Jack, though on-screen credit is given to his son, [[Performer~P98858~Frank Laughlin~franklaughlin]]; similarly, Laughlin also directed the first two films under the name [[Performer~P90371~T.C. Frank~tcfrank]]. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast

Tom Laughlin
as Billy Jack
Delores Taylor
as Jean Roberts
Victor Izay
as Doc
Russell Lane
as Russell
George More O'Ferrall
as Defense Attorney
Evans Thornton
as Prosecuting Attorney
Kathy Cronkite
as Kristen
Ken Tealor
as Ken
Sacheen Littlefeather
as Patsy Littlejohn
George Aguilar
as Elk's Shadow
Gus Greymountain
as Blue Elk
Diane Webber
as Belly-Dance Instructor
Hosea Barnett
as Student
Pepper Rogers
as 3rd Trooper
Alexandra Nicholson
as Abby
James Andronica
as Viet Nam Soldier
Riley Hill
as Posner
Patricia McCulloch
as Girl
Trinidad Hopkins
as Vision Maiden
Oshannah Fastwolf
as Oshannah
Teda Bracci
as Teda
DeLaura Henry
as Liz
Michael Bolland
as Danny
Susan Sosa
as Sunshine
Debbie Hill
as Debbie
Lynn Baker
as Lynn
Sandra Ego
as Indian Maiden
Jack White
as Bugger

Crew

Tom Laughlin
Director
Tom Laughlin
Screenwriter
Delores Taylor
Screenwriter
Teresa Christina
Screenwriter
Jack A. Marta
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Jules Nayfack
Editor
Michael Economou
Editor
Michael Karr
Editor
Tom Rolf
Editor
George Grenville
Editor
Michael Kahn
Editor
Moss Mabry
Costume Designer
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