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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 , the biker film in which Tom Laughlin created the Billy Jack character, had enjoyed a highly successful re-release, Tom Laughlin 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 (Tom Laughlin) awaits trial for murder, Jean Roberts (Delores Taylor) 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. Tom Laughlin wrote and directed The Trial of Billy Jack, though on-screen credit is given to his son, Frank Laughlin; similarly, Laughlin also directed the first two films under the name T.C. Frank. ~ 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
James Andronica
as Viet Nam Soldier
Lynn Baker
as Lynn
Riley Hill
as Posner
Sacheen Littlefeather
as Patsy Littlejohn
Michael Bolland
as Danny
George Aguilar
as Elk's Shadow
Teda Bracci
as Teda
Jack White
as Bugger
Diane Webber
as Belly-Dance Instructor
Kathy Cronkite
as Kristen
Gus Greymountain
as Blue Elk
Susan Sosa
as Sunshine
Hosea Barnett
as Student
Sandra Ego
as Indian Maiden
Oshannah Fastwolf
as Oshannah
DeLaura Henry
as Liz
Debbie Hill
as Debbie
Trinidad Hopkins
as Vision Maiden
Patricia McCulloch
as Girl
Alexandra Nicholson
as Abby
Pepper Rogers
as 3rd Trooper
Ken Tealor
as Ken
Evans Thornton
as Prosecuting Attorney
Ken Tealor
as Ken
Susan Sosa
as Sunshine
Lynn Baker
as Lynn
James Andronica
as Viet Nam Soldier
Sandra Ego
as Indian Maiden
Trinidad Hopkins
as Vision Maiden
DeLaura Henry
as Liz
George More O'Ferrall
as Defense Attorney
Teda Bracci
as Teda
Debbie Hill
as Debbie
Hosea Barnett
as Student
Kathy Cronkite
as Kristen
Michael Bolland
as Danny
Pepper Rogers
as 3rd Trooper
George Aguilar
as Elk's Shadow
Gus Greymountain
as Blue Elk
Alexandra Nicholson
as Abby
Sacheen Littlefeather
as Patsy Littlejohn
Oshannah Fastwolf
as Oshannah
Patricia McCulloch
as Girl
Jack White
as Bugger
Diane Webber
as Belly-Dance Instructor
Riley Hill
as Posner

Crew

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