Billy Jack Movie Review 1971

Information and Film Reviews for Billy Jack the Movie

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3.5 4.0 from 2 reviews

On an Arizona Indian reservation, a half-breed ex-Green Beret with pugnacious martial arts skills (Laughlin) stands between a rural town and a school for runaways. Laughlin stars with his real-life wife Taylor. Features the then-hit song "One Tin Soldier," sung by Coven. The movie and its marketing by Laughlin inspired a "Billy Jack" cult phenomenon. A Spanish-dubbed version of this film is also available. Followed by a sequel in 1974, "Trail of Billy Jack," which bombed.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Native America, Rebel With a Cause, Veterans, Top Grossing Films of 1971, Anti-Heroes
Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor
Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Bert Freed, Julie Webb, Victor Izay, Teresa Kelly, Lynn Baker, Stan Rice, Howard Hesseman
Fred W. Koenekamp, John Stephens
Tom Laughlin
Mundell Lowe
Warner Bros., National Student Film Corporation

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