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Who remembers Billy Jack?

CCRNRT 2012/07/17 18:38:57
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Billy Jack is a "Half-breed" American Cherokee Indian, a Green Beret Vietnam War veteran, and a hapkido master. The character made his début in The Born Losers (1967), a "biker film" about a motorcycle gang terrorizing a California town. Billy Jack rises to the occasion to defeat the gang by defending a college student who has evidence against them for gang rapes.


This changes with the second film, Billy Jack, in which the hero must defend the hippie-themed
Freedom School and its students from townspeople who do not understand
or like the counterculture students. The school is organized by Jean
Roberts (Delores Taylor).


In one scene, a group of Indian children from the school go into town
for ice cream and are refused service and then abused and humiliated by
Bernard Posner and his gang. This prompts a violent outburst by Billy.
Later, Billy's girlfriend Jean is raped and one of the Indian students
is murdered by Bernard (David Roya), the corrupt son of the county's
most successful (and ruthless) businessman (Bert Freed).
Billy confronts Bernard and sustains a gunshot wound before killing him
with a hand strike to the throat. After a climactic shootout with the
police, and much pleading from Jean, he surrenders to the authorities
and is arrested. As he is being driven away, a large crowd of supporters
raise their fists into the air as a show of defiance and support. The
plot continues in the sequel, The Trial of Billy Jack.

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  • Rubyking 2012/07/21 03:21:50
    Before my time
    Rubyking
    you remember beast boy?
  • NakedRei 2012/07/20 18:22:04
    Before my time
    NakedRei
    I have heard of the movie, but haven't yet had a chance to watch it.
  • LEFT IS NOT RIGHT 2012/07/20 00:39:04 (edited)
    I do...
    LEFT IS NOT RIGHT
    It was corny, but good!

    this is a nice picture of Tom and Delores now (they look like they're still very much in love)!

    tom laughlin
  • rebeccasrevenge 2012/07/19 23:56:46
    I do...
    rebeccasrevenge
    Go ahead and hate your neighbor-go ahead and cheat a friend-do it in the name of Heaven -you can justify it in the end
  • shywink 2012/07/18 17:05:26
    I do...
    shywink
    +1
    I heard about it when I was a kid but never got the chance to see it.
  • YourCompanionCube 2012/07/18 14:28:00
    I do...
    YourCompanionCube
    +1
    Yeah......
  • Scooter 2012/07/18 03:20:06
    I do...
    Scooter
    +1
    He was absolutely the coolest dude back then. I watched it not too long ago, but got bored and had to give it up. lol
  • CCRNRT Scooter 2012/07/18 03:33:11
    CCRNRT
    +1
    watched it the other day
  • mwg0735 2012/07/18 02:33:33
  • CCRNRT mwg0735 2012/07/18 02:46:19
    CCRNRT
    +1
    yes he was
  • rknothead 2012/07/18 02:13:17
    I do...
    rknothead
    +1
    Great Movie back then.
  • CCRNRT rknothead 2012/07/18 02:22:37
    CCRNRT
    +1
    Stil a good movie.. thanks
  • Pam 2012/07/18 00:46:25
    I do...
    Pam
    +1
    Classic movie, always sold out in theatre near my house, years after it was released. Its kinda wierd watching it now, it was so dated, but still fun!
  • CCRNRT Pam 2012/07/18 00:47:23
    CCRNRT
    I watched it just the other day
  • umapathy Krishnamurthy 2012/07/17 23:56:33
    I do...
    umapathy Krishnamurthy
    +1
    I remember
  • Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~ 2012/07/17 22:56:39
    I do...
    Kat ♪.BTO-t-BCRA-F~PWCM~
    +1
    Scary, I saw them when they were relatively new.
  • painted desert 2012/07/17 22:49:29
    I do...
    painted desert
    +1
    Yes, I remember.
  • Casy 2012/07/17 22:47:25
    I do...
    Casy
    +2
    Good movie...
  • CCRNRT Casy 2012/07/17 22:58:28
    CCRNRT
    +1
    Probably the most memorable scene of the movie.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/07/17 22:24:28
    I do...
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    But nowdays in a neighborhood near me they remember "Who Jacked Billy" more!
  • Texas Johnny 2012/07/17 21:34:27 (edited)
    I do...
    Texas Johnny
    +2
    I love this scene!
  • CCRNRT Texas J... 2012/07/17 22:21:43
    CCRNRT
    +1
    love it... probably the most remembered scene... I can remember saying that as a kid thank you
  • Texas J... CCRNRT 2012/07/18 02:34:56
    Texas Johnny
    +1
    You are welcome! It is good to wax nostalgic at times!
  • CCRNRT Texas J... 2012/07/18 03:33:41
    CCRNRT
    yes it is... thanks
  • baxter 2012/07/17 21:08:47
    I do...
    baxter
    +2
    HE WAS A GOOD COWBOY
  • CCRNRT baxter 2012/07/17 21:11:37
    CCRNRT
    +1
    yes he was
  • Kalani 2012/07/17 21:04:59
    Before my time
    Kalani
    +1
    I wish I knew him; sounds cool. I know of some movies before my time[like, all the Clint Eastwood flicks], but I've never heard of him. Definitely gonna look him up, though:x
  • WolfEyes 2012/07/17 21:02:32
    I do...
    WolfEyes
    +1
    Tom Laughlin played the title character .
  • Wanderer 2012/07/17 20:27:17
    I do...
    Wanderer
    +2
    Great show,I always have a soft spot for misbegotten heroes that kick ass. The theme song 'One Tin Soldier' was awesome....the only thing I didn't like about it was the fairy tale voiceovers by Jean his would be girlfriend,there was just something about her voice that I found really annoying.
  • CCRNRT Wanderer 2012/07/17 20:31:11
    CCRNRT
    +2
    yes, you're right
  • Pam Wanderer 2012/07/18 00:50:27
    Pam
    +2
    Delores was his real life wife and Theresa Kelly was his daughter. The movie was made on a shoestring so you use any free talent you find. Useless information: Howard Hessemann who went on to play Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinatti was in this movie, no credit .
  • CCRNRT Pam 2012/07/18 01:00:35
    CCRNRT
    Thanks for sharing. I knew Deloris was his wife
  • Wanderer Pam 2012/07/18 08:37:10
    Wanderer
    That's amazing,I never knew any of that...thanks!!
  • 'Zedd 2012/07/17 20:07:12
  • Wolverineland 2012/07/17 19:42:10
    I do...
    Wolverineland
    +1
    Really before my time but they showed "Born Losers" and "Billy Jack" alot back in the 70's & 80's when I was a kid. Great series of films. born losers with tom laughlin
  • LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH 2012/07/17 19:38:22
    I do...
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    I DO, I MISS HIM & WONDER WHERE WAS HE SINCE THE 1970?
  • Dan 2012/07/17 19:30:03
    Undecided
    Dan
    +1
    I do not understand how I can clearly click on a box and another ends up with the check mark. I do remember Billy Jack. Loved it when I was a kid.
  • CCRNRT Dan 2012/07/17 19:39:39
    CCRNRT
    me too
  • Outta' Here. 2012/07/17 19:12:56 (edited)
    I do...
    Outta' Here.
    +1
    I've eaten in the restaurant, where he threw the guy through the window, many times.

    Kendall s Burgers  Billy Jack
  • CCRNRT Outta' ... 2012/07/17 19:14:09
    CCRNRT
    +1
    wow, what a memory that must be

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