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The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)

After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Laughlin (as Frank Laughlin)

Writers:

Tom Laughlin (screenplay) (as Frank Christina), Delores Taylor (screenplay) (as Teresa Christina)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Laughlin ... Billy Jack
Delores Taylor ... Jean Roberts
Victor Izay ... Doc
Teresa Kelly Teresa Kelly ... Carol (as Teresa Laughlin)
Sara Lane ... Russell (as Russell Lane)
Sara Lane Sara Lane ... Russell
Geo Anne Sosa Geo Anne Sosa ... Joanne
Lynn Baker Lynn Baker ... Lynn
Riley Hill ... Posner
Sparky Watt ... Sheriff Cole
Gus Greymountain Gus Greymountain ... Blue Elk
Sacheen Littlefeather ... Patsy Littlejohn
Michael Bolland Michael Bolland ... Danny
Jack Stanley Jack Stanley ... Grandfather
Soo-Han Bong Soo-Han Bong ... Master Han
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Storyline

After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized by everything ranging from "yoga sports" to muckracking journalism. The diverse student population airs scathing political exposes on their privately owned television station. The narrow-minded townspeople have different ideas about their brand of liberalism. Billy Jack is released and things heat up for the school. Students are threatened and abused and the Native Americans in the neighboring village are taunted and mistreated. After Billy Jack undergoes a vision quest, the governor and the police plot to permanently put an end to their liberal shenanigans, leaving it up to Billy Jack to save the day. Written by thustlebird

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It takes up where Billy Jack left off


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I diki tou Billy Jack See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Arizona, USA See more »

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Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono | 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In his trial trial at the beginning of the film, Billy Jack refers to My Lai. On 16 March 1968. between 347 and 504 unarmed people were massacred by the U.S. Army soldiers in My Lai, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. See more »

Goofs

When The National Guard And Police Went To The Reservation To Arrest Billy Jack. The Police Officer Stated They Were There By Orders Of The Arizona Governor. The Governor Of Arizona Does Not Have The Authority To Order The National Guard Or Police Services Onto A Reservation. That Can Come Only From The Justice Department In Washington D.C. And Then Only Federal Agents May Enter The Reservation To Make An Arrest. See more »

Quotes

Billy Jack: [surrounded by an angry mob] If there is absolutely no way you can get out of taking a terrible beating, the only sensible thing to do is, get in the first lick!
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Crazy Credits

Prior to the opening credits being shown, statistics about American campus shootings are displayed onscreen set to shots of the canyons of the Southwest. See more »

Connections

Followed by Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Give Peace a Chance
Composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Published by Maclen Music, Inc.
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Great movie!
2 October 2003 | by Windwalker_OldwolfSee all my reviews

This movie was long,and it was very powerful for its time in both relation to the Native American movement as well as the anti war movement that was common when the film took place and when it first hit the big screen. If you like either of the 2 topics above then you will probably like the movie. All I can say is I am proud to have it and I was proud to watch it.


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