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The Born Losers (1967)

Billy Jack battles outlaw motorcycle gang in a small California beach town.


(as T.C. Frank)


(as E. James Lloyd)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth James ...
Vicky Barrington
William Wellman Jr. ...
Deputy Fred
Paul Bruce ...
District Attorney George Davis
Robert Cleaves ...
Mr. Crawford
Paul Prokop ...
Cueball (as Robert W. Tessier)
Stuart Lancaster ...
Sheriff Harvey (as Stewart Lancaster)
Anne Bellamy ...
Mrs. Prang
Gordon Hoban ...
Jerry Carmody
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Linda Prang
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Jodell Shorn


A malicious motorcycle gang harasses the residents of a small California town, intimidating most residents to not report them to the police. Among the gang's crimes is the rape of four young women. As the gang attempts to threaten the women into not testifying at the indictment hearing, one of the women, Vicki, comes under the protection of Billy Jack, who has also had several altercations with the gang. The gang escalates their pressure on both Vicki and Billy Jack to keep her out of the courtroom. Written by Warren Anderson <wanderson@asdg.enet.dec.com>

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An innocent girl is first prize in the dirtiest game ever played! See more »


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Release Date:

12 July 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nacidos para perder  »

Box Office


$360,000 (estimated)


$36,000,000 (USA)

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Tom Laughlin used the pseudonym T.C. Frank for his director's credit. The name stands for his three children, Frank, Teresa, and Christina See more »


When Vicki tries to escape after the biker shuts off the fuel valve, her motorcycle slows to a halt after the carburetors run empty. The sound of the motor slowing down to a stop is that of a 4 cycle engine. This bike had a 2 cycle motor, as did all Yamaha bikes in the '60s. See more »


Child: You're not wearing a watch. How will you know how long it will be?
Billy Jack: You better hope I'm a good guesser!
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Referenced in Deadbeat at Dawn (1988) See more »


Billy Jack's Theme
Written and Produced by Mike Curb, Co-produced by Al Simms
Performed by Summer Saxophones
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Campy, Outrageous Fun!
19 February 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is interesting on many levels. Although it contains a few shocking scenes (if viewed unedited) it still comes across as kind of campy. When a girl on a motorcycle p***es off a motorcycle gang the fun begins. First of all, the girl on the cute little scooter type motorcyle looks like she just finished a gig on the "Hullabaloo" TV show complete with her matching go-go boots and bikini. She is kinda cute except she has a haircut that looks like they put a bowl on her head and cut around it. (She could have at least wore a "Bob's Big Boy Cascade" to sex it up a bit). She mouths off to the group of scumbags who all look like rejects from the Manson Family.

One shocking scene for 1967 is the part where two gang members french kiss (they are both men)! This is to illustrate the free-sex attitude of the era and supposedly (I am guessing here) to show what a bunch of degenerates these guys are.

Jane Russell is over the top here as a drunken, floozy mother of a teenage trollop who does a strip tease in her trailer park that has to be seen to be believed. The look on her face while stripping is somewhere between orgasmic and root canal. RENT THIS AND HAVE FUN!

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