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The Born Losers (1967)

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

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(as T.C. Frank)

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(as E. James Lloyd)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elizabeth James ...
Vicky Barrington
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William Wellman Jr. ...
Child
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Deputy Fred
Paul Bruce ...
District Attorney George Davis
Robert Cleaves ...
Mr. Crawford
Paul Prokop ...
Speechless
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Cueball (as Robert W. Tessier)
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Gangrene
Stuart Lancaster ...
Sheriff Harvey (as Stewart Lancaster)
Anne Bellamy ...
Mrs. Prang
Gordon Hoban ...
Jerry Carmody
Susan Foster ...
Linda Prang
Janice Miller ...
Jodell Shorn
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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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Kitten on wheels, with her bike, her boots and her bikini! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

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Release Date:

12 July 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nacidos para perder  »

Box Office

Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$36,000,000 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The brake lever on the right handle bar of Vicki's Yamaha sticks up at an angle at the beginning of the movie, and 30 minutes into the movie, it disappears. Later, it reappears and disappears again several times. See more »

Quotes

Daniel 'Danny' Carmody: I'm gonna cut your bowels out.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Billy Jack's Theme
Written and Produced by Mike Curb, Co-produced by Al Simms
Performed by Summer Saxophones
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Sixties artifact with the debut of Billy Jack!
9 April 2001 | by (Weaverville, NC) – See all my reviews

While most people are familiar with Tom Laughlin's half Native American/half Anglo cult figure Billy Jack through THE LEGEND OF BILLY JACK, many don't know that the character originally appeared in this flick, an off-kilter biker flick about a group of psycho cyclists who terrorize a small California town over Spring Break and zero in on a young college co-ed whom they raped and don't want to testify against them. No, the film isn't as good(or political)as the two sequels, but it does say something about the isolation of the individual in a society that won't stand up and protect that individual from harm. There's a profound sense of solitude in the cinematography of beaches and seaside highways and the sparse, often inarticulate dialog. And, looking closely at the motorcycle gang, you can see some none-too-subtle homosexual overtones. Of course, all the quick cuts and zoom shots earmark the film as a product of late sixties moviemaking. Still, if you want to catch a glimpse of Billy Jack's debut or like to study sixties film styles, take a look at this one


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