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The Born Losers (1967)

 -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  12 July 1967 (USA)
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Billy Jack battles outlaw motorcycle gang in a small California beach town.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Elizabeth James ...
Vicky Barrington
Jeremy Slate ...
Daniel 'Danny' Carmody
William Wellman Jr. ...
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Deputy Fred
Paul Bruce ...
District Attorney George Davis
Robert Cleaves ...
Mr. Crawford
Paul Prokop ...
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Cueball (as Robert W. Tessier)
Jeff Cooper ...
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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Storyline

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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Action | Drama | Thriller

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12 July 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nacidos para perder  »

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Budget:

$360,000 (estimated)

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$36,000,000 (USA)
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When Billy Jack and Vicky Barrington meet the astrologer in the restaurant, he asks Billy when his birthday is. Billy replies "August 10th." This is the birthday of Tom Laughlin, who plays Billy Jack. See more »

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The first and the best of the Billy Jack films.

Born Losers (1967) was the first of the Billy Jack series. Like most films that are later "franchised", the first film is usually the best and this one is no exception. No pontificating or posturing, it's what Billy Jack does best, putting in work and taking names. Watch the townsfolk back off of Billy Jack because they know what he's capable of. This was before the silly b Freedom School nonsense. Born Losers is just a straight forward biker white exploitation film. No flowery signifying from Billy Jack, no sir. Too bad he went into a different direction with the latter films, padded out with nonsensical scenes and overlong running times. He could have revolutionized action films. But I'll have my memories and enjoy this one for what it's worth. Biker trash pulling Billy Jack's chain and watching them pay the price!

Followed by Billy Jack, Trial of Billy Jack and Billy Jack Goes to Washington. Fun stuff.

Highly recommended.


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