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12 July 1967 (USA) See more »
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CORNERED! A HOT SUMMER NIGHT...A PACK OF STRAY 'CHOPPER JOCKEYS'... See more »
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Billy Jack battles outlaw motorcycle gang in a small California beach town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The first and the best of the Billy Jack films. See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Laughlin ... Billy Jack
Elizabeth James ... Vicky Barrington
Jeremy Slate ... Daniel 'Danny' Carmody
William Wellman Jr. ... Child

Jack Starrett ... Deputy Fred
Paul Bruce ... District Attorney George Davis
Robert Cleaves ... Mr. Crawford
Paul Prokop ... Speechless

Robert Tessier ... 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
Julie Cahn ... LuAnn Crawford (as Julie Cohn)

Jane Russell ... Mrs. Shorn
Ruth Warshawsky
Bill Carey
Paul Napier
Art Eisner
Michael Ivey
Edwin Cook ... Crabs
Timothy Hall
Robert Coutu
Susan Baumann
Susan Winfield
Robin Corum
Tom Middleton
Wayne Cappasso
James Smith
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Apollo ... Dr. (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... Mr. Carmody (uncredited)

Randee Lynne Jensen ... Extra (uncredited)
Teresa Kelly ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mike LeSage ... Pedistrian (uncredited)

Delores Taylor ... Pedestrian with Children / Opening Off Screen Narrator (uncredited)
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Directed by
Tom Laughlin  (as T.C. Frank)
 
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Elizabeth James  (as E. James Lloyd)

Produced by
Tom Laughlin .... producer (as Donald Henderson)
Jay Loughrin .... associate producer
Delores Taylor .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Curb 
Davie Allan (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gregory Sandor 
 
Film Editing by
John Winfield 
 
Production Design by
Richard Beck-Meyer 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Paul Lewis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Hayes .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Ezzes .... property master
 
Sound Department
Le Roy Robbins .... sound
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Kent .... special effects: AIP
 
Stunts
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Robles .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Tessier .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Pecchi .... grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katharine Free .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Mike Curb .... conductor
Al Simms .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Barbara Bouvet .... production assistant
Alan Chase .... production coordinator
T.J. Healy II .... production assistant
Joyce King .... script supervisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
 
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113 min
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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 ChristinaSee more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in No Way to Treat a Lady (1968)See more »

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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The first and the best of the Billy Jack films., 17 June 2004

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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