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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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Born Losers a Born Winner See more (48 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)

Ron Holmstrom ... Surfer Kid on Sidewalk (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)

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 M. Falkinburg .... 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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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: When Vicki is getting out of the ocean and her jacket blows off her bike, it lands a few feet from the dead seal. In the very next shot, it's just inches from the seal.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Death Force (1978)See more »

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27 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
Born Losers a Born Winner, 9 January 2005
Author: angelsunchained from United States

Tom Laughlin's 1967 film The Born Losers is not what it appears to be; good-guy defeats out-law biker gang and saves young rape victims. On the contrary, Born Losers is Laughlin's take on the war in Viet-Nam and the effects it had on "normal" middle-America.

The motorcycle gang in the film is a symbol of military forces who take-over a town (representing Viet-Nam) and go on a brutal spree of violence and rape. What causes these seemingly normal men to act in such brutal manners? Are there goods guys and bad guys? No, just people caught up in a "cruel" world of hopelessness, acting out their most primal instincts. Laughlin makes sure not to fit his characters into "good" and "evil", but incorporate a little of both in each person. Laughlin's character fights fire with fire, and it seems to say that there are no-rules in war. Controversial to say the least. The movie bombed at the box-office when first released in 1967. After the amazing success of Billy Jack, it was re-released and showed a pretty-profit.

A strong supporting cast of "B" movie legends-Elizabeth James, Jerome Slate, Robert Tessier, Jack Starrett along with a "faded" Jane Russell, make Born Losers one of the more outstanding independent movies of the 1960s.

Born Losers is a Born Winner.

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