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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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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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Banned in Sweden for its violence in 1968, 1972 and 1975.See more »
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Continuity: At the beginning of the movie, Billy Jack is carrying an MI Garand semi-auto rifle, which he puts in the flat bed of his Jeep pickup truck. A short while later, when he is confronting the bikers in town, he takes the rifle out of the Jeep and it is now a US Springfield bolt action rifle and remains so for the rest of the movie.See more »
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Another Fragrant Billy Jack Movie, 21 October 2011
Author: steve-974-698135 from Bumponna Log, Texas

If you like Billy Jack, this is for you. Over 2 hours of a leading actress that can't act, a leading man who stands still without expression, and an inane group of men who are supposed to be dangerous because they are slightly bizarre. Sprinkle in ten minutes of Billy kicking big donkey, and you have the formula.

Tom Laughlin knew a winner when he saw one and would use the main elements of this film in all of his future Billy Jack movies. In later films, his real-life wife would take over the role of the leading actress that can't act.

This is a very low-budget movie. Future Billy Jack against the world movies had a couple more bucks. But true to form, as in all Billy Jack movies, there is no competent acting anywhere.

Personally, none of this stuff turns me off of Billy Jack movies. In one movie, I see it for the gas station scene. In another, I want to see Billy put his right foot up against the guy's left ear. In a third, I want to see him shoot it out.

For an anti-war pinko, Laughlin sure knows how to create some nice fight scenes. If the man would have moved a few more times per pic, he would have been a major star. But his style is to stand around for most of the movie with a deadpan expression, and then finally kick some butt.

The Billy Jack movies are a lot like chitlins, limburger cheese, or kim chee. If you like that stuff, you don't mind the smell.

This one stinks to high heaven.

But it's a Billy Jack stink.

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