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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.
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Banned in Sweden for its violence in 1968, 1972 and 1975.
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In the begininng of the movie when the motorcycle gang beats up a motorist, the three onlookers are Tom Laughlin's real life family. Delores Taylor (wife) Teresa Laughlin- a.k.a Teresa Kelly (daughter) and Frank Laughlin (son)
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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 Christina
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When Billy is locked up after the brawl at the start of the movie, his jailer is played by the same actor who locks up John Rambo at the start of First Blood.
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Tom Laughlin had been trying to get a script about discrimination against American Indians made since 1954. The trend of motorbike gang movies - mainly appearing in drive-ins - gave him the chance he had been seeking to resurrect the idea.
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Based on a real incident in 1964 when members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang were arrested for raping five girls in Monterey, California.
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The bikers' lair location was actually a property once owned by Rudolph Valentino.
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Shot over a period of three weeks.
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To save money, a stunt scene of a motorbike crashing into a pond was lifted directly from The Ghost in the Invisible Bikini (1966).
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A self-financed film, Tom Laughlin ran out of money during post-production. He showed a working print to his contacts at American International Pictures (a company noted for its exploitation fare) and they agreed to give him the $300,000 he needed to complete the film.
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AIP's biggest money-maker until The Amityville Horror (1979).
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