After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The... See full summary »
After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized by everything ranging from "yoga sports" to muckracking journalism. The diverse student population airs scathing political exposes on their privately owned television station. The narrow-minded townspeople have different ideas about their brand of liberalism. Billy Jack is released and things heat up for the school. Students are threatened and abused and the Native Americans in the neighboring village are taunted and mistreated. After Billy Jack undergoes a vision quest, the governor and the police plot to permanently put an end to their liberal shenanigans, leaving it up to Billy Jack to save the day. Written by
The Indian Rights symposium in the film was unscripted. The testimonials delivered were written by the actual speakers/actors. See more »
There is a scene in which the Freedom School kids are watching a Freedom School TV interview with Posner on a television atop a tower of equipment. The interview footage had been grafted onto the larger image. In one shot, when the camera pans, the grafted interview footage moves completely off of the TV set and into another part of the shot, then back onto the (originally white-noised) TV screen. See more »
Y'know, I really feel sorry for your children.
You feel sorry for *my* children?
Yes, and for you too. You know me... and you know I don't lie. It must be terrible to make it seem that way just to earn your money.
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Prior to the opening credits being shown, statistics about American campus shootings are displayed onscreen set to shots of the canyons of the Southwest. See more »
What's not to like about Billy Jack? Here's a man who speaks mysticism while breaks arms and legs. He's the good guy with the black hat that tries to right wrongs with his hands and feet when words aren't enough. After the success of Billy Jack, the Husband and Wife team of Laughlin and Dolores follow up their mega hit with this epic of padded proportions. Billy Jack, after serving his prison sentence returns to the Freedom School only to be harassed by a new villain. Posner the developer. Posner, the rancher has left for good only to be replaced by his eviler and shadier brother (if that was humanly possible).
Billy Jack brings along his mentor Master Han Soo Bong for the ride. In this film, the villains are more cartoonish and the action is wilder than the last one. But, Tom Laughlin uses countless reels of footage showcasing the Freedom School students. I want what everyone else wants. More Billy Jack beating the stuffing out of his redneck foes and less young kids performing amateur hour shtick. If I were Tom Laughlin I would cut about 50 minutes out of this movie. I love Trial of Billy Jack but it would be so much better if it was tightly edited and had more fights. I don't mind the politicalness of the movie but less students and more Billy Jack!
That Jason is a real cad, punching that girl in the stomach and smashing that guitar. Oooh, big man! he's a hoot to watch.
Viva Billy Jack, Viva!!!
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