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Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 16 April 1977 (USA)
After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sen. Joseph Paine
Teresa Kelly ...
Carol (as Teresa Laughlin)
Gov. Hubert Hopper
Michael Irving ...
J. Diana Lewis
Peter Donat ...
Ralph Butler
Senator Joe Foley
Kathy Cronkite
Dennis O'Flaherty
Julie Webb
Carla Borelli
(as Russell Lane)


After a senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining senator and the state governor must decide on a person who will play along with their shady deals and not cause any problems. They decide on Billy Jack, currently sitting in prison after being sent to jail at the end of his previous film, as they don't expect him to be capable of much, and they think he will attract young voters to the party. Billy is pardoned, released and nominated, after which he begins his duties. He soon notices that things aren't right, and starts trying to find out just what is going on. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The most dangerous Billy Jack of all!


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16 April 1977 (USA)  »

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Billy Jack, i astrapi tou karate  »

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Husband and wife Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor kept the mail-bags brought into the Senate at the finale as souvenirs. They used them for duffel-bags on skiing trips. The bags were confiscated by airport officials when they protested that the bags were property of the U.S. Mail (the bags were created for the sole purpose of the film). See more »


Jean Roberts: You did it... no matter what anybody says about you now, you did it. And you didn't have to even once take off your boots!
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References Roots (1977) See more »


One Tin Soldier
Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Performed by Teresa Kelly (as Theresa Laughlin)
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Horrible Remake of A Classic
12 April 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First, let me say I have always been a Billy Jack fan. I had seen the other movies several times, but never this one until now. The story followed Mr. Smith so closely that you can't help but make comparisons throughout. Tom Laughlin was an adequate actor, he and his wife were always the best actors in any of the other movies. But he is no Jimmy Stewart. And even the addition of other skilled actors (Pat O'Brien and E.G. Marshall most notably) could not save this movie. Add some sloppy editing and this movie was at times painful to watch. If you want to enjoy this story line, get Mr Smith goes to Washington. If you want to see a good Billy Jack movie get, The Trial of Billy Jack. But stay away from this trash.

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