4.5/10
469
19 user 21 critic

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 »

Director:

(as T.C. Frank)

Writers:

(as Frank Christina), (as Teresa Christina) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

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 »

Director: Tom Laughlin
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Victor Izay
Billy Jack (1971)
Certificate: GP Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert "freedom school" for runaway.

Director: Tom Laughlin
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Billy Jack battles outlaw motorcycle gang in a small California beach town.

Director: Tom Laughlin
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James, Jeremy Slate
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Frank Laughlin
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Ron O'Neal, Lincoln Kilpatrick
Drama

A circus clown is imprisoned by the Nazis and goes with Jewish children to their deaths.

Director: Jerry Lewis
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Peter Ahlm, Lars Amble
Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

The sole surviving Texas Ranger of an ambush arranged by Butch Cavandish returns to fight back as a masked hero.

Director: William A. Fraker
Stars: Klinton Spilsbury, Michael Horse, Christopher Lloyd
Der Clown (TV Movie 2016)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Myths and legends about the origin and the reasons for the disappearance of the film "The Day The Clown Cried" by Hollywood star Jerry Lewis.

Director: Eric Friedler
Stars: Jerry Lewis, Pierre Étaix, Jean-Jacques Beineix
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A naive man is appointed to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate. His plans promptly collide with political corruption, but he doesn't back down.

Director: Frank Capra
Stars: James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
The Big Sleep (1978)
Crime | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set in England, rather than California, the story follows Raymond Chandler's book fairly closely otherwise. Philip Marlowe is asked by the elderly (and near death) General Sternwood to ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Sarah Miles, Richard Boone
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

When Taggart closes off the rancher's water supply, Lash La Rue is sent for. Learning he is arriving, Taggart sends his gang to kill him. But they get the wrong man and Lash and Fuzzy set ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Taylor
Stars: Lash La Rue, Al St. John, Suzi Crandall
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: John Wayne, Anthony Quinn, Beulah Bondi
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Billy Jack returns to bring down a child pornography ring headed by the Godfather of Godfathers.

Director: Tom Laughlin
Stars: Tom Laughlin, Rodney Harvey, Teresa Kelly
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The most dangerous Billy Jack of all!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 April 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Billy Jack, i astrapi tou karate  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Suzanne Somers originally had a more extensive part in this film. It was cut prior to the film's release. See more »

Quotes

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!
See more »

Connections

Remake of Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

One Tin Soldier
Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Performed by Teresa Kelly (as Theresa Laughlin)
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
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.


5 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Billy Jack Goes to Washington, Reconsidered VladdyTrout
Comparison to Mr. Smith aland-16
Really bad movie! olds1999
Discuss Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?