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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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This picture never had a regular theatrical run. The showing on 16 April 1977 in Los Angeles was a sneak preview, and another sneak was held the next night on 17 April 1977 at the Admiral Theatre in Omaha, Nebraska. The North Central Edition of Boxoffice Magazine, dated 2 May 1977 had an article about the Omaha showing. 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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Follows The Born Losers (1967) See more »


One Tin Soldier
Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Performed by Teresa Kelly (as Theresa Laughlin)
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Not that bad
11 March 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Skipping through the sat channels the other night I stumbled across this movie and thought I might give it a look. Having seen the original Billy Jack a few years back I figured it might be worth a few laughs if it was anything like the original. To my surprise it was much better then the first film. It had some decent scripting and Laughlin is not that bad an actor, especially when working with a seasoned veteran like E.G. Marshall. Despite a somewhat contrived plot the movie did get it's point across showing the corruption in Washington and how one man can make a difference. The movie is no Mr. Smith goes to Washington, but then Laughlin is no Jimmy Stewart and for that matter Jimmy is no Billy Jack.

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