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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

R | | Action, Drama | 19 July 1985 (USA)
A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

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Average Texas teen, Billie Jean Davy, is caught up in an odd fight for justice. She is usually followed and harrased around by local boys, who, one day, decide to trash her brother's scooter for fun. The boys' father refuses to pay them back the price of the scooter. The fight for "fair is fair" takes the teens around the state and produces an unlikely hero. Written by Jennifer Valley

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Yeardley Smith refused to cut her hair for the part. So when Putter cuts her hair, she is wearing a wig. When Putter first appears with her hair cut, the upturned collar on her jacket is to hide the real ponytail tucked in there. See more »

Goofs

When Billie Jean is running from the security at the golf course she gets picked up in the blue Pontiac. After the car drives away the boom mic is visible on the passenger side. See more »

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Binx: [discussing Vermont] Snow plows, snow balls...
Billie Jean: Why did I get such a weird brother?
Binx: Snow ball fights... and no alligators.
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Features Saint Joan (1957) See more »

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Boys in Town
Performed by The Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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An unexplainable attraction to this film...
1 February 1999 | by (Washington, USA) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when I was a kid, and it instantly became one of my personal favorites. Helen Slater's performance is unforgettable about a young girl and her instant rebel/outlaw status. This is definitely a cult favorite, and appropriately so. For some undescribable reason, this film grabs at you in a way that most movies never do. You seem to care a lot for Billie Jean, and want her to get the justice she deserves. Every rebellious youth should see this film so they can see what happens on both sides of the law, and for a highly entertaining movie. Full of 80's music (especially the kick-ass Pat Benatar theme song), The Legend of Billie Jean is truly a remarkable film that was overlooked by too many people for its brilliance.


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