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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

PG-13 | | 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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The last thing she ever expected was to become a hero. See more »

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Action | Drama

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PG-13 | See all certifications »
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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fair Is Fair  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,466,884 (USA) (21 July 1985)

Gross:

$3,099,497 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

The GI Joe walkie-talkies' range would not have been able to reach from inside the middle of mall all the way out to the outside parking garage. See more »

Quotes

Billie Jean: [reading newspaper article] The victim was taken to Shoreline Hospital where his condition was listed as good. Did you hear that? Good! Not fair!
Ophelia: Not critical!
Binx: Not dead! Yaaaaaaaay! Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
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Connections

References G.I. Joe (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Rebel Yell
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Invincible (Theme song for LBJ)
6 February 2004 | by (New Haven, CT) – See all my reviews

Besides having an awesome soundtrack, the movie is probably the only movie that has made me a cult follower for it.

Billy Jean is a woman who empowers herself through her innocence. The fact that she has such an unique attitude towards such a critical moment in her life is amazing.

I first saw this amazing movie about four years ago when it happened to be on TV. I sat and watched it, for lack of something better to do. I am glad I did. This movie has had such a dramatic effect on my personal life. No matter how goofy this sounds, I have come to realize that you have to make the best of a bad situation.

Definatly two thumbs way way up as well as however many stars I can give it. And whoever can figure out how I can meet Helen Slater gets a cookie- she is one of my all time heroes!


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