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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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When you're seventeen, people think they can do anything to you. Billie Jean is about to prove them wrong. See more »

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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Christian Slater stated in an interview that while filming this movie he thought he was fated to marry Helen Slater because their last names were the same. See more »

Goofs

The license plate on the Mercedes at the country club is the same as the plate shown in the close up bumper shot of a different car a few minutes later. See more »

Quotes

Muldaur: What about this gun they pulled on you, all fun and games?
Ringwald: I've been thinking about that, I'm not sure that gun's even real. The toy store reported a few things missing, they left IOUs.
Muldaur: These kids got the drop on you with a toy gun?
Ringwald: [smiling] Yes sir I believe they did.
Muldaur: I would've loved to have seen that.
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Referenced in You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006) See more »

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Time to Explain
Performed by Bruce Witkin & The Kids
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Billie Jean Power
12 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite movie of all time.I love the story of independence and standing up for whats right,not taking no for an answer.I love the outlaw feeling that you get from this movie.It made me want to cut my hair.Helen Slater does an outstanding job portraying this role, and could Christian be any cuter? I realize I was born the year this movie came out but I love it regardless.I watch it every chance I get.Besides I'm stuck in the 80's anyway.I envy Billie Jean.She's so cool! One day I want to visit Corpus Christy. When I was younger I use to want to be Billie Jean. She was my idol.I understand she is a fictional character but shes just so dang cool.


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