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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

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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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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

Christian Slater was fifteen years old when he acted in this film. As a direct result of this, Slater still had to attend classes throughout the shooting of this movie. 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

Billie Jean: The bill is for the scooter, and this... is for Binx.
[knees Hubie in the crotch, Hubie falls to the floor]
Hubie: [groaning] You crazy bitch!
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References G.I. Joe (1985) See more »

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Closing in
Music by Craig Safan
Lyrics by Mark Mueller
Performed by Mark Safan
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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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