MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 369 this week

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

 -  Action  -  19 July 1985 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 5,200 users  
Reviews: 72 user | 26 critic

A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 02 Mar 2011
 
a list of 33 titles
created 09 Feb 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 49 titles
created 2 months ago
 
a list of 48 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Legend of Billie Jean.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Cody Abiliene is a semi-successful private detective desperately in need of a big (and well-paying) case. When he's hired to solve the murder of Contessa Luciana's husband, he jumps at the ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Sidaris
Stars: Darby Hinton, Sybil Danning, Art Metrano
Blind Fury (1989)
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A blind Vietnam vet, trained as a swordfighter, comes to America and helps to rescue the son of a fellow soldier.

Director: Phillip Noyce
Stars: Rutger Hauer, Terry O'Quinn, Brandon Call
The Defender (1994)
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A corrupt businessman commits a murder and the only witness is the girlfriend of another businessman with close connections to the Chinese government, so a bodyguard from Beijing is ... See full summary »

Director: Corey Yuen
Stars: Jet Li, Christy Chung, Kent Cheng
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Rip is the World Wrestling Federation champion who is faithful to his fans and the network he wrestles for. Brell, the new head of the World Television Network, wants Rip to wrestle for his... See full summary »

Director: Thomas J. Wright
Stars: Hulk Hogan, Joan Severance, Kurt Fuller
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A Chicago cop quits the force and finds himself threatened by the Mafia.

Director: Scott Wiper
Stars: Scott Wiper, Jack Conley, Carmen Argenziano
The Avengers (2012)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Nick Fury of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles a team of superheroes to save the planet from Loki and his army.

Director: Joss Whedon
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring.

Directors: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller
Stars: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube
Red Dawn (2012)
Action | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Director: Dan Bradley
Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson
Kopps (2003)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When a small town police station is threatened with shutting down because of too little crime, the police realise that something has to be done...

Director: Josef Fares
Stars: Fares Fares, Torkel Petersson, Göran Ragnerstam
Action | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Hobbs has Dom and Brian reassemble their crew in order to take down a mastermind who commands an organization of mercenary drivers across 12 countries. Payment? Full pardons for them all.

Director: Justin Lin
Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson
True Lies (1994)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fearless, globe-trotting, terrorist-battling secret agent has his life turned upside down when he discovers his wife might be having an affair with a used car salesman.

Director: James Cameron
Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After arriving in India, Indiana Jones is asked by a desperate village to find a mystical stone. He agrees, and stumbles upon a secret cult plotting a terrible plan in the catacombs of an ancient palace.

Director: Steven Spielberg
Stars: Harrison Ford, Kate Capshaw, Jonathan Ke Quan
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Bobby Jones ...
...
...
...
Rudy Young ...
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

fight | boy | texas | scooter | outlaw | See more »

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Action

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fair Is Fair  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

Ringwald's hand reaches into the frame toward the little boy, who is handing over the paper sack that contains a VHS tape from Billie Jean. But Ringwald is still standing by the window, snacking. See more »

Quotes

Binx: [about Lloyd's pills] What are those, uppers or downers?
Lloyd: They're for asthma, you want one?
See more »


Soundtracks

Rebel Yell
Performed by Billy Idol
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent Movie !
10 May 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't understand why this movie wasn't more better received. After the Supergirl fiasco, this movie should have made Helen Slater's career. She plays a small mid-western girl with a younger brother (Christian Slater- not her real brother) constantly being harassed for being poor. When the motor bike is trashed and vandalized, she goes to the future criminal's father for the repair fee, but the guy is worst than his son. He blames her for a crime that never happened and even profits from the media coverage of her pursuit. Peter Coyote is the police investigator who believes her and sticks by her side even when a rich kid (Keith Gordon) fakes his kidnapping to follow her and irk his father (Dean Stockwell). It's a great movie and great script excelled even more by the voice of Pat Benatar. Ten stars !


25 of 32 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
There is hope for a DVD Release! Lu-21
If they did a remake..... SugarMomma73
DVD when? NICEGRAYWOLF01
Music is the reason there is no dvd. beave-4
why no dvd release...Possible reason tweeti45
Keith Gordon is HOTT!!! zacksmommy22
Discuss The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page