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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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Fair Is Fair  »

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Trivia

Due to language, the film originally garnered an "R" rating from the MPAA. It was reduced to "PG-13" on appeal. 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

Girl: Billie Jean, you wanna go to Mexico?
Billie Jean: No, I can't.
Girl: But they can't touch you down there.
Billie Jean: I have to find my brother.
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Connections

Referenced in You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006) See more »

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