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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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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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Fair Is Fair  »

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

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$3,099,497 (USA)
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Yeardley Smith was twenty years old when she was cast as the fourteen-year-old Putter. Moreover, Smith's breasts had to be strapped down with an Ace bandage to make her look younger. See more »

Goofs

When Billie Jean turns the TV channel and the movie Saint Joan appears, the TV is on channel 5. Whenever it's shown again on screen, it's on channel 6. See more »

Quotes

Ophelia: You're supposed to be taking your medication! Your father says please give him his pills!
Lloyd: I haven't had a pill since we left the house, haven't wheezed once.
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Featured in Movie Nights: The Legend of Billie Jean (2014) See more »

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Self Defense
Performed by Chas Sanford
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Revenge of the 80's: Helen Slater superstar!
3 March 2004 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Legend of Billy Jean (1985) was one of your typical 80's movies. It's hopelessly dated but back in the day it was a real hoot to watch on T.V. The story is about two siblings that cross paths with some older punks. Billy Jean is the name of the main character(Helen Slater, looking good) and she tries to fight for what she believes is right "Fair is fair!" He brother is played by the infamous Christian Slater (sans Jack Nicholson accent). They some how come across a lecherous sleaze ball and get into all kinds of shenanigans. It has to be seen to be believed. You also get co-star appearances from Yeardly Smith (Lisa Simpson) Keith Gordon, Dean Stockwell and mondo footage from Jeanne D'Arc. You can't say you're a true fan of 80's flicks until you've seen this one.

Recommend for nostalgia purposes.

Factoid: Carolyn Williams (Texas Chainsaw Massacre II) makes a quick appearance as a woman who spots Billy Jean.


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