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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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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Pat Benatar states at her concerts before belting into "Invincible", "This is from the worst movie ever made." See more »

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When Billie Jean is running from the security at the golf course she gets picked up in the blue Pontiac. After the car drives away the boom mic is visible on the passenger side. See more »

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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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Features Saint Joan (1957) See more »

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It's My Life
Performed by Wendy O. Williams
Courtesy of Jem Records
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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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