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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

R  |   |  Action, Drama  |  19 July 1985 (USA)
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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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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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Fair Is Fair  »

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The movie Billie Jean and the others watch about Joan of Arc is Saint Joan (1957). See more »

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When the truck rolls after shooting the tire of Ophelia's station wagon, there is only one person in the truck's cab, rather than the man and girl who were there previously. A second later, when the truck lands on its roof, the cab is empty. See more »

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Binx: Did you get vanilla?
Billie Jean: Nope, they ran out of it.
Binx: [sips the milkshake] Strawberry? You bought strawberry?
Billie Jean: God, Binx, don't you ever get tired of vanilla?
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Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Never Sell Out or Give Up -Reliving my twenties with a smile and a nod to Pat Bentar
26 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some days I just want to take it easy and remember the good old days when I was a teenager and had no real problems. This film takes me back 20 years, when in the heat of the summer night we used to sneak out the 2nd story window to adventure and excitement.

The acting is believable, characters well cast and film nicely shot. Its a getaway for forty something women, with an awesome but not egotistical heroine, a solid loyal sibling and a sweet sincere romantic guy that we all dream of meeting someday.

The song "Invincible" from the soundtrack by Pat Bentar stirs up even more memories of a time when MTV was young and the short hair cut was a sign of rebellion and the contrary move for strong young women. Thank god I grew up in a time when I didn't have to tattoo my body or pierce my face to show I was tough or different or independent.


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