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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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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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Trivia

Christian Slater's film debut. 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

Putter: Is that a boy or a girl?
Lloyd: Girl, Joan of Arc. She dressed up as a man and led the French in fighting the English. She heard voices, 'stop being a peasant', 'France needs you', 'the truth needs you'. And she won, she beat the English, but then...
Putter: Then what?
Lloyd: The French, burnt her, alive!
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Referenced in You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006) See more »

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Heart Telegraph
Performed by The Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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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 !


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