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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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The last thing she ever expected was to become a hero. See more »

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19 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The boy in the gas station with his sister who helps pay Billie Jean's bill for their groceries, was a regular on Silver Spoons during the early years. See more »

Goofs

When Bynx and Lloyd are walking in the lot by the beach, and Bynx holds the gun towards Hubie, the closeup shot of Bynx's clothes are just a t-shirt when actually he has a dress over it. See more »

Quotes

Boy: Did you rob that liquor store in Galveston?
Binx: Yep, that was us.
Billie Jean: We did not.
Guy: What about that school in Laredo? You burn it down?
Binx: No way, guy. We don't do schools.
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Referenced in The Accused (1988) See more »

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Invincible (Theme from The Legend of Billie Jean)
Music and Lyrics by Holly Knight and Simon Climie
Performed by Pat Benatar
Produced by Mike Chapman
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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The Element of connection
18 January 1999 | by (Singapore) – See all my reviews

I can't believe I've never watched this show before when I was younger. I just saw it on cable. I won't say it has the best plot, story, characters or anything, but there's just this mysterious element that draws us to Billie Jean. All those kids in the film were incredible. My father was watching with me he smiled when he saw that little boy who sent the tape to the police. How cute!

This film does reflect some truths. Some adults simply think that fairness is not for kids. Children are not entitled to justice. But few do stand up against this false belief. That is why Billie Jean is a heroine.

To add, Helen Slater is just so beautiful.


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