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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) Poster

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Christian Slater stated in an interview that while filming this movie he thought he was fated to marry Helen Slater because their last names were the same.
Due to language, the film originally garnered an "R" rating from the MPAA. It was reduced to "PG-13" on appeal.
Christian Slater's first lead role.
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.
The radio station in the movie C101 is an actual station in Corpus Christi.
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Pat Benatar states at her concerts before belting into "Invincible", "This is from the worst movie ever made."
The movie Billie Jean and the others watch about Joan of Arc is Saint Joan (1957).
Helen Slater's iconic close-cropped coiffure was done by a born again Christian hairdresser who said a prayer prior to cutting Slater's hair.
Janet Smalley, the actress who played Putter's mother, slapped Yeardley Smith for real. Smith remarks on the DVD commentary that her face was numb after that particular scene was shot.
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This whole film was shot on existing practical locations.
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Christian Slater was fifteen years old when he acted in this film. As a direct result of this, Slater still had to attend classes throughout the shooting of this movie.
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A dance rave sequence was filmed, but cut from the final finished version of the movie.
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Helen Slater had to wear a wig in several scenes that were reshot after principal shooting had wrapped. Moreover, Yeardley Smith also wore a wig after her character Putter cuts her hair short.
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Cameo: Caroline Williams as the woman in the pickup truck with the driver who chases and shoots at Billie Jean and her friends.
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Yeardley Smith and Helen Slater later appeared in 1991's "City Slickers" but did not share any scenes together.
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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.
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Helen Slater has frequently had to tell fans that she and Christian Slater are not related. The misconception has been around for years, entirely because they played brother and sister in this film.
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Christian Slater bleached his naturally dark hair blond for the role.
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Yeardley Smith refused to cut her hair for the part. So when Putter cuts her hair, she is wearing a wig. When Putter first appears with her hair cut, the upturned collar on her jacket is to hide the real ponytail tucked in there.
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