After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The... See full summary »
After a Senator suddenly dies after completing (and sealing) an investigation into the nuclear power industry, the remaining Senator and the state Governor must decide on a person who will ... See full summary »
Billy Jack is a half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret who is being drawn more and more toward his Indian side. He hates violence, but can't get away from it in the white man's world. Pitting the good guys, the students of the peace-loving free-arts school in the desert vs. the conservative bad guys in the near-by town, the movie plays definitive late-60s themes/messages: anti-establishment, make love not war, the senseless slaughter of God's creatures, the rape of society (figuratively and literally), two-sided justice, racial segregation and prejudices.Written by
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You've got due process, Mother's Day, supermarkets, the FBI, Medicare, air conditioning, AT&T, country clubs, Congress, a 2-car garage, state troopers, the Constitution, color television and democracy. They've got BILLY JACK See more »
Tom Laughlin had no martial arts training before he started training for the movie. He studied under a master teacher for six months before filming started. See more »
The quote read at the town meeting and attributed to Adolf Hitler was originally published in a minor Communist magazine. In the 1960s, the quote was used by the radical media to advance the anti-war cause. It was also quoted by public figures who sympathized with the movement, including Senator Edmund Muskie and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas. See more »
Howdy! My name is Bernard Posner.
Is that supposed to mean something?
Around these parts, you hear the name Posner quite a bit.
That's very interesting. You know, you hear my name quite a bit, and not just around here either.
No foolin'? What's your name?
Up? Huh-huh, that's an odd name. What's your last name?
Yours. Up yours!
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Generation Xters will not have a chance at understanding this to the magnitude planned. Keeping things in proper perspective requires consideration of the time frame of this movie. In the real world we were still "in country"/Nam and getting very fed up with the associated atrocities both there and here. The differences between liberals and conservatives were at an all-time-high. This movie definitely leans to the left on many issues but only really to point out how important it is to not lose our humanity. It was really about a man who, disillusioned by what he saw his own country do overseas, came home to find the same thing. The fighting scenes were excellent for their time. The use of a hard style of martial arts was different and very impressive. Tom's execution of moves were both well done and in most cases reasonably realistic (maybe a few too many karate chops). The acting was anywhere between good to just adequate,,, which in some cases gave it a more realistic feel (less hollywoodlike).
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