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Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 16 April 1977 (USA)
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 »

Director:

Tom Laughlin (as T.C. Frank)

Writers:

Tom Laughlin (as Frank Christina), Delores Taylor (as Teresa Christina) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Laughlin ... Billy Jack
Delores Taylor ... Jean Roberts
E.G. Marshall ... Sen. Joseph Paine
Teresa Kelly Teresa Kelly ... Carol (as Teresa Laughlin)
Sam Wanamaker ... James Bailey
Dick Gautier ... Gov. Hubert Hopper (as Richard Gautier)
Michael Irving Michael Irving ... Chuck McGhan
J. Diana Lewis J. Diana Lewis
Peter Donat ... Ralph Butler
Kent Smith ... Sen. Sam Foley
Kathy Cronkite
Dennis O'Flaherty Dennis O'Flaherty
Julie Webb Julie Webb
Carla Borelli
Sara Lane ... (as Russell Lane)
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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 play along with their shady deals and not cause any problems. They decide on Billy Jack, currently sitting in prison after being sent to jail at the end of his previous film, as they don't expect him to be capable of much, and they think he will attract young voters to the party. Billy is pardoned, released, and nominated, after which he begins his duties. He soon notices that things aren't right, and starts trying to find out just what is going on. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The most dangerous Billy Jack of all!

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Trivia

In the 1980 book "The Golden Turkey Awards" by Harry Medved and Michael Medved, this movie won the award for The Worst Movie You Never Saw. The award's nominees were movies that were either given a very limited theatrical release or were not released theatrically at all. Other films nominated include Matilda (1978) and Jerry Lewis' The Day the Clown Cried (1972). See more »

Quotes

Jean Roberts: You did it... no matter what anybody says about you now, you did it. And you didn't have to even once take off your boots!
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Alternate Versions

Various sources list the running time of the film as 155 minutes. The current video version runs only 114 minutes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Comix Scrutinizer: Jack: Trixi and Tet (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

One Tin Soldier
Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Performed by Teresa Kelly (as Theresa Laughlin)
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User Reviews

 
Not that bad
11 March 2013 | by aland-16See all my reviews

Skipping through the sat channels the other night I stumbled across this movie and thought I might give it a look. Having seen the original Billy Jack a few years back I figured it might be worth a few laughs if it was anything like the original. To my surprise it was much better then the first film. It had some decent scripting and Laughlin is not that bad an actor, especially when working with a seasoned veteran like E.G. Marshall. Despite a somewhat contrived plot the movie did get it's point across showing the corruption in Washington and how one man can make a difference. The movie is no Mr. Smith goes to Washington, but then Laughlin is no Jimmy Stewart and for that matter Jimmy is no Billy Jack.


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Official Sites:

Billy Jack Online

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 April 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Billy Jack, i astrapi tou karate See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Billy Jack Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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