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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

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 ... Bailey
Dick Gautier ... Gov. Hubert Hopper (as Richard Gautier)
Michael Irving Michael Irving ... McGhan
J. Diana Lewis J. Diana Lewis
Peter Donat ... Ralph Butler
Kent Smith ... Senator Joe Foley
Kathy Cronkite Kathy Cronkite
Dennis O'Flaherty Dennis O'Flaherty
Julie Webb Julie Webb
Carla Borelli
Sara Lane ... (as Russell Lane)
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

The most dangerous Billy Jack of all!

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Details

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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Trivia

The film mentions the Three Mile Island nuclear accident, that accident occurred March 28, 1979. The film was released April 16, 1977. This gives the impression that the film's dialogue was changed after the initial release of the film, to make the filibuster scene appear more relevant. 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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One Tin Soldier
Written by Dennis Lambert and Brian Potter
Performed by Teresa Kelly (as Theresa Laughlin)
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Horrible Remake of A Classic
12 April 2011 | by Dan EmSee all my reviews

First, let me say I have always been a Billy Jack fan. I had seen the other movies several times, but never this one until now. The story followed Mr. Smith so closely that you can't help but make comparisons throughout. Tom Laughlin was an adequate actor, he and his wife were always the best actors in any of the other movies. But he is no Jimmy Stewart. And even the addition of other skilled actors (Pat O'Brien and E.G. Marshall most notably) could not save this movie. Add some sloppy editing and this movie was at times painful to watch. If you want to enjoy this story line, get Mr Smith goes to Washington. If you want to see a good Billy Jack movie get, The Trial of Billy Jack. But stay away from this trash.


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