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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 19 July 1985 (USA)
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A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

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Matthew Robbins

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Slater ... Billie Jean
Keith Gordon ... Lloyd
Christian Slater ... Binx
Richard Bradford ... Pyatt
Peter Coyote ... Ringwald
Martha Gehman ... Ophelia
Yeardley Smith ... Putter
Dean Stockwell ... Muldaur
Barry Tubb ... Hubie
Mona Lee Fultz ... Donna Davy
Bobby Jones Bobby Jones ... Kenny
John M. Jackson ... Kenny's Father
Rodney Rincon Rodney Rincon ... Police Sergeant
Caroline Williams ... Woman in Pickup
Rudy Young Rudy Young ... Man in Pickup
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Storyline

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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Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fair Is Fair See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,466,884, 21 July 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,099,497
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The radio station in the movie C101 is an actual station in Corpus Christi. See more »

Goofs

When Billie Jean turns the TV channel and the movie Saint Joan appears, the TV is on channel 5. Whenever it's shown again on screen, it's on channel 6. See more »

Quotes

Ophelia: Would you look at those tits?
Putter: I think they're gross.
Ophelia: That's because you don't have any.
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Connections

Features Saint Joan (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

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Music by Craig Safan
Lyrics by Mark Mueller
Performed by Mark Safan
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Never Sell Out or Give Up -Reliving my twenties with a smile and a nod to Pat Bentar
26 August 2005 | by Jax696See all my reviews

Some days I just want to take it easy and remember the good old days when I was a teenager and had no real problems. This film takes me back 20 years, when in the heat of the summer night we used to sneak out the 2nd story window to adventure and excitement.

The acting is believable, characters well cast and film nicely shot. Its a getaway for forty something women, with an awesome but not egotistical heroine, a solid loyal sibling and a sweet sincere romantic guy that we all dream of meeting someday.

The song "Invincible" from the soundtrack by Pat Bentar stirs up even more memories of a time when MTV was young and the short hair cut was a sign of rebellion and the contrary move for strong young women. Thank god I grew up in a time when I didn't have to tattoo my body or pierce my face to show I was tough or different or independent.


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