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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

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


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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Billie Jean
... Lloyd
... Binx
... Pyatt
... Ringwald
... Ophelia
... Putter
... Muldaur
... Hubie
... Donna Davy
Bobby Jones ... Kenny
... Kenny's Father
Rodney Rincon ... Police Sergeant
... Woman in Pickup
Rudy Young ... Man in Pickup


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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When you're seventeen, people think they can do anything to you. Billie Jean is about to prove them wrong. See more »


Action | Drama


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Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fair Is Fair  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


When Bynx and Lloyd are walking in the lot by the beach, and Bynx holds the gun towards Hubie, the closeup shot of Bynx's clothes are just a t-shirt when actually he has a dress over it. See more »


Putter's Mother: Putter Jacks!
Putter: Mommy!
[Putter's mother hits her and she falls back on a desk and grabs a pair of scissors and holds them aimed at her mother]
Ringwald: Putter don't! Putter!
[Putter cuts off her hair]
Ophelia: Oh my God.
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Features Saint Joan (1957) See more »


Heart Telegraph
Performed by Divinyls (as Divinyls)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Invincible (Theme song for LBJ)
6 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Besides having an awesome soundtrack, the movie is probably the only movie that has made me a cult follower for it.

Billy Jean is a woman who empowers herself through her innocence. The fact that she has such an unique attitude towards such a critical moment in her life is amazing.

I first saw this amazing movie about four years ago when it happened to be on TV. I sat and watched it, for lack of something better to do. I am glad I did. This movie has had such a dramatic effect on my personal life. No matter how goofy this sounds, I have come to realize that you have to make the best of a bad situation.

Definatly two thumbs way way up as well as however many stars I can give it. And whoever can figure out how I can meet Helen Slater gets a cookie- she is one of my all time heroes!

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