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The Legend of Billie Jean ()


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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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Billie Jean
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Lloyd
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Binx
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Pyatt
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Ringwald
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Ophelia
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Putter
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Muldaur
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Hubie
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Donna Davy
Bobby Jones ...
Kenny
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Kenny's Father
Rodney Rincon ...
Police Sergeant
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Woman in Pickup
Rudy Young ...
Man in Pickup
Bobby Fite ...
Mini-Mart Boy
Kim Valentine ...
Mini-Mart Girl
Janet Smalley ...
Putter's Mother
Charles Redd ...
News Announcer
Joshua Butts ...
Tape Delivery Boy
Ray Hanna ...
Jimmy J. Judge
B.J. Thompson ...
Interview Boy
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Interview Girl (as Celia Newman)
Tony Slowik ...
Interview Teen
Steve Uzzell ...
Poster Customer
Robert Scott Cate ...
Boy #1
Jim Miller ...
Boy #2
Rod Pilloud ...
Robbery Victim
John Wolfshohl ...
Kid #1
David Lee Morgan ...
Kid #2
Barbara Durham ...
Teen Customer
Cass Gabriel ...
Young Boy
Thomas M. Jarrett ...
Policeman #1
Forrest Patton ...
Policeman #2
Antony Peraino ...
Kid in Crowd #1
Kenneth Beall ...
Kid in Crowd #2
Robert Wassell ...
Parking Attendant
Sage Parker ...
TV Reporter
John Edson ...
Marksman
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Girl in Camaro
Angela Churchill ...
Cadillac Driver
Stephanie Shook ...
Cadillac Passenger
Sharon-Marie Stolar ...
Teen Girl
Peter Bonanno ...
Reporter #1
Sharon Holmin ...
Reporter #2
Joye Swan ...
Young Customer (as Joy Swan)
Kathryn Childers ...
Anchor Woman
J.C. Minter ...
Bert
Kenny Searle ...
Worker #1 (as Kenneth Searle)
Al Geatano ...
Worker #2
Sonya Robbins ...
Young Girl
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Shane Honu Bryant ...
Skater (uncredited)
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Mall Customer (uncredited)
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Joan of Arc in Saint Joan (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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Surfer (uncredited)

Directed by

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Matthew Robbins

Written by

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Mark Rosenthal ... (written by) &
Lawrence Konner ... (written by)

Produced by

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Rob Cohen ... producer
Peter Guber ... executive producer
Lawrence Konner ... co-producer
Jon Peters ... executive producer
Mark Rosenthal ... co-producer
Lori Weintraub ... associate producer

Music by

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Craig Safan

Cinematography by

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Jeffrey L. Kimball ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Cynthia Scheider

Editorial Department

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Rick Derby ... assistant film editor
David Dresher ... assistant film editor

Casting By

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Paula Herold

Production Design by

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Ted Haworth

Set Decoration by

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R. Chris Westlund ... (as Robert Christopher Westlund)

Costume Design by

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Donna Linson

Makeup Department

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Lynn Del Kail ... hair stylist
Alan Friedman ... makeup designer / makeup supervisor
Kim Samson ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Robin Forman Howard ... post-production supervisor (as Robin Forman)
Tony Wade ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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J. Tom Archuleta ... second second assistant director
Rob Cohen ... second unit director
Thomas J. Mack ... first assistant director (as Tom Mack)
Mark Radcliffe ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Cheryl Carasik ... lead person
Bert Colmenero ... swing
Duane Scott Cox ... swing
Oscar Diaz ... art aide: Texas
William J. Durrell Jr. ... set designer (as William Durrell)
Joe Griffith ... illustrator (as Joseph F. Griffith Jr.)
William Maldonado ... construction coordinator
Paul Rylander ... assistant props
Steven Westlund ... property master (as Steven R. Westlund)

Sound Department

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Andy Aaron ... sound effects recordist
Sandina Bailo-Lape ... sound assistant (as Sandina Bailo)
Chris Beaver ... sound assistant (as Christopher Beaver)
David Franklin Bergad ... apprentice sound editor (as David Bergad)
Mark Berger ... supervising re-recording mixer
Jay Boekelheide ... supervising sound editor
Karen Brocco ... adr assistant
Gloria D'Alessandro ... adr assistant
Melissa Dietz ... apprentice sound editor
Ken Fischer ... sound effects editor
Suzy Friedman ... sound assistant (as Susy Friedman)
Rob Fruchtman ... foley editor
Vivien Hillgrove Gilliam ... adr editor: with Karen Spangenberg (as Vivien Hillgrove-Gilliam)
William Gocke ... boom operator (as William F. Gocke)
Phillip Kos ... apprentice sound editor (as Philip Kos)
Mary Helen Leasman ... assistant foley editor (as Mary-Helen Leasman)
Laura Louis ... dialogue editor
Marilyn McCoppen ... dialogue editor (as Marilyn Claire McCoppen)
John Morris ... sound assistant
John Nutt ... supervising dialogue editor
David Parker ... sound effects recordist
Diana Pellegrini ... foley editor
Sara Roberts ... sound effects editor
Philip Rogers ... sound recordist
Greg Smith ... sound effects recordist
Karen Spangenberg ... adr editor: with
Gary Summers ... re-recording mixer
Dennie Thorpe ... foley artist
John Watson ... apprentice sound editor
Gordon Webb ... cable person (as Gordon F. Webb)
Charles M. Wilborn ... sound mixer

Special Effects by

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Michael Arbogast ... special effects
Ken Pepiot ... special effects coordinator

Stunts

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Bobby Bass ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Larry Barbier ... still photographer (as Laurence L. Barbier)
James R. Connell ... camera operator
Glenn Corbett ... electrician
Kristin R. Glover ... first assistant camera (as Kristin Glover)
Stanley L. Gonsales ... electrician (as Stanley Gonsales)
Kevin Kelley ... best boy
Dennis J. Laine ... second assistant camera
Lee Phillips ... gaffer
J. Michael Popovich ... dolly grip
Tom Prophet Jr. ... key grip (as Thomas Prophet Jr.)
Scott J. Prophet ... grip (as Scott Prophet)
Larry Sweet ... grip
Joseph F. Valentine ... panaglide operator (as Joseph Valentine)
Ronald Vidor ... panaglide operator / second unit: cinematographere
Richard Walden ... camera operator

Casting Department

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Jennifer Levant ... casting assistant
Dianna Mitzner ... casting assistant
Pat Orseth ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Alfred N. Martin Jr. ... costumer
Rosalie Wallace ... costumer

Location Management

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John Panzarella ... location manager
George Parra ... location assistant

Music Department

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Jellybean Benítez ... music remixer: Invincible
Jolene Cherry ... music supervisor
Ken Johnson ... music editor
Paul Lani ... scoring mixer
Peter Afterman ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Tim Sexton ... executive in charge of music (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Gary Hellerstein ... transportation coordinator (as Gary M. Hellerstein)
Esteban Rodríguez ... driver
Kenny Searle ... transportation captain (as Kenneth Searle)

Other crew

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Don Baer ... lead stand-in
Johnny Boy ... production assistant: Texas
Wynn Cochran ... assistant: Mr. Cohen
Charles Conley ... craft service (as Bud Conley)
Jeane Fitting ... assistant: Mr. Robbins (as Jeanne Fitting)
Kathleen Gallagher ... production secretary: Texas
Larry Hand ... production auditor
Steve Housewright ... video researcher
Pat Hutchinson ... unit publicist
Louise Jaffe ... script supervisor
Kevin King ... payroll accountant
Steven McAfee ... production office assistant: Los Angeles (as Steve McAfee)
Diane Popelka McNamara ... production assistant: Texas (as Diane Popelka)
Gary Moglovkin ... assistant accountant: Texas
Jean Oppenheimer ... production assistant: Texas
Allen E. Taylor ... first assistant accountant
Sheila A. Warner ... production coordinator

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines When you're seventeen, people think they can do anything to you. Billie Jean is about to prove them wrong. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fair Is Fair (United States)
  • La leyenda de Billie Jean (Spain)
  • Legenda Billie Jeanista (Finland)
  • La leyenda de Billie Jean (Peru)
  • A Lenda de Billie Jean (Portugal)
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Runtime
  • 96 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $1,466,884, 21 Jul 1985

Did You Know?

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Trivia Christian Slater stated in an interview that while filming this movie he thought he was fated to marry Helen Slater because their last names were the same. See more »
Goofs The majority of characters are depicted to have heavy southern accents. However, in the South Texas region where Corpus Christi is located, not many residents have an accent. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Pat Benatar: Invincible (1985). See more »
Soundtracks Invincible (Theme from The Legend of Billie Jean) See more »
Quotes Boy: Did you rob that liquor store in Galveston?
Binx: Yep, that was us.
Billie Jean: We did not.
Guy: What about that school in Laredo? You burn it down?
Binx: No way, guy. We don't do schools.
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