• Billy Jack (1971)

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Billy Jack

Release Date: May 1st, 1971

DVD Release Date: June 22nd, 1999

PG |1 hr 52 min

Plot Summary

A part-Indian Vietnam veteran (Tom Laughlin) kicks around bigots who pick on his girlfriend's (Delores Taylor) so-called freedom school.

Cast: Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Clark Howat, Bert Freed, Julie Webb, Kenneth Tobey, Victor Izay, Debbie Schock

Director: Tom Laughlin

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Warner Brothers/Seven Arts

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Time Out

    A down market youth pic with Laughlin as the half-breed Vietnam veteran who stands up for America's misunderstood youth and operates a sort of one-man Countryside Commission. show more

  • 50
    Nathan RabinThe Dissolve

    Billy Jack is a film of violent contradictions. It is a fortysomething über-square’s tribute to the promise and potential of the hippies, as well as an intensely violent homage to non-violence. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There are a lot of things in Billy Jack that are seriously conceived and very well-handled. Some of the scenes at the school, for example, with real kids experimenting with psychodrama, are interesting. Some of the action scenes are first-rate. But the movie has as many causes in it as a year's run of the New Republic. show more

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