Billy Jack
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Actor/auteur Tom Laughlin created the character of Billy Jack in the motorcycle flick The Born Losers. Wandering Christlike through the Southwest, Native American Vietnam veteran Billy Jack -- soft-spoken, but well-versed in martial arts -- champions the cause of a progressive school run by Jean Roberts (Delores Taylor, Laughlin's real-life wife). The bigoted white townsfolk don't cotton to Jean's minority-group students, so they do everything they can to humiliate and physically abuse the kids. When one of her charges is cruelly coated with white flour, Billy Jack goes berserk.… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64%

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"Billy Jack is the nicest surprise of the year, and my own feeling is that it ranks among the top half-dozen American films so far in 1971."
‑ Stuart Byron, Village Voice
"Billy Jack f*%k yea!"
‑ Cole Smithey,
"A film so fascinatingly liberal it almost seems to exist in a different universe."
‑ Jon Niccum, Lawrence Journal-World
"... when peaceful protest is met with guns and brutality, Billy kicks ass as a one-man-army of poetic justice."
‑ Sean Axmaker,
"A little heavy-handed with the message, this film still holds onto the brutality of the revenge style established in Born Losers."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"Lame, self indulgent when released in 1971, but even more so now."
‑ Steve Crum,
"You feel guilty liking this manipulative pulp, but it somehow grabs and holds onto you."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
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