The Legend of Billie Jean
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The Legend of Billie Jean
This rather flat tale is about Billie Jean (Helen Slater), a relatively normal teenager until her brother's motorscooter is trashed by a gang that she slighted, and until her brother (Christian Slater, no relation in real life!) accidentally shoots someone -- then Billie Jean becomes the heroine of an outlaw gang. She and her brother, as well as two tag-alongs, take off on the run from the police and in the meantime cultivate a following through radio and newspaper coverage. As Billie Jean gets into the part, she shaves her head and espouses rebellion against injustice, but her rallying… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 44%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Legend of Billie Jean does remain interesting and entertaining throughout its run, even if it is a bit short on plot and a lot short on realism."
‑ J.C. Maçek III, PopMatters
"Above average teen melodrama"
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"This far-fetched movie munches on the mythology of heroism but is too manipulative and shallow to be taken seriously."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Has a straight faced camp about itself that makes it a blast from the past worth sitting through"
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A memorable movie with some fine performances"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
"Em seu esforço risível para criar um ícone de independência, rebeldia e juventude, o filme soa apenas incrivelmente absurdo, artificial e patético, mesmo que Helen Slater seja uma protagonista obviamente sedutora."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"Strident, borderline campy drama, complete with a raging Pat Benatar theme song"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
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