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  Billy Jack - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Billy Jack is the second, and highest grossing, in a series of motion pictures centered around a fictional character of the same name, played by Tom Laughlin.
Billy Jack is a Native American Green Beret veteran, hapkido master, and gunslinger.
Billy Jack hit on a potent formula with this message in 1971, and the film went on to become one of the highest grossing of its time, and remains among the top 100 when the list is adjusted for inflation.
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Billy Jack stepped into this morass of political, cultural and aesthetic confusion and planted a flag of almost ridiculous amateurism and multi-cultural pandering that future generations would recognize as laughably bad.
They've got BILLY JACK," the eponymous hero is a Vietnam vet, Native American half-breed, killing machine and the guardian angel of a non-traditional school on the outskirts of a desert town.
Even so, Billy Jack was responding to the very same cultural impulses giving flight to Gene Hackman's Popeye Doyle and the kinds of vigilante mentality playing just beneath the surface of the film showcasing his person.
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 Billy Jack
Billy Jack is a "warrior, a mystic, a martyr, capturing the heart and soul of a generation." Tom Laughlin plays Billy Jack, a "half-breed Native American and ex-Green Beret returning to live in solitude on an Arizona reservation." He gets involved with the Freedom School and the "idealistic woman" that is in charge of it.
Billy Jack finds her sleeping off her beating in the wilderness and takes her to the Freedom School-friendly doctor who fixes her up and everyone decides that it would be best if they hide her out at the Freedom School.
Billy gets his revenge on Martin and on Barbara's father who comes to take her away and Billy ends up holed up in a school where Jean shows up and sets him straight about love, hate, and that it's easy to die, but harder to live and keep trying.
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 Billy Jack
The song "One Tin Soldier" was written for the movie "Billy Jack," and I can't think of one without the other.
Billy Jack is a half-breed, half white and half Indian.
"Billy Jack" is a low-budget, independent film that I think is one of the best movies ever made.
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 Billy Jack
Billy fights racism, although he is a racist who preaches that Indians understand the world better, presumably because the Indians have a ritual where the person lets a rattlesnake bite him.
Except for Billy Jack's trademark hat, the most vividly remembered element of the movie, the one thing which has held up across the generations, is its title song, "One Tin Soldier".
Billy Jack is the ultimate resource to understand the counter culture because it is not a documentarian's objective point of view, nor is it the establishment's view of the enemy, nor is it a fiction writer's retrospective attempt to encapsulate the era.
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 EI > Video Risks > Billy Jack (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Billy is a half-breed, Green Beret Vietnam vet who returned to the reservation after the war and acts as the protector of the school and the reservation.
Billy is a violent man who seeks after a higher plane of existence through his devotion to his Native American spiritual beliefs.
Billy is a man who killed other human beings in Vietnam and in civilian life (see "Born Losers," the 1967 biker movie which introduced the character of Billy Jack) before the credits even rolled.
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 Billy Jack Haynes - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
was a professional wrestler better known as Billy Jack Haynes.
Billy Jack Haynes (born William Haynes, Jr.) started wrestling in 1982 after serving a prison term for armed robbery.
He started wrestling as Billy Jack in the Pacific Northwest (PNW) territory but had to change his name when Tom Laughlin (who starred in the movie Billy Jack) threatened to sue him.
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 Billy Jack reviewed by AllZone4DVD.net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Watch as Billy does a deadly dance with a rattlesnake as part of his initiation ceremony so that he might become brother to the snake.
Unfortunately Delores Taylor can't act in any meaningful sense of the word (the Billy Jack trilogy are her sum total of feature film work) but Laughlin emotes in a subdued, recessive way which is quite effective.
Billy Jack is presented in English Dolby 1.0.
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 Review for Billy Jack
You also have to understand that Billy Jack will be repeatedly referred to as an "Injun," usually with the adjective "damn" preceding.
Billy Jack avenges Martin's death and then holes up in an adobe fortress when the law arrives.
Jean starts explaining about Jesus talking to a medicine man at one point while Billy Jack is preparing to become a "brother to the snake." The latter involves taunting a very large rattlesnake until it bites the heck out of you.
www.badmovies.org /movies/billyjack   (1668 words)

 Billy Jack, Delores Taylor, Tom Laughlin - the Official Website.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Billy Jack’s Crusade will be a full-length feature film, in a breakthrough film format, weaving together the genres of cinema verite, reality film, documentary and computer graphics into a unique full-length feature film never seen before.
Billy Jack and Jean will be “Obewon Kenobis” passing down their wisdom and mantle to a younger Billy Jack and Jean, and today’s idealistic rebels struggling against all of the enormous pressures assaulting young people today.
An essence of Billy Jack was that it taught what a real man was, and how to become one, and what a real woman is and how to become one.
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 Billy Jack Is Ready to Fight the Good Fight Again - New York Times
Now the man who created and personified Billy Jack, Tom Laughlin - the writer, director, producer and actor - is determined to take on the establishment again, and his concerns are not so terribly different.
Laughlin defied the odds and made his mark on movie history with his homegrown tale "Billy Jack" and the sequel "The Trial of Billy Jack." The films unexpectedly connected with audiences during the social miasma of Vietnam and Watergate, but also had an impact on Hollywood marketing and distribution techniques.
A second sequel, "Billy Jack Goes to Washington," about corruption in the nuclear industry, was made in 1976 but never made it into theaters.
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 One tin soldier: 'Billy Jack' sequel is in the works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Now Tom Laughlin, the writer, director, producer and actor who created and personified Billy Jack, is determined to take on the establishment again, and his concerns are not much different.
Laughlin (and therefore Billy Jack) is angry about the war in Iraq and the influence of big business in politics.
Because exhibitors were reluctant to gamble on Billy Jack in 1971, Laughlin pioneered what's known as four-walling a theater: renting space from theater owners and collecting the box-office profits.
www.azcentral.com /arizonarepublic/ae/articles/0703billyjack0703.html   (1094 words)

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To curry favor with youth and minority voters, Billy is appointed to a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate.
However, while Billy is told to not makes waves, he discovers Washington D.C. is a hotbed of rampant corruption, and he makes it his mission to bring honesty and justice back to our government.
Billy Jack Goes To Washington never received a theatrical release outside of a few scattered preview screenings, though Laughlin himself recently released the film on home video.
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Jack put a big X on the four.
Billy and Jack gave their money to the man. * The man said, "You might carry the kitty in this fruit basket.
Billy told Tim that the goose was looking for bugs.
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 Billy Jack Wills - Free Music Downloads, Videos, CDs, MP3s, Bio, Merchandise and Links
Born February 26, 1926, in Memphis, Hall County, TX, Billy Jack was exposed at an early age to the music of his famous brother, as well as his father, champion fiddler John Wills.
The enormous age difference (20 years) between Billy Jack and Bob meant that the younger's musical interests were considerably more advanced.
Billy Jack struggled on without success until 1960, when he retired from music.
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 The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Plot Summary: After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film...
Trivia: Delores Taylor claims that the lyrics of "The Theme from 'The Trial of Billy Jack'" came to her in a dream.
Billy Jack: I have a lot of fear, but I have a lot more respect.
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 Discussion Community: Billy Jack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As I remember them, Billy Jack was a Green Beret who came back from Vietnam a changed man. He was a pacifist (expert in the martial arts and hand to hand combat) who, when pushed beyond the limits wreaked havoc among motorcycle gangs and other miscreants.
Billy Jack is a guy who lives outside of any social standards.
well, Billy was looking to learn how to be a pacivist, and he was getting quite a lecture, and there was some kind of "damn you" from the Delores Taylor ("Jean" I think) character to Billy Jack, (or was it from Billy to Jean?)...
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 The Trial of Billy Jack Review - Jabootu's Bad Movie Dimension
The character of Billy Jack is an authentic cultural artifact of the ‘70s.
Billy is forced by his nature to intercede in the gang’s various doings.
Billy ‘reassures’ her with a rather unhelpful "What’s gonna happen, is gonna happen" sort of deal.
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 Billy Jack
Actor/auteur Tom Laughlin created the character of Billy Jack in the otherwise undistinguished motorcycle flick Born Losers.
One would have thought that this intriguing but thinnish character couldn't carry a picture by himself, but Laughlin persisted, and thus the 1971 cash cow Billy Jack was born.
When one of her charges is cruelly coated with white flour, Billy Jack goes berserk.
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 :: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Billy Jack (xhtml)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
"Billy Jack" was not only the first film by Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor since "Born Losers" (1967), but in many respects the same film, with the same hero and the same theme.
Both films are about a character named Billy Jack (Laughlin), who is a returned Vietnam hero, half-Indian, a master of karate, who takes the law into his own hands because he believes that's the only way to obtain justice.
"Billy Jack" seems to be saying the same thing as "Born Losers," that a gun is better than a constitution in the enforcement of justice.
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 Billy Jack Gaither
Billy Jack Gaither, 39, was killed Feb. 19 by two men who claimed to have killed the man because of his sexual orientation.
The deaths of Billy Jack Gaither and Matthew Shepard underscore that Americans must understand that no level of government will tolerate these heinous acts.
While perhaps 300 people attended a Birmingham, Alabama vigil for Sylacausa gay-bashing murder victim Billy Jack Gaither on March 9, a smaller outdoor gathering was also held that chilly night at the University of Alabama at Huntsville.
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 Billy Jack (1971)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Trivia: The unusual kick that Billy Jack uses in the fight in the park is known in Hapkido Karate as an "Outside Crescent Kick", a technique in which the leg is raised and swung outward striking with the outside edge of the foot.
Goofs: Crew or equipment visible: Shadow of cameraman with camera visible on the back of a man's green shirt as Billy Jack surrenders himself to authorities near the end of movie.
Billy Jack epitomizes the senselessness of blind hatred and bigotry, and, it was one of the best "B" movies ever made.
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 *Warrior Billy Jack   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
*Billy Jack is a very nice 2002 stallion; a lovely true fl color with two white hind feet and a broad blaze.
Since our *Billy Jack comes from a Crow Indian Reservation in Montana, is a full-blooded Eli Bad Warrior stock (the Indian bred Curly Horses, see History), and has the same fl coloring as the outfit Laughlin wore in the film, we think his name fits him well.
*Billy Jack was bred by Donna Vickery of Crow Country Curly Horses.
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 Amazon.ca: Billy Jack: the Movie - DVD: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The story actually embraces that tension between Billy Jack's way of doing things and that of the school's founder (Delores Taylor), but their tension doesn't so much lead to an examination of principles as it leads to an excuse for Laughlin to incorporate fight scenes between hippie politics.
Crude and brutal, the film is pretty exploitative of a viewer's torn sympathies, and in that way Billy Jack actually anticipates much of the simple-minded, violent fare that followed in the movies of the '70s and '80s.
She is the good cop to his bad and spends a great deal of time doing one of two things: trying to talk Billy Jack out of collapsing your windpipe OR sneering with satisfaction once he actually does it.
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 University of Colorado Ethnic Studies professor and anti-American firebrand Ward Churchill and 70s Kung-fu expert and ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Billy Jack begins to wander around for the duration of the day until night falls and a television screen begins to show a Fox News report.
Billy Jack fights them off at first, but is soon overwhelmed and has to be rescued by 2 resistance fighters, named Naomi and Hitch.
Billy and Naomi soon hear a radio broadcast telling all survivors of the infection to head to a commune in Vermont.
www.proteinwisdom.com /index.php/weblog/entry/18566   (2232 words)

 Billy Jack, Delores Taylor, Tom Laughlin - the Official Website.
Use the Billy Jack website to rebut on a daily basis the massive PR campaign Bush, Cheney and Rice are launching to continue to decieve the American people into supporting the war -- and joining with all the other patriotic websites fighting to end the war and restore America to its Moral Purpose.
The most powerful weapon of all - A brand new Billy Jack film -- BILLY JACK'S CRUSADE to End the War and Restore America to its Moral Purpose by the only way possible - Impeaching Bush and Cheney.
A worldwide network of the new Billy Jack film premieres on the same day to give the biggest megaphone ever to those who want to end the war, bring true peace, freedom and democracy to Iraq, and stop the dismantling of our Constitution.
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 Billy Jack's Tattoos and Piercing Bristol Tennessee
The legendary Billy Jack started with an apprenticeship at RC's Tattooing in Statesville NC nearly 18 years ago.
He has had 17 years of experience in the tattoo business and has been running Billy Jack's Tattoos and Piercings for 10 years.
Billy Jack has been featured in several top tattoo magazines such as Tabu, Flash and Savage...
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Trial was the first film to be released in 1,200 theaters on the same day, the first to use national TV advertising, the first to show Hollywood a better way to release their films.
Billy Jack Goes To Washington: (1977, 114 min.) Even though it was made during our nation's bicentennial, it's as if the story was ripped from today's headlines.
Like Billy Jack, this film has survived the powers fighting to destroy it and is finally being released to expose the truth and win America back!
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 frontline: assault on gay america: the life and death of billy jack gaither
On February 19, 1999, Billy Jack Gaither, a thirty-nine-year-old gay man who worked at the Russell Athletics apparel company near Sylacauga, Alabama, was brutally beaten to death.
Of Billy Jack's four brothers, Ricky was the only one to go on camera with FRONTLINE to talk about growing up as a man in the Gaither family.
One of Billy Jack's two sisters, Kathy Gaither may have been closer to Billy than anyone because of the bond they shared as gay members of the family.
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