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Billy Jack takes on the feds and beats the hell out of a lot of people to prove that the world can live in peace. Awful, pretentious film.

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Available on Running time 175 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Top Grossing Films of 1974, Anti-Heroes, Woofs!
Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor
Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Victor Izay, Teresa Laughlin, William Wellman, Russell Lane, Michelle Wilson, Geo Ann Sosa, George Aguilar, Sacheen Little Feather
Jack Marta
Frank Laughlin, Tom Laughlin
Elmer Bernstein
Taylor Hackford

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The Trial of Billy Jack
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Billy Jack was half Indian/half white who was always being drawn back to his Indian heritage. He doesn't like violence but keeps encountering it in the white man's world. This movie helped raise awareness against discrimination of Indians. In one scene, some Indian children go for ice cream after school and are refused service and are then picked on by white gang members. This movie attracted a young audience because the message was to make peace - not war during the 1960's civil rights movement. There are also a lot of martial art scenes and anti-authority messages. Billy Jack is eventually killed by a police snipper and many young people were outraged. This 1974 movie is excellent and portrays the fact that we shouldn't discriminate.