Billy Jack (1971)

Billy Jack
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Keywords martial arts, melodrama, race relations, small town, Vietnam War, vigilante
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Tom Laughlin Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Delores Taylor Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Tom Laughlin Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tom Laughlin Director n/a 2 2000001
Gwen Smith Actor Angela 1 1000017
John McClure Actor Dinosaur 1 1000018
Michael J Dmytryk Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Joseph E Rickards Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
Marion Rothman Editor n/a 172 7000002
Mundell Lowe Music n/a 120781 8000001
Larry Heath Editor n/a 172 7000001
John M Stephens Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000002
Fred J Koenekamp Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
David Roya Actor Bernard 1 1000016
Susan Sosan Actor Sunshine 1 1000015
Kenneth Tobey Actor Deputy 1 1000006
Victor Izay Actor Doctor 1 1000007
Julie Webb Actor Barbara 1 1000005
Bert Freed Actor Posner 1 1000004
Delores Taylor Actor Jean Roberts 1 1000002
Clark Howat Actor Sheriff Cole 1 1000003
Debbie Schock Actor Kit 1 1000008
Stan Rice Actor Martin 1 1000009
Paul Bruce Actor Councilman 1 1000013
Lynn Baker Actor Sarah 1 1000014
Susan Foster Actor Cindy 1 1000012
Katy Moffatt Actor Maria 1 1000011
Teresa Kelly Actor Carol 1 1000010
Tom Laughlin Actor Billy Jack 1 1000001
Billy Jack is a half-Cherokee, Vietnam veteran and martial arts expert who has been traveling through the American Southwest. He comes to a small town where the progressive school run by Jean Roberts has a student body made up of different races. The students are taught to practice non-violence and to react passively when the bigoted white people in town humiliate and abuse them. Jean has also worked with Billy Jack to help him control his temper, but when he witnesses some of the youngsters being coated with flour to make them look "white" he goes berserk, setting off a chain of violence which eventually results in a murder charge against him.