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Release Date:
12 July 1967 (USA) See more »
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CORNERED! A HOT SUMMER NIGHT...A PACK OF STRAY 'CHOPPER JOCKEYS'... See more »
Plot:
Billy Jack battles outlaw motorcycle gang in a small California beach town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Another Fragrant Billy Jack Movie See more (55 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Laughlin ... Billy Jack
Elizabeth James ... Vicky Barrington

Jeremy Slate ... Daniel 'Danny' Carmody

William Wellman Jr. ... Child

Jack Starrett ... Deputy Fred
Paul Bruce ... District Attorney George Davis
Robert Cleaves ... Mr. Crawford
Paul Prokop ... Speechless

Robert Tessier ... Cueball (as Robert W. Tessier)

Jeff Cooper ... Gangrene
Stuart Lancaster ... Sheriff Harvey (as Stewart Lancaster)
Anne Bellamy ... Mrs. Prang
Gordon Hoban ... Jerry Carmody
Susan Foster ... Linda Prang
Janice Miller ... Jodell Shorn
Julie Cahn ... LuAnn Crawford (as Julie Cohn)

Jane Russell ... Mrs. Shorn
Ruth Warshawsky ... Nurse
Bill Carey
Paul Napier
Art Eisner
Michael Ivey
Edwin Cook ... Crabs
Timothy Hall
Robert Coutu
Susan Baumann
Susan Winfield
Robin Corum
Tom Middleton
Wayne Cappasso
James Smith
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Apollo ... Dr. (uncredited)

Ron Holmstrom ... Surfer Kid on Sidewalk (uncredited)
Clegg Hoyt ... Mr. Carmody (uncredited)

Randee Lynne Jensen ... Extra (uncredited)
Teresa Kelly ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Mike LeSage ... Pedistrian (uncredited)

Delores Taylor ... Pedestrian with Children / Opening Off Screen Narrator (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Laughlin  (as T.C. Frank)
 
Writing credits
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Elizabeth James  (as James Lloyd)

Produced by
Tom Laughlin .... producer (as Donald Henderson)
Jay Loughrin .... associate producer
Delores Taylor .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Mike Curb 
Davie Allan (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gregory Sandor (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Winfield 
 
Production Design by
Richard Beck-Meyer 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Lane .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
Paul Lewis .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jonathan Hayes .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Ezzes .... property master
 
Sound Department
Le Roy Robbins .... sound
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Gary Kent .... special effects: AIP (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Tex Hall .... stunts (uncredited)
Walter Robles .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert Tessier .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Pecchi .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Katharine Free .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Mike Curb .... conductor
Al Simms .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... presenter
Barbara Bouyet .... production assistant
Alan Chase .... production coordinator
Joyce King .... script supervisor
James H. Nicholson .... presenter
T.J. Healy II .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Also Known As:
"Nacidos para perder" - Colombia (imdb display title), Mexico (imdb display title)
"Рожденные неприкаянными" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Biker kennen keine Gnade" - Germany (DVD box title)
"Born Losers - pedal-ridderne" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Engel der Hölle" - West Germany
"Gennimenoi katharmata" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Halálfejesek" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Le crédo de la violence" - France
"Nascidos para Perder" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Oi tyhodioktes" - Greece (video title)
"Stracency" - Poland
"Violence" - Italy
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Runtime:
113 min
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Certification:
Australia:SOA (original rating) | Australia:R (re-rating) (1974) | Hungary:16 | Iceland:16 | Italy:VM18 | New Zealand:(Banned) | New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) | Sweden:(Banned) | UK:18 (video rating) | USA:PG | West Germany:18

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AIP's biggest money-maker until The Amityville Horror (1979).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the scene where sheriff, DA, et al. are sitting in the living room (not too far from the end of the film), the telescope in the background changes angle over and over.See more »
Quotes:
Child:You're not wearing a watch. How will you know how long it will be?
Billy Jack:You better hope I'm a good guesser!
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14 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Another Fragrant Billy Jack Movie, 21 October 2011
Author: steve-974-698135 from Bumponna Log, Texas

If you like Billy Jack, this is for you. Over 2 hours of a leading actress that can't act, a leading man who stands still without expression, and an inane group of men who are supposed to be dangerous because they are slightly bizarre. Sprinkle in ten minutes of Billy kicking big donkey, and you have the formula.

Tom Laughlin knew a winner when he saw one and would use the main elements of this film in all of his future Billy Jack movies. In later films, his real-life wife would take over the role of the leading actress that can't act.

This is a very low-budget movie. Future Billy Jack against the world movies had a couple more bucks. But true to form, as in all Billy Jack movies, there is no competent acting anywhere.

Personally, none of this stuff turns me off of Billy Jack movies. In one movie, I see it for the gas station scene. In another, I want to see Billy put his right foot up against the guy's left ear. In a third, I want to see him shoot it out.

For an anti-war pinko, Laughlin sure knows how to create some nice fight scenes. If the man would have moved a few more times per pic, he would have been a major star. But his style is to stand around for most of the movie with a deadpan expression, and then finally kick some butt.

The Billy Jack movies are a lot like chitlins, limburger cheese, or kim chee. If you like that stuff, you don't mind the smell.

This one stinks to high heaven.

But it's a Billy Jack stink.

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