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The Trial of Billy Jack (1974)

After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Laughlin (as Frank Laughlin)

Writers:

Tom Laughlin (screenplay) (as Frank Christina), Delores Taylor (screenplay) (as Teresa Christina)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Laughlin ... Billy Jack
Delores Taylor ... Jean Roberts
Victor Izay ... Doc
Teresa Kelly Teresa Kelly ... Carol (as Teresa Laughlin)
Sara Lane ... Russell (as Russell Lane)
Sara Lane Sara Lane ... Russell
Geo Anne Sosa Geo Anne Sosa ... Joanne
Lynn Baker Lynn Baker ... Lynn
Riley Hill ... Posner
Sparky Watt ... Sheriff Cole
Gus Greymountain Gus Greymountain ... Blue Elk
Sacheen Littlefeather ... Patsy Littlejohn
Michael Bolland Michael Bolland ... Danny
Jack Stanley Jack Stanley ... Grandfather
Bong Soo Han Bong Soo Han ... Master Han
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Storyline

After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized by everything ranging from "yoga sports" to muckracking journalism. The diverse student population airs scathing political exposes on their privately owned television station. The narrow-minded townspeople have different ideas about their brand of liberalism. Billy Jack is released and things heat up for the school. Students are threatened and abused and the Native Americans in the neighboring village are taunted and mistreated. After Billy Jack undergoes a vision quest, the governor and the police plot to permanently put an end to their liberal shenanigans, leaving it up to Billy Jack to save the day. Written by thustlebird

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It takes up where Billy Jack left off


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I diki tou Billy Jack See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$89,000,000
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Mono | 4-Track Stereo

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Made as a direct response to the 1970 Kent State massacre, when National Guardsmen fired on a crowd of protesting students, killing four of them. See more »

Goofs

When The National Guard And Police Went To The Reservation To Arrest Billy Jack. The Police Officer Stated They Were There By Orders Of The Arizona Governor. The Governor Of Arizona Does Not Have The Authority To Order The National Guard Or Police Services Onto A Reservation. That Can Come Only From The Justice Department In Washington D.C. And Then Only Federal Agents May Enter The Reservation To Make An Arrest. See more »

Quotes

Prosecuting attorney: Do you expect us to believe that you have absolutely no fear of the death penalty.
Billy Jack: I have a lot of fear, but I have a lot more respect. Long ago, I learned that he's my constant companion. He eats with me, he walks we me, he even sleeps with me.
Prosecuting attorney: I'm sorry, I must have missed something back there. Who is this faithful companion of yours?
Billy Jack: Death.
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Prior to the opening credits being shown, statistics about American campus shootings are displayed onscreen set to shots of the canyons of the Southwest. See more »

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Referenced in Johnny Firecloud (1975) See more »

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three freakin' hours
15 November 2018 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Following the events of the previous movie, Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin) stands trial and is sentenced by the corrupt system to prison. The kids from the Freedom School decide to fight the system themselves.

The movie makes a big early mistake. After Billy Jack gets sentenced, the movie needs to follow him into prison. Instead, his prison time is skipped over and the movie follows a bunch of no name kids with his wife. His wife is charismatically challenge, not to say that he's some great actor either. After he's released, the movie follows our hero once again. This is part personal vanity project and part sincere hippie idealism. It could be indie camp if only it's not three freakin' hours long. It's so long and so slow. It's obvious that Laughlin is throwing everything into the cooking pot. This is the result of an unencumbered artist who has more confidence than skills.


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