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Billy Jack (1971)

Billy Jack is a half-Indian Vietnam war veteran. Damaged by the war he now spends his time roaming the Arizona desert.

Circumstances lead to him helping the local Freedom School, a progressive multi-racial school which is suffering antagonism from local citizens.

Directing himself (under the name of TC Frank), Tom Laughlin also starred in what was very much a family affair (co-star and co-scriptwriter Delores Taylor was Laughlin’s wife).

Billy Jack achieved a surprisingly good return at the box office in spite of its humble origins and its perverted approach of preaching peace through violence.

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Billy Jack
Tom Laughlin
Jean Roberts
Delores Taylor
Sheriff Cole
Clark Howat
Stuart Posner
Bert Freed
Barbara
Julie Webb
Bernard
David Roya
Deputy Sheriff Mike
Kenneth Tobey
Kit
Debbie Schock
Martin
Stan Rice
Carol
Teresa Kelly
Maria
Katy Moffatt
Cindy
Susan Foster
Sarah
Lynn Baker
Sunshine
Susan Sosa
Angela
Gwen Smith
Dinosaur
John McClure
Miss Eyelashes
Cissie Colpitts
OK Corrales
Alan Myerson

Director
TC Frank (Tom Laughlin)