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.
Deputy Sheriff Mike
TC Frank (Tom Laughlin)