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The trend-setting smash hit that broke box office records and had audiences cheering! A half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret, Billy Jack is drawn more and more toward his Indian side. He hates violence but can't get away from it in the white man's world. Pitting the students of the peace-loving free-arts school in the desert against the oppressive bad guys in a nearby town, this action-packed film remains a landmark focusing on the most emotional themes of the time: anti-establishment, two-sided justice, and racial segregation and prejudice.
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So to past the time waiting for Russia to nuke us, we watched movies at drive ins. I must admit Billy Jack was pretty much a true story of the time. Tom Laughlin pretty much the producer, director, star, special effects expert .
This was a story of the oppression of Native Americans, brought on by the right wing establishment in the early 70's. The Freedom School, run by a pacifist, tries to bridge the gap between the tribe and local business owners. The school does have a guardian angel, Billy Jack. Part Indian, War Hero, he is the equalizer who watches and protects his Tribe.
The towns people don't like being punked by a Half Breed, they have their own rule of law.. Billy is seeking guidance from a higher source, and also seeking enlightenment from the school's founder, who shows what it really means to be a Pacifist
This all boils down to a confrontation with the one of the elite owners sons, who is pure loser., gets permanently retired, when Billy finds out he raped the pacifist. Of course the town is outraged and federal marshals show up at the school with a warrant for Billy.. Of course there is a standoff, with Billy getting national news coverage and a way to help the school.
Good Movie, It showed a lot of class for a low budget movie; Great fight scenes. Love the scene where Billy puts Posner on the ground with a kick i didn't think possible.
I grew up during this era, I could feel the oppression and bigotry, the hopelessness and corruption of the government when it comes to equality.
Once the movie left the theater in my small town, I didn't see it again. In fact, I specifically resisted getting the DVD and watching it, because so many of the movies I loved as a kid haven't held up, and I didn't want to ruin my feelings about this one.
Then someone posted a YouTube video of One Tin Soldier, and watching it made me want to see the movie again, finally, after 45 years. I needn't have worried. Billy Jack is just as wonderful now as it was then. From my perspective now as an upper middle-aged woman, the ideals of peace, love, tolerance, and respect for the earth are just as timely and even more meaningful today then they were back in the 70's.
My husband had never seen the movie before, and he watched it with me. I was afraid he would think it was hokey and wouldn't understand how it meant so much to me. Again, I needn't have worried. It's ideals resonated with him just as much as they did with me, the teen-aged me and the middle-aged me.
So welcome back into my life, Billy Jack. I think the world needs you now more than ever.
It's a portrayal of the reluctant hero, Billy Jack, who challenges the authorities and citizens of a town in an effort to protect his love interest, Jean, and the youth who reside at the Freedom School, a sort of open-alternative-school, by a reservation. It's rough, action-packed, thought-provoking, and eye-opening, even today.