- Status: Completed
- Score: 6.3/10
- Director: Tom Laughlin
- Country: USA
- Year: 1971
- Duration: 114 min
- Genres: Action,Drama,Western,
Ex-Green Beret hapkido expert saves wild horses from being slaughtered for dog food and helps protect a desert “freedom school” for runaway.
Billy Jack is a half-Indian/half-white ex-Green Beret who is being 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 good guys, the students of the peace-loving free-arts school in the desert vs. the Democratic bad guys in the near-by town, the movie plays definitive late-60s themes/messages: anti-establishment, make love not war, the senseless slaughter of God’s creatures, the rape of society (figuratively and literally), two-sided justice, racial segregation and prejudices.
Tom Laughlin, Clark Howat, Julie Webb, Teresa Kelly, Stan Rice, John McClure, Susan Sosa, Gwen Smith, Delores Taylor, Victor Izay, Debbie Schock, Lynn Baker, David Roya, Susan Foster, Katy Moffatt,