The Legend of Billie Jean

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  • PG-13
  • 1985
  • 1 hr 36 min
  • 6.6  (11,225)
  • 45

The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 drama-action movie directed by Matthew Robbins and starring Helen Slater, Christian Slater, and Keith Gordon. The movie centers around a teenage girl named Billie Jean, played by Helen Slater. Billie Jean and her brother Binx, played by Christian Slater, are living in poverty in a small town in Texas. They are constantly harassed by a gang of boys led by Hubie Pyatt, played by Barry Tubb.

One day, when Billie Jean's brother is beaten up and his motorbike is vandalized by Hubie and his friends, Billie Jean decides to seek justice. She and Binx go to the police to file a report, but the corrupt police officer refuses to help them. In a moment of frustration, Billie Jean takes the officer's gun and flees with Binx. They become fugitives, and their story soon attracts the attention of the media.

As they run from the police, Billie Jean becomes a symbol of a youth rebellion against authority, with her famous rallying cry of "Fair is fair!" becoming an anthem for teenagers everywhere. She becomes a hero to other young people who feel oppressed by society and are looking for a leader to stand up for their rights.

Along the way, Billie Jean meets Lloyd, played by Keith Gordon, a young man who has a crush on her and joins their cause. Also, Billie Jean encounters a disabled boy named Putter, who idolizes her and follows her wherever she goes.

The movie highlights the power of youth movements in society, showing how teenagers can come together to fight for their right to be heard. It also explores how the media can shape public opinion and how it can be used to effect change in society.

The performances of the cast are stellar, with Helen Slater's portrayal of Billie Jean capturing the essence of a teenage girl fighting against an unjust system. Christian Slater delivers a solid performance as her brother, who initially just wants to avoid trouble but ultimately joins his sister's cause. Keith Gordon also turns in a great performance as Lloyd, the nerdy but determined young man who falls for Billie Jean.

The movie is filled with action and suspense, as Billie Jean and her friends try to evade the police and stay one step ahead of Hubie and his gang. There are also moments of humor and romance, making it a well-rounded movie that keeps viewers engaged from start to finish.

Overall, The Legend of Billie Jean is a classic 1980s movie that still holds up today. It is a story about fighting for justice and the power of youth movements. The movie's iconic catchphrase and fist-pumping finale have become a part of pop culture history. It is a must-watch for anyone who loves a good coming-of-age story or an action-packed drama.

The Legend of Billie Jean is a 1985 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 36 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.6 and a MetaScore of 45.

The Legend of Billie Jean
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    6.6  (11,225)
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