The Trial of Billy Jack

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  • PG
  • 1974
  • 2 hr 50 min
  • 4.6  (1,349)

The Trial of Billy Jack is a 1974 action drama, about a half-breed Vietnam War veteran Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin), who goes on trial for the events that took place in the previous film. The film was written and directed by Tom Loughlin. The movie is narrated by Jean through a series of flashbacks. Jean is hospitalized due to injuries suffered from a mass shooting that took place at the school. After Billy Jack is found guilty, he is sentenced to prison. While incarcerated, the Freedom School, run by Jean Roberts (Delores Taylor), raises money, which helps the school create a television studio and newspaper. The students' investigative reporting doesn't go over well with the townspeople or politicians. After Billy Jack is released, he comes back to the town and tries to reconnect with the people he left behind. A radical group on the reservation is opposing the federal government giving away their tribal lands to developers. The school, which now has power with its own press, begins to expose political corruption. The school also challenges a ruling that allows a boy to go back to his father, who cut off his hand. The federal government steps in and wiretaps the school. Tensions between the school and the local government continue to rise, and the governor calls in the National Guard. Students at the school begin to hold protests due to unfair treatment, and freedom of speech violations, when a mysterious explosion shuts down their television station. More violence erupts, Billy Jack comes to the aide of the school because of student beatings and harassment. The National Guard arrives at the school on the governors order and opens fires on the students, killing 4 and injuring scores more, including Jean and Billy Jack.

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The Trial of Billy Jack is a 1974 action drama, about a half-breed Vietnam War veteran Billy Jack (Tom Laughlin), who goes on trial for the events that took place in the previous film. The film was written and directed by Tom Loughlin. The movie is narrated by Jean through a series of flashbacks. Jean is hospitalized due to injuries suffered from a mass shooting that took place at the school. After Billy Jack is found guilty, he is sentenced to prison. While incarcerated, the Freedom School, run by Jean Roberts (Delores Taylor), raises money, which helps the school create a television studio and newspaper. The students' investigative reporting doesn't go over well with the townspeople or politicians.

After Billy Jack is released, he comes back to the town and tries to reconnect with the people he left behind. A radical group on the reservation is opposing the federal government giving away their tribal lands to developers. The school, which now has power with its own press, begins to expose political corruption. The school also challenges a ruling that allows a boy to go back to his father, who cut off his hand. The federal government steps in and wiretaps the school. Tensions between the school and the local government continue to rise, and the governor calls in the National Guard.

Students at the school begin to hold protests due to unfair treatment, and freedom of speech violations, when a mysterious explosion shuts down their television station. More violence erupts, Billy Jack comes to the aide of the school because of student beatings and harassment. The National Guard arrives at the school on the governors order and opens fires on the students, killing 4 and injuring scores more, including Jean and Billy Jack.

  • Release Date
    1974
  • MPAA Rating
    PG
  • Runtime
    2 hr 50 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    4.6  (1,349)