The Resource The Trial of Billy Jack, a Taylor-Laughlin Distribution Co. presentation ; Directed by Frank Laughlin ; written by Frank and Teresa Christina ; producer, Joe Cramer, (videorecording)

The Trial of Billy Jack, a Taylor-Laughlin Distribution Co. presentation ; Directed by Frank Laughlin ; written by Frank and Teresa Christina ; producer, Joe Cramer, (videorecording)

Label
The Trial of Billy Jack
Title
The Trial of Billy Jack
Statement of responsibility
a Taylor-Laughlin Distribution Co. presentation ; Directed by Frank Laughlin ; written by Frank and Teresa Christina ; producer, Joe Cramer
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Billy Jack (Laughlin), the mixed-race Native American, ex-Green Beret, and Vietnam vet, is put on trial for two killings he committed in self-defense while protecting the Freedom School from small-town Arizona bigots. He is convicted and sent to prison, but the Freedom School thrives under Jean Roberts (Taylor). When Billy Jack is paroled for good behavior, he returns home to explore his tribal spiritual heritage. Meanwhile the Freedom School's television station has broadcast exposés of America's sociopolitical ills which have annoyed local officials. National Guard troops occupy the school's campus, but the students resist. Billy Jack agrees to surrender to the Guard if they withdraw, but the Guard opens fire, killing many students and wounding Billy and Jean. The Guard is finally forced to withdraw from the reservation by the terms of an 1880 treaty, and Billy and Jean vow to rebuild the Freedom School
Cataloging source
CaNSH
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: PG
PerformerNote
Delores Taylor and Tom Laughlin with Victor Izay, Teresa Laughlin, Bong Soo Han and special guest star William Wellman Jr
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1939-
  • 1931-2013
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Taylor, Delores
  • Laughlin, Tom
  • Taylor-Laughlin Distribution Company
  • Billy Jack Enterprises
  • Ventura Distribution, Inc
  • Image Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
173
Series statement
[Billy Jack 35th anniversary ultimate collection]
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Billy Jack (Fictitious character)
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Vision quests
  • Indian veterans
  • Indians of North America
  • Vigilantes
  • Free schools
  • Racially mixed people
  • Problem youth
  • Feature films
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The Trial of Billy Jack, a Taylor-Laughlin Distribution Co. presentation ; Directed by Frank Laughlin ; written by Frank and Teresa Christina ; producer, Joe Cramer, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 173 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00094845
  • XXX
System details
DVD ; full screen presentation ; Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Trial of Billy Jack, a Taylor-Laughlin Distribution Co. presentation ; Directed by Frank Laughlin ; written by Frank and Teresa Christina ; producer, Joe Cramer, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1974
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 173 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., col.
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • lbu00094845
  • XXX
System details
DVD ; full screen presentation ; Dolby digital
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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