The movie, directed, written and starring Tom Laughlin, as the half-Indian, Green Beret titular character, had a long journey on its way to the screen. Laughlin had begun filming it in on a shoestring budget — with his wife and collaborator, Delores Taylor, as co-star. After it passed hands though a series of distributors, it was finally released by Warner Bros.
Its lyrics included the verse: Go ahead and hate your neighbor, Go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name of heaven, You can justify it in the end.
In , Laughlin re-released Billy Jack to theaters. Related: Top radio hits of Coven became known for their occult lyrics and sinister images. Laughlin suffered an injury while in production and filming was suspended. It was never completed. In his varied life story, he played college football, founded a Montessori preschool with his wife, ran for President multiple times, and wrote several books on Jungian psychology. He died Dec. She was very good. Billy Jack was a classic, and with so many other remake movies that have been done.
Billy Jack definitely should be on a remake radar, and updated with a theme based on the current racial injustice, and police brutality that is so prevalent today. A great actor that would be most convincing to play Billy Jack, would be Mark Wahlberg! With his great acting ability, and similar features of The late great Tom Laughlin, it sure would be a number one blockbuster!
You must be high…Walberg is a punk…Laughlin actually had a brain, authentic physical prowess, and a genuine likability…plus in the movie Billy Jack none of his moves were faked..
A remake with Wahlberg would be awesome. But there are many Native actors out there that would also be great playing Billy. Why not use one of them? Your data will be safe! Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Share This:. Tom Laughlin in Billy Jack.
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