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The Legend of Billie Jean (1985)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama | 19 July 1985 (USA)
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A Texas teenager cuts her hair short and becomes an outlaw martyr with her brother and friends.

Director:

Matthew Robbins
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Slater ... Billie Jean
Keith Gordon ... Lloyd
Christian Slater ... Binx
Richard Bradford ... Pyatt
Peter Coyote ... Ringwald
Martha Gehman ... Ophelia
Yeardley Smith ... Putter
Dean Stockwell ... Muldaur
Barry Tubb ... Hubie
Mona Lee Fultz ... Donna Davy
Bobby Jones Bobby Jones ... Kenny
John M. Jackson ... Kenny's Father
Rodney Rincon Rodney Rincon ... Police Sergeant
Caroline Williams ... Woman in Pickup
Rudy Young Rudy Young ... Man in Pickup
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Storyline

Average Texas teen, Billie Jean Davy, is caught up in an odd fight for justice. She is usually followed and harrased around by local boys, who, one day, decide to trash her brother's scooter for fun. The boys' father refuses to pay them back the price of the scooter. The fight for "fair is fair" takes the teens around the state and produces an unlikely hero. Written by Jennifer Valley

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When you're seventeen, people think they can do anything to you. Billie Jean is about to prove them wrong. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Cameo: Caroline Williams as the woman in the pickup truck with the driver who chases and shoots at Billie Jean and her friends. See more »

Goofs

Ringwald's hand reaches into the frame toward the little boy, who is handing over the paper sack that contains a VHS tape from Billie Jean. But Ringwald is still standing by the window, snacking. See more »

Quotes

Muldaur: What about this gun they pulled on you, all fun and games?
Ringwald: I've been thinking about that, I'm not sure that gun's even real. The toy store reported a few things missing, they left IOUs.
Muldaur: These kids got the drop on you with a toy gun?
Ringwald: [smiling] Yes sir I believe they did.
Muldaur: I would've loved to have seen that.
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Connections

Referenced in You Will Believe: The Cinematic Saga of Superman (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Invincible (Theme from The Legend of Billie Jean)
Music and Lyrics by Holly Knight and Simon Climie
Performed by Pat Benatar
Produced by Mike Chapman
Courtesy of Chrysalis Records
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Can't stop watching it
10 May 1999 | by 7of9See all my reviews

I have seen this movie so many times it's ridiculous. I have never rented it, but I know all of the lines because it comes on so often. I forced my husband to watch it with me once, and now he has to watch it whenever it comes on. After seeing this movie once it becomes strangely addictive. It's not even that good. It's actually very cheesy, especially when the movie compares Billie Jean to Joan of Arc. But it's a perfect example of a great 80's movie. The music is good and very catchy. Plus, it features a young Christian Slater. And remember, "fair is fair!!"


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fair Is Fair See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,466,884, 21 July 1985

Gross USA:

$3,099,497

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,099,497
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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