About the film
The Trial of Billy Jack
Release Date: November 13, 1974
|Genres||:||Action, Drama, Music, Thriller|
|Production Companies||:||Taylor-Laughlin Productions|
|Producers||:||Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor, Joe L. Cramer, Beverly Walker, Lee Schaff Guardino|
|Writers||:||Tom Laughlin, Delores Taylor|
After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the "involuntary manslaughter" of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized by everything ranging from "yoga sports" to muckracking journalism. The diverse student population airs scathing political exposes on their privately owned television station. The narrow-minded townspeople have different ideas about their brand of liberalism. Billy Jack is released and things heat up for the school. Students are threatened and abused and the Native Americans in the neighboring village are taunted and mistreated. After Billy Jack undergoes a vision quest, the governor and the police plot to permanently put an end to their liberal shenanigans, leaving it up to Billy Jack to save the day.