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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.

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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The music video that Putter and Ophelia watch on TV is Wendy O. Williams' "It's My Life". See more »

Goofs

The GI Joe walkie-talkies' range would not have been able to reach from inside the middle of mall all the way out to the outside parking garage. See more »

Quotes

Muldaur: [teenagers are filling the beach waiting for Billie Jean] Should have cordoned off the beach.
Ringwald: They would've come in on surfboards.
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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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This movie rocks!
31 May 2002 | by sweetie_grl_23See all my reviews

I love this movie the very first time I watched this movie I was 12 years old (almost 12 years ago-sh*t I'm getting old) But any way If you haven't seen this movie please rent it, trust me. My best memories of this movie, every time me and my best friend had a slumber party we would beg my mom to rent it for us, we picked our men out of this movie she liked Christian Slater and I picked Keith Gordon


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