The story was based on a real incident from 1964 where members of the were arrested for raping two teenage girls in ,. The irony here is that, unknown to Billy, the motorist is the one who starts the fight by inexplicably insulting one of the bikers. At the police station, Billy is unable to get help from the police or the local residents and must return to the gang's lair to rescue Vicky by himself. The film introduced as the half- veteran. Tessier, a military vet and stunt man, was also the stunt adviser for the film. The bikers' lair in Seal Beach was once owned by star as a hideaway from Hollywood.
He is later found, nearly dead, lying by the shore of a lake. At this point the police arrive and arrest Billy for using a rifle to stop the fight. Among the acts of terror that the motorcycle gang inflicts on the small town is the vicious rape of four young women. As the gang attempts to threaten the women into not testifying at the indictment hearing, one of the women, Vicki, comes under the protection of Billy Jack, who has also had several altercations with the gang. The horrified bystanders including Laughlin's wife, Delores Taylor, and their two children in cameo roles are too afraid to help or be involved in any way.
Vietnam veteran Billy Jack Tom Laughlin has had enough, however, and takes on the depraved bikers single-handedly. As the police finally arrive, Billy abruptly rides away on one of the gang's motorcycles. Among the gang's crimes is the rape of four young women. . A malicious motorcycle gang harasses the residents of a small California town, intimidating most residents to not report them to the police. As the gang attempts to threaten the women into not testifying at the indictment hearing, one of the women, Vicki, comes under the protection of Billy Jack, who has also had several altercations with the gang. Particular credit goes to veteran actor Jeremy Slate as the complicated, arrogant gang leader, and again to Laughlin, for writing the part.
The nattering nabobs can kavetch about bad acting until their faces turn blue---Billy Jack is what he is, and Laughlin plays him to perfection. Following Laughlin's lawsuit, the advertising for the re-release of Born Losers was changed. His troubles begin when he descends from this unspoiled setting and drives into a small beach town named Big Rock. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Crime drama Production Co: American International Productions, Fanfare Films Keywords: , , , , ,. He is placed on a stretcher and is flown to the hospital in a helicopter as Vicky and the sheriff give him a salute. After Billy Jack stops the gang members from beating the motorist, the gang decides to wreak more havoc on the small town, and they target Billy Jack as an enemy.
The police throw Billy in jail and the judge fines him heavily for discharging a rifle in public. He rescues young Vicky Barrington Elizabeth James from their clutches, but then has to contend with not only the thugs, but also the ineffectual and racist local lawmen, who have it out for the half-Native American Billy. This is one of the best of its kind. Fans of motorcycles will appreciate this film's frequent close-up shots of Harley-Davidson and Triumph motorcycles. Made on a shoestring budget the tight storyline allows for few frills but plenty of classic hero and villain tension.
Co-scriptwriter Elizabeth James plays Vicky Barrington, a bikini-clad damsel-in-distress who is twice abducted and abused by the gang. The second time, she and Billy are kidnapped together. He is treated with suspicion and hostility by the police. The film was commercially successful, and resulted in Laughlin being able to raise the funds to make its sequel,. Billy Jack jumps into the fray and rescues the man by himself. Foster would go on to play a larger supporting role in Billy Jack.
One of these young women, who is named Vicky, is befriended by Billy Jack, and they both become victims of violent acts by the gang. The film has a running time of approximately 115 minutes. They may be monsters, but they have reasons for the way they behave and this makes them more human. Plenty of action takes place in The Born Losers. At one point, Vicky and Billy Jack are kidnapped by the motorcycle gang, and Billy Jack is violently assaulted. Meanwhile, the marauding bikers terrorize the town, rape four teenage girls plays the mother of one of the girls , and threaten anyone slated to testify against them. The gang escalates their pressure on both Vicki and Billy Jack to keep her out of the courtroom.
Written by Loner Billy Jack Tom Laughlin , just returned from Viet Nam, pits himself against a vicious motorcycle gang who are terrorizing a California town, protecting a rape victim and standing alone when even the police are reluctant to act. There are fist fights and gang brawls as well as many shots of the gang riding their motorcycles. Since 1954 Laughlin had been trying to produce his Billy Jack script about discrimination toward. Among the gang's crimes is the rape of four young women. He rescues young Vicky Barrington Elizabeth James from their clutches, but then has to contend with not only the thugs, but also the ineffectual and racist local lawmen, who have it out for the half-Native American Billy.