THE TRIAL OF BILLY JACK
Directed by FRANK LAUGHLIN Screenplay by FRANK and TERESA CHRISTINA
The names, in a rather coy switch, have been changed to protect the guilty. The credited screenwriters for The Trial of Billy Jack are pseudonyms for the stars, Tom Laughlin and Delores Taylor. The director of record is their son, fronting for his father.
A quick bit of history: Billy Jack (Laughlin), a Viet Nam veteran and ace of the martial arts, is part Indian, part ambulatory social conscience. He first showed up in Born Losers (1967), a B...