The Legend of Billie Jean [Fair Is Fair Edition] [DVD] [1985]

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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (30 out of 30)

Special Features


  • Commentary track with stars Helen Slater & Yeardley Smith

Synopsis


The Legend of Billie Jean
With their father dead and their mother busy trying to land a steady beau, pretty teen Billy Jean Davy (Helen Slater) and her younger brother, Binx (Christian Slater), spend their time riding Binx's moped and dreaming of life in Vermont -- several climate zones away from the humid, omnipresent heat of their Texas town. One day, on their way from their trailer park home to a swimming hole, the Davy kids run afoul of rich boy Hubie Pyatt (Barry Tubb) and his cronies, who steal -- and later trash -- the scooter Binx bought with his father's paltry life insurance benefits. Demanding payment from Hubie and his merchant dad (Richard Bradford) for the damage that's been inflicted on both the bike and her brother's face, Billie Jean narrowly escapes being raped by the elder Pyatt. In the ensuing scuffle, Binx accidentally shoots Mr. Pyatt, sending himself, Billie Jean, and their friends, Ophelia (Martha Gehman) and Putter (Yeardley Smith), on the lam. When the "Billie Jean Gang" becomes a media sensation, Pyatt capitalizes on their notoriety by selling T-shirts and bric-a-brac, while policeman Ringwald (Peter Coyote), who feels guilty for having refused to help Billie Jean, tries to bring the kids in without anyone getting hurt. However, when the gang mock-kidnaps rich amateur filmmaker Lloyd (Keith Gordon), unaware that he's the district attorney's son, the situation spins out of control. Soon, Lloyd's videotape of the suddenly crop-topped, Joan of Arc-emulating, eminently telegenic Billie Jean elevates a local headline into a national sensation, and even Lloyd's attraction to Billie Jean can't protect her from the media lightning rod she's become. The Legend of Billie Jean marks the screen debut of Christian Slater, who is no relation to co-star Helen Slater. Actor Gordon, who made his debut as a screenwriter with Mark Romanek's Static the year Billie Jean came out, would go on to direct a number of critically acclaimed films. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Helen Slater
    Helen Slater - Billie Jean
  • Keith Gordon
    Keith Gordon - Lloyd
  • Christian Slater
    Christian Slater - Binx
  • Richard Bradford
    Richard Bradford - Pyatt
  • Peter Coyote
    Peter Coyote - Ringwald



Overall customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this movie

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    ab64
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    Been waiting for this movie to come out on DVD or Blu-ray for years. I read somewhere that the master copies had been destroyed in a fire so the movie would probably never be released on disc. Glad to see this wasn't the case. The soundtrack is great and the movie itself is one I can watch over and over.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie.

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    HorrorFan
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    This is a movie that stands the test of time with nostalgia. Had the VHS, DVD and now Blu-ray. The transfer worked, making quality and sound at its peak.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What an awesome 80's movie!

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    Madfan1958

    This is one of my all time favorite movies, I was glad to see that it finally made it to blu ray. This movie brings me so many teenage year memories. I love everything about it. Helen Slater was awesome! Fair is Fair!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Soundtrack and Hellen Slater are awesome

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    Jrboy45
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    I have loved this movie since I first saw it in the 80s. I have waited patiently for this movie to be released on DVD and I ordered my copy the first day it was available. It was worth the wait!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fav from my youth

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    dburnham1
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    I was glad to score this. I really enjoyed it in my youth. Must find out what happened to Helen Slater.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun Movie

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    Jennilynn
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    Even though this wasn't the best movie I've ever seen I really enjoyed the music and the theme. Billie Jean, a girl, is strong, beautiful and a women.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    "Fair is fair"

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    RiverJade22
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    I cant believe they put this on Blu-ray. One of Christian Slater's first roles. Its really cheesy but I love it anyway. Great ending too!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's like visiting with and old friend

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    appleslapscoco
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    To have never been released before now is Silly. But with Stars,Slater & Smith adding a commentary track on this release. Well worth the wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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