The Legend of Billie Jean

The Legend of Billie Jean

Director: Matthew Robbins Cast: Helen Slater, Keith Gordon, Christian Slater
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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/01/2011
UPC: 0043396391925
Original Release: 1985
Rating: PG-13
Source: Sony Pictures Home
Sales rank: 29,466

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
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
John Wolfshohl Kid No. 1
Barry Tubb Hubie
Mona Lee Fultz Donna Davey
Bobby Jones Kenny
John M. Jackson Kenny's Father
Rodney Rincon Police Sergeant
Caroline Williams Woman in Pickup
Rudy Young Man in Pickup
Bobby Fite Mini-Mart Boy
Kim Valentine Mini-Mart Girl
Janet Smalley Putter's Mother
Charles Redd News Announcer
Joshua Butts Tape Delivery Boy
Ray Hanna Jimmy J. Judge
B.J. Thompson Interview Boy
Celia Newman Interview Girl
Tony Slowik Interview Teen
Steve Uzzell Poster Customer
Robert Scott Cate Boy #1
James Miller Boy #2
Rod Pilloud Robbery Victim
David Lee Morgan Kid #2
Barbara Durham Teen Customer
Cass Gabriel Young Boy
Thomas M. Jarrett Policeman No. 1
Forrest Patton Policeman No. 2
Antony Peraino Kid in Crowd No. 1
Kenneth Beall Kid in Crowd No. 2
Sage Parker TV Reporter
Robert Wassell Parking Attendant
John Edson Marksman
Cathleen Sutherland Girl in Camaro
Angela Churchill Cadillac Driver
Stephanie Shook Cadillac Passenger
Sharon-Marie Stolar Teen Girl
Peter Bonanno Reporter No. 1
Sharon Holmin Reporter No. 2
Joy Swan Young Customer
Kathryn Childers Anchor Woman
J.C. Minter Bert
Kenneth Searle Worker No. 1
Al Geatano Worker No. 2
Sonya Robbins Young Girl

Technical Credits
Matthew Robbins Director
Michael Abbogast Special Effects
Bobby Bass Stunts
Walter Bernstein Screenwriter
Simon Climie Songwriter
Rob Cohen Producer
Alan Friedman Makeup
Peter Guber Executive Producer
Edward S. Haworth Production Designer
Jeffrey Kimball Cinematographer
Holly Knight Songwriter
Lawrence Konner Co-producer,Producer,Screenwriter
Donna Linson Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Mueller Songwriter
Jon Peters Executive Producer
Mark Rosenthal Co-producer,Producer,Screenwriter
Craig Safan Score Composer,Songwriter
Cynthia Scheider Editor
R. Chris Westlund Set Decoration/Design

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The Legend of Billie Jean 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty cool movie that makes every girl wanna cut there hair!!!