"The Trial of Billy Jack" picks up where "Billy Jack" leaves off. It was the third movie in a series of four, written by Tom Laughlin, who also starred as the lead character. Surprisingly, this movie broke every box office record of its time. It also changed the way in which motion pictures were distributed. Mr. Laughlin was the first writer/director to use national TV advertising to promote a film. His wife Delores Taylor, who played the part of Jean Roberts, helped to write the script. The movie cost $800,000 to make and grossed over $65 million.
In the "Trial of Billy Jack" the half-white, half-Indian karate expert is convicted of involuntary manslaughter, goes to jail for a few years, and returns to the Freedom School.
The film, like many made in the "psychedelic" 70s, explores many issues of the day including: finding inner peace, bigotry, government corruption and Indian rights.
Published in "Rolling Stone" magazine in 1974, the ad reflects the stylized starkness often found in movie posters of this time period
Condition/description: This ad is in very good condition with slight age darkening.
Size: 9" x 13" unframed - 16" x 20" in plexiglass frame