VIDEO: Billy Jack Goes To Washington
Most of you are familiar with the movie Billy Jack and its sequel The Trial Of Billy Jack which was listed as one of the Fifty WORST Movies of All Time. A few of the more astute among you even know that the Billy Jack character first appeared in a "prequel" called Born Losers. However, how many of you know that there was a movie called Billy Jack Goes To Washington? If you never heard of it, no wonder. It was set for release in late 1976 but after the first preview showing, it was put in the can for over 20 years when it was finally released as a video and DVD. Here is the trailer for Billy Jack Goes To Washington and just watching it you can see why the studio hid it from public view for so long. It is classic Billy Jack paranoia coupled with a lot of really BAD overacting. Highlights includes Billy Jack giving a karate chop to a senator's glass table and Tom Laughlin trying way too hard to sound like Jimmy Stewart in the Senate chamber scene. Judging from this trailer there is only ONE way to properly watch Billy Jack Goes To Washington and that is accompanying it with the DUFU treatment ala Mystery Science Theater 3000. So, Billy Jack, if you are reading this out there, I am begging you to re-release this flick along with some regular DUFUers such as myself, Charles Henrickson, and perhaps Paul Heinzman with the backs of our heads showing on the screen as we riff on the many campy Billy Jack scenes in this movie. Yes, you can convert this overbearing and overacted film which takes itself way too seriously into a campy comedy hit if you allow the experts to properly DUFU it.