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RIP 'Billy Jack' (Tom Laughlin)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Well-Known Member

    Tom Laughlin, the maverick actor and filmmaker best known for the "Billy Jack" films, has died, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. He was 82.

  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    One tin soldier rides away

  3. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    NOOOOO!!!! That was one of my first saturday matinees with my buddies (and no parents)
  4. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    I enjoyed his work in the "Billy Jack" flicks. Was too young to understand the political undertones when they first came out but, man, the dude could kick some arse with his martial arts.

    I cannot remember a single thing from his acting career other than those movies. RIP
  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Billy Jack could kick Chuck Norris' ass. RIP. Great Saturday Matinee movies. Born Losers and Billy Jack.
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    There's a ton of those low-budget early-1970s movies I need to check out, especially the Billy Jack series. There's a streak of Spaghetti Westerns in those movies. Bootlegger movies were big in that period, too.
  7. joe

    joe Active Member

    Standing right next to a dude: I'm going to kick you in the (head, face, ear — whatever). And did.
  8. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

  9. Second Thoughts

    Second Thoughts Active Member

    This is scene I also remember the best. Billy Jack at his bad-ass best. RIP.
  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    After seeing this, I looked up the band Coven, credited with this song.

    If you think of this song as what the band sounds like, holy fucking shit, are you wrong. These were the original rock-n-roll Satanists -- not fucking around Satanists, but true devil-worshipers. They threw the devil horns in rock-n-roll long before Satan poseur Ronnie James Dio.

    The lead singer (Jinx Dawson) was a cultist (thanks to her family) from Indianapolis who hooked up with some magickers in Chicago to create the really fucking weird album "Witchcraft Destroys Minds and Reaps Souls," including a song called "Black Sabbath" (predating that band's song of that name) featuring a bass player named, I shit you not, Oz Osbourne. The album featured a gatefold cover of a nude blondes prepared for Satan's sacrifice. The album's final song is a 13-minute Satanic black mass chant. But apparently they were shitty songwriters for Satan, because they had to bring in a hired gun to write most of their music, though Dawson has a wild voice to put it over.

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