Variety - 07/24/1985
"...A good turn by Helen Slater in the title role..."
Description by OLDIES.com:
When local rich kid Hubie Pyatt (Barry Tubb) steals and wrecks Binx Davy's beloved motor scooter, Binx's older sister, Billie Jean (Helen Slater), demands the $608 it costs to fix it. Binx shoots Mr. Pyatt (Richard Bradford) by accident and he and Billie Jean flee town accompanied by Billie Jean's girlfriends, Ophelia (Martha Gehman) and Putter (Yeardley Smith). They become fugitives and when they pick up a very willing hostage, Lloyd (Keith Gordon), they become criminals. Billie Jean becomes a legend in her own time, a symbol of freedom to teenagers everywhere. Includes all-new commentary! Newly remastered.
A teenage girl living in Corpus Christi, Texas suddenly finds herself at odds with the police and exploited by schemers. Almost overnight she becomes both an outlaw and a legend.
When a couple of redneck ruffians cause Billie Jean's little brother to wreck his scooter, the young woman embarks on a crusade to recover the $600 that he needs to fix the bike. But what starts out as an campaign to get the cash turns into a full-scale war with the local authorities. Soon Billie Jean becomes a symbol of righteousness and justice, as she changes from an ordinary teenage girl to an outcast crusader.
Film debut for Christian Slater.
Color by Metrocolor.
Additional credit: Lori Weintraub (associate producer).
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