Variety - 07/24/1985
"...A good turn by Helen Slater in the title role..."
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).