Trial of Billy Jack
Picks up where Billy Jack left off

  • Broke every box office record with $30 million in 30 days
  • Score by Academy Award winner Elmer Bernstein
  • Reinvented motion picture distribution

After Billy Jack in sentenced to four years in prison for the “involuntary manslaughter” of the first film, the Freedom School expands and flourishes under the guidance of Jean Roberts. The utopian existence of the school is characterized by everything ranging from “yoga sports” to muckracking journalism. The diverse student population airs scathing political exposes on their privately owned television station. The narrow-minded townspeople have different ideas about their brand of liberalism. Billy Jack is released and things heat up for the school. Students are threatened and abused and the Native Americans in the neighboring village are taunted and mistreated. After Billy Jack undergoes a vision quest, the governor and the police plot to permanently put an end to their liberal shenanigans, leaving it up to Billy Jack to save the day.

== FILM SPECS ====
FORMAT: Color 2.35:1 Panavision
RELEASED BY: Warner Bros.
== NOTES: ====
'Trial' was the first film to be released in 1,200 theaters at one time, and was also the first film to buy national network TV adverstising. 'Trial' made $30 million in the first 30 days at a time when films like 'Dirty Harry' had only made $16 million in their lifetimes. The next film to use Tom's revolutionary distribution plan was 'Jaws', and the film industry was changed forever.