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Billy Jack (1971) Poster

(1971)

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Jump to: Character error (1)  | Continuity (7)  | Crew or equipment visible (2)  | Factual errors (1)  | Revealing mistakes (1)  | Spoilers (2)

Character error 

Martin credits the Serenity Prayer to St. Francis of Assisi. It was actually written by American theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, and first published in the 1930s.
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Continuity 

When Bernard and Dinosaur pick on the students at the malt shop, he dumps flour on the kids to make them white. When the girl with the headband slaps him, his scoop has no flour. When he turns, his scoop is full of flour.
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In the barber shop, the hands of the barber on the customer's head don't match up with his reflected position in the barber shop mirrors.
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During the snake ceremony, Billy Jack's shoes change from moccasins to sneakers and back.
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When the sheriff's deputy comes out with the bogus warrant to search for his daughter, the kids begin singing "Rainbow Made of Children." The tempo fluctuates wildly, as if several different takes were edited together.
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While Carol sings "Johnnie" in the Freedom School's auditorium, a capo is visible on her guitar's second fret in rear shots, but not front shots.
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Billy Jack kicks Posner, and Posner's hat lands flat. In the next shot, the hat is on its side.
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During the shy young girl's performance of her song for her brother, there is no guitar capo from the front view, however the rear view camera shots show a capo.
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Crew or equipment visible 

When Billy Jack performs a spinning back kick against one of the "boys" attacking him in the park, the face shown is clearly not Tom Laughlin's. It's his body double, Hapkido expert Bong Soo Han.
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The beginning credits include a shot taken from the view of someone riding a horse. The shadow clearly shows that whoever is riding the horse is also holding the camera.
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Factual errors 

The quote read at the town meeting and attributed to Adolf Hitler was originally published in a minor Communist magazine. In the 1960s, the quote was used by the radical media to advance the anti-war cause. It was also quoted by public figures who sympathized with the movement, including Senator Edmund Muskie and Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas.
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Revealing mistakes 

Billy Jack tells Bernard to drive into the lake and he does so. Although partially visible, the emergency brake is up when Bernard is at the wheel.
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Spoilers

The goof item below may give away important plot points.

Crew or equipment visible 

As Bernard and Dinosaur discuss Bernard's upcoming rape of Jean, a microphone is clearly visible on the ground.
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When Billy Jack surrenders to authorities near the end of movie, the shadow of cameraman and camera are visible on the back of a man's green shirt.
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