Billy Jack (1971) – Episode 73

Billy Jack (1971)

Welcome to today’s show, Billy Jack (1971), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follow the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

Today’s movie is the second in the Billy Jack series, the title character named Billy Jack (1971). This movie, though now dated, taps into the anti-establishment vibes of the late 60s and early 70s. Billy Jack was setup as the protector of the meek but in reality he was as cavalier with use of force as the people he railed against.

ACTORS

We have several actors that we have covered before and most of them were from Episode 72 – The Born Losers (1967). These include Tom Laughlin playing the lead role as Billy Jack, … Continue reading

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) – Episode 59

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956) Fess Parker

Welcome to today’s show, The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), my name is John. As always you can subscribe to the show on iTunes or follows the links to social media in the podcast show notes. You can also go to snarkymoviereviews.com to read notes, bios, and other random movie thoughts. Remember this show is completely free and independent. All I ask is that you jump over to iTunes and give me a review.

This movie continues the theme of people trying to go somewhere or get something done and have obstacles in the way.

The Great Locomotive Chase (1956), like The General (1926) is based on the actual raid during the American Civil War. This version, produced by Disney Studios was told mainly from the Northern perspective and is a drama and not a comedy. It is also the first Disney film to have a curse word.

Fess Parker played the role of a civilian Union spy leader James J. Andrews. Fess Parker … Continue reading