Born Losers

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1967 | Color
  • Production Co: American International Productions, Fanfare Films, Otis Productions
  • Distribution Co: American International Pictures (1967) (USA) (theatrical), Gloria Filmverleih AG (1967) (Germany) (theatrical), American International Pictures (1974) (USA) (theatrical) (reissue)
  • Directed by Tom Laughlin (as "T.C. Frank")
  • Starring: Tom Laughlin, Elizabeth James, Jeremy Slate, Jack Starrett
  • Produced by Tom Laughlin, Jay Loughrin, Delores Taylor
  • Original Music by Mike Curb & Davie Allan (uncredited)
  • Cinematography by Gregory Sandor
  • Film Editing by John Winfield

Also Known As

  • The Born Losers
  • Engel der Hölle


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Born Losers introduced Tom Laughlin as the half-Indian Green Beret Vietnam veteran Billy Jack. Since 1954 Laughlin had been trying to produce his Billy Jack script about discrimination toward American Indians. In 1968 he decided to introduce the Billy Jack character in a quickly written script designed to capitalize on the then-popular trend in biker movies. The story was based on a real incident from 1964 where members of the Hell's Angels were arrested for raping five teenage girls in Monterey, California. (Wikipedia)

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