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Long lost cult film ‘The Legend of Bill Jean’ no longer a myth with DVD release

At long last the forgotten 1985 gem finally gets a release and on Bluray!

Manufacture-on-Demand Service Releases the Cult Classic

Available on DVD for the First Time November 1st


When local rich kid Hubie Pyatt (Barry Tubb) steals and wrecks Binx Davy’s beloved motor scooter, Binx’s older sister, Billie Jean (Helen Slater, City Slickers), demands the $608 it costs to fix it. Binx shoots Mr. Pyatt (Richard Bradford) by accident and he and Billie Jean flee town, accompanied by Billie Jean’s girlfriends, Ophelia (Martha Gehman) and Putter (Yeardley Smith, As Good As It Gets). They become fugitives and when they pick up a very willing hostage, Lloyd (Keith Gordon, Christine), they become criminals. Billie Jean becomes a legend in her own time, a symbol of freedom to teenagers everywhere.

The newly-remastered cult classic The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) makes its DVD debut November 1st as part of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s (SPHE) “Columbia Classics” line-up. A young girl and her friends become fugitives after an accidental shooting and set out to prove that “fair is fair.” The film stars Helen Slater (Ruthless People, The Secret of My Success), Christian Slater (Heathers, True Romance), Keith Gordon (Christine, Back to School), Peter Coyote (Outrageous Fortune, TV’s “Law & Order: LA”), Yeardley Smith (As Good As It Gets, TV’s “The Simpsons”), and Academy Award® nominee Dean Stockwell (Best Supporting Actor, Married to the Mob, 1988). The bonus material includes all-new commentary by Helen Slater and Yeardley Smith. Consumers can purchase the high-quality DVD on Amazon, Warner Archive (wbshop.com) or Critics’ Choice Video (CCVideo.com). The Legend of Billie Jean will retail for $20.95 SLP, plus shipping.

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  1. I love this movie… It was all over Cinemax back in the 80’s (yes, the channel that gave us Max Headroom). I think that’s where I saw The Gods Must Be Crazy for the first time also… Not to mention the Emmanuel movie series that gave Cinemax the title Skinemax!
    Anyhow, what was that other movie… The one about the girl mechanic? Was it Tomboy?

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