History Film / TheLegendOfBillieJean

16th Aug '17 10:28:06 PM wyattte
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** On the DVDCommentary, Yeardley Smith asks Helen Slater if she ever felt exploited doing the swimming scene. . Helen replies "I'll never look that good again."

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** On the DVDCommentary, Yeardley Smith asks Helen Slater if she ever felt exploited doing the swimming scene. . Helen replies "I'll never look that good again."



* HotBlooded: That's Binx all over.

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* HotBlooded: That's Binx all over. over, and this tends to make bad situations worse.
16th Aug '17 10:27:06 PM wyattte
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A 1985 film starring Helen Slater and Creator/ChristianSlater (no relation in real life), about a small group of Texas teens who become outlaws after they are accused of attempted murder.

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A 1985 film starring Helen Slater and Creator/ChristianSlater (no relation in real life), about a small group of Texas teens from Corpus Christi, Texas, who become outlaws after they are accused of attempted murder.


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** On the DVDCommentary, Yeardley Smith asks Helen Slater if she ever felt exploited doing the swimming scene. . Helen replies "I'll never look that good again."


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* TeamMom: Billie Jean fills this role for her friends at times. Obviously she's the CoolBigSis for Binx.
15th Aug '17 8:43:13 PM bubzilla
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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler: Hubie seems to be disgusted by how his father exploited Billie Jean by the end]].

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* EveryoneHasStandards: [[spoiler: Even Hubie seems to be disgusted by how his father exploited Billie Jean by the end]].end. He smiled when Billie Jean stood up to Pyatt in the climax and joined the rest of the onlookers in walking away from him.]].
15th Aug '17 8:39:17 PM bubzilla
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* KickTheDog: When Billie Jean goes to turn herself in, in exchange for the money owed for the scooter, Mr. Pyatt instead get Hubie to [[WouldHitAGirl sneak attack her]] right there in the mall. They couldn't not be {{Jerkass}}es for that one meeting?

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* KickTheDog: When Billie Jean goes to turn herself in, in exchange for the money owed for the scooter, Mr. Pyatt instead get Hubie to [[WouldHitAGirl sneak attack her]] right there in the mall. They couldn't not be {{Jerkass}}es for that one meeting?meeting? A furious Ringwald tears Pyatt a new one for that little stunt as everything could've ended right there.



* LovableRogue: How tons of kids and teens in the Corpus Christi area see Billie Jean, with girls even adopting her hairstyle en masse. That said, Billie Jean herself is more of a HumbleHero. Her fame isn't something she really asked for, or embraces to a significant degree - she and Binx just got themselves into a bad situation that spiraled out of control. She is, however, grateful for the support, especially since her fans pay dividends in the third act.

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* LovableRogue: How tons of kids and teens in the Corpus Christi area see Billie Jean, with girls even adopting her hairstyle en masse. That said, Billie Jean herself is more of a HumbleHero. Her fame isn't something she really asked for, or embraces to a significant degree - she and Binx just got themselves into a bad situation that spiraled out of control. Indeed all she wants is the money to repair her brother's scooter from Pyatt directly and she would turn herself in quietly. She is, however, grateful for the support, especially since her fans pay dividends in the third act.
15th Aug '17 8:34:10 PM bubzilla
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** Lloyd's father is a minor one. He's a DA and while he has no doubt that Lloyd is far from an innocent kidnapping victim (assuming immediately he's a willing accomplice) but he can't bear bad publicity, and uses this to show publicly that he's unwilling to bend to criminals to get his son back.
15th Aug '17 8:28:45 PM bubzilla
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* ComicallyMissingThePoint: Billie Jean and her friends break into Lloyd's house, and Lloyd (wearing a monster mask) sneaks up on her, and she gives him a GroinAttack. Without having the realization that she broke into this guy's house, she bitched him out for scaring her.



* GroinAttack: Billie Jean knees Hubie in the groin after he beats up her brother. [[spoiler: And in her big standoff at the end with Mr. Pyatt, she gives him an even bigger one.]]

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* GroinAttack: To the point of being a running gag. Billie Jean knees Hubie in the groin after he beats up her brother. She gives Lloyd one for sneaking up on her, [[spoiler: And in her big standoff at the end with Mr. Pyatt, she gives him an even bigger one.]]
27th Jun '17 8:55:56 AM wyattte
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->''"Fair is ''fair''!"''

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\n[[caption-width-right:350:''"We didn't start this, we didn't mean it to happen, but we're not givin' up til you pay. Fair is '''fair'''!!!"'']]

->''"Fair is ''fair''!"''
'''fair'''!"''



* CatchPhrase: "Fair is fair."

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* CatchPhrase: "Fair is fair."fair!"



* LovableRogue: How tons of kids and teens in the Corpus Christi area see Billie Jean, with girls even adopting her hairstyle en masse.
** HumbleHero: That said, it's not a status she really asked for, or embraces to a significant degree - she and Binx just got themselves into a bad situation that spiraled out of control. She is, however, grateful for the support, especially since her fans pay dividends in the third act.

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* LovableRogue: How tons of kids and teens in the Corpus Christi area see Billie Jean, with girls even adopting her hairstyle en masse.
** HumbleHero:
masse. That said, it's not Billie Jean herself is more of a status HumbleHero. Her fame isn't something she really asked for, or embraces to a significant degree - she and Binx just got themselves into a bad situation that spiraled out of control. She is, however, grateful for the support, especially since her fans pay dividends in the third act.



* TheThemeParkVersion: Billie Jean's followers who wear her t-shirts and cut their hair only do so because they think she's a cool rebel. When [[spoiler: the truth comes out]] all of them are disgusted at how she was exploited and burn all the merchandise.

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* TheThemeParkVersion: Billie Jean's followers who wear her t-shirts and cut their hair only do so because they think she's a cool rebel. When [[spoiler: the truth comes out]] out, all of them are disgusted at how she was exploited and burn all the merchandise.]]
25th Feb '17 7:10:27 PM wyattte
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* KickTheDog: When Billie Jean goes to turn herself in, in exchange for the money owed for the scooter, Mr. Pyatt instead get Hubie to [[WouldHitAGirl sneak attack her]] right there in the mall. They couldn't not be {{Jerkass}}es for that one meeting?
24th Feb '17 1:39:34 PM wyattte
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* GroinAttack: Billie Jean knees Hubie in the groin after he beats up her brother. [[spoiler: And in her big standoff at the end with Mr. Pyatt, she gives him an even bigger one.

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* GroinAttack: Billie Jean knees Hubie in the groin after he beats up her brother. [[spoiler: And in her big standoff at the end with Mr. Pyatt, she gives him an even bigger one.]]


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* HotBlooded: That's Binx all over.
24th Feb '17 1:19:14 PM wyattte
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* AttemptedRape: A leering Mr. Pyatt offers to repay the six hundred to Billie Jean and Binx with installments, in exchange for... well, he calls it "lessons." She resists, and it turns into a struggle, which ends up with Binx intervening and shooting him in the shoulder by accident.
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