History Film / TheLegendOfBillieJean

31st Oct '15 8:48:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* BreakawayPopHit: PatBenatar's "Invincible"

* DawsonCasting: Of the principal cast, only Christian Slater was a teenager (15). Everyone else was over 20. Particularly {{egregious}} is Yeardley Smith playing a girl who gets her first period during the movie...she was 21 in real life.

* HeyItsThatVoice: Inverted. Putter was played by Yeardley Smith shortly ''before'' her unmistakable voice was forever linked to the character of [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]].

* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: The film has never gotten a DVD release and most people have only seen it from TV airings. ** It finally got a DVD release in 2011.
9th May '15 3:12:50 PM tvinsomne
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* DawsonCasting: Of the principal cast, only Christian Slater was a teenager (15). Everyone else was over 20. Particularly egregious is Yeardley Smith playing a girl who gets her first period during the movie...she was 21 in real life.
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* DawsonCasting: Of the principal cast, only Christian Slater was a teenager (15). Everyone else was over 20. Particularly egregious {{egregious}} is Yeardley Smith playing a girl who gets her first period during the movie...she was 21 in real life.
19th Dec '14 9:09:24 PM Angeldeb82
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* BigNO: Billie Jean when [[spoiler: Binx gets shot]].
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* BigNO: BigNo: Billie Jean when [[spoiler: Binx gets shot]].

* ImportantHaircut: Billie Jean does this halfway through the movie. It serves two purposes: 1) the new look invokes comparisons to Joan Of Arc (more specifically, a Classic Hollywood depiction of her); and 2) it marks her shift from passive, fleeing DistressedDamsel to tough "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" badass (see CrowningMusicOfAwesome, above).
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* ImportantHaircut: Billie Jean does this halfway through the movie. It serves two purposes: 1) the new look invokes comparisons to Joan Of Arc (more specifically, a Classic Hollywood depiction of her); and 2) it marks her shift from passive, fleeing DistressedDamsel DamselInDistress to tough "We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore" badass (see CrowningMusicOfAwesome, above).SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic in the YMMV tab).

* HeyItsThatVoice: Inverted. Putter was played by Yeardley Smith shortly ''before'' her unmistakeable voice was forever linked to the character of [[TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]].
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Inverted. Putter was played by Yeardley Smith shortly ''before'' her unmistakeable unmistakable voice was forever linked to the character of [[TheSimpsons [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]].

* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well done Binx, pointing a gun with the safety off right at Hubie's father. And Lloyd's father, [[spoiler: bringing in the SWAT team that shoot Binx by accident]]. * NoPeriodsPeriod: Utterly averted; furthermore, the moment is [[PlayingWithATrope simultaneously]] PlayedForDrama ''and'' [[PlayedForLaughs For Laughs]]. * OneSteveLimit: No this film is not about the Michael Jackson song, nor is it about Billie Jean King.
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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Well done done, Binx, pointing a gun with the safety off right at Hubie's father. And Lloyd's father, [[spoiler: bringing in the SWAT team that shoot Binx by accident]]. * NoPeriodsPeriod: Utterly averted; furthermore, the moment is [[PlayingWithATrope simultaneously]] PlayedForDrama ''and'' [[PlayedForLaughs For for Laughs]]. * OneSteveLimit: No No, this film is not about the Michael Jackson Music/MichaelJackson song, nor is it about Billie Jean King.

* TagAlongKid: Putter who appears to be younger than the rest of the teens. If she isn't she's definitely a wee bit more immature than them so she still fits.
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* TagAlongKid: TagalongKid: Putter who appears to be younger than the rest of the teens. If she isn't she's definitely a wee bit more immature than them so she still fits.
21st Oct '14 2:14:02 PM djbj
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The movie came about a month before Slater's 16th birthday.
A 1985 film starring Helen Slater and Christian Slater (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 Christian Slater Creator/ChristianSlater (no relation in real life), about a small group of Texas teens who become outlaws after they are accused of attempted murder.

* DawsonCasting: Of the principal cast, only Christian Slater was a teenager (16). Everyone else was over 20. Particularly egregious is Yeardley Smith playing a girl who gets her first period during the movie...she was 21 in real life.
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* DawsonCasting: Of the principal cast, only Christian Slater was a teenager (16).(15). Everyone else was over 20. Particularly egregious is Yeardley Smith playing a girl who gets her first period during the movie...she was 21 in real life.
7th Mar '14 3:08:46 AM BlackTemplar
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* KarmaHoudini: Yes, she was harassed and nearly raped. But Billie Jean and her gang broke plenty of laws. Even if you figure that Lloyd went willingly and wasn't kidnapped, and that the car they stole belonged to their own family...they still ran away. They committed vandalism. They incited a riot. They broke traffic laws. And their punishment for all of this? [[spoiler: Nothing.]]
7th Mar '14 2:42:45 AM BlackTemplar
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* DawsonCasting: Of the principal cast, only Christian Slater was a teenager (16). Everyone else was over 20. Particularly egregious is Yeardley Smith playing a girl who gets her first period during the movie...she was 21 in real life.
8th Feb '14 7:22:47 PM Bergamot
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* HeyItsThatVoice: Inverted. Putter was played by Yeardley Smith shortly ''before'' her unmistakeable voice was forever linked to the character of [[TheSimpsons Lisa Simpson]].
21st Dec '13 7:50:44 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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YMMV
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: The [[spoiler: statue of Billie Jean and all her merchandise being burnt up]] when the truth about her comes out.
10th Sep '13 3:23:58 AM Temmere
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** It finally got a DVD release in 2011.
11th Jan '13 6:37:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ShallowLoveInterest: Lloyd.
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