Part 2 of 2 From Twilight Zone-The Movie Segment 1-Time Out Starring Vic Morrow Written and Directed by John Landis Produced by John Landis Steven Spielberg Kathleen Kennedy Released June, 1983 Distributed by Warner Brothers. Synopsis- Vic Morrow plays Bill Connor, an outspoken bigot who is bitter after being passed over for a promotion. Drinking in a bar after work with his friends, Bill makes prejudiced remarks and racial slurs towards Jews, blacks and Asians...thus attracting the attention of several black men sitting near them who strongly resent his racist comments. Bill leaves the bar very angry. When he walks outside, the supernatural tone begins. He inexplicably proceeds to assume the racial ethnicities of people against whom he was always prejudiced. First, he finds himself in occupied France during World War II. He is spotted by a pair of SS officers patrolling the streets, who see him as a Jewish man. A chase ensues around the city, and Bill is shot in his arm by one of the German officers. Bill falls from the ledge of a building...and abruptly finds himself in the rural South during the 1940s. There the Ku Klux Klan sees him as an African American whom they are about to whip and lynch. Bill is scared and confused; he vehemently tells them he's white. While trying to escape the Ku Klux Klan, he suddenly finds himself in a jungle during the Vietnam War...as a Vietnamese man blown to bits by U.S. soldiers. Instead of killing him, the grenade thrown by the soldiers blasts Bill into occupied France again. There he is captured by Nazi soldiers and put into an enclosed railroad freight car, along with other Jewish Holocaust prisoners. With no possibility of redemption or rescue, Bill uselessly screams for help to his friends from the bar, whom only he can see as the train pulls away to a death camp.
40 years later and still dead on in sections. Billy Jack is a 1971 action film. It is the second, and highest grossing, in a series of motion pictures centering on a character of the same name, played by Tom Laughlin who also directed and co-wrote the script. Filming began in Prescott, Arizona, in fall 1969, but the movie was not completed until 1971. Directed by T. C. Frank Produced by Mary Rose Solti Starring Tom Laughlin Delores Taylor Distributed by Warner Bros. Release date May 1, 1971 More @ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066832/
KENT, Ohio — Forty springs ago, on the day the Vietnam War came home as it never had before, Mary Ann Vecchio was there. She's the girl in the haunting photo — crying, kneeling over the student's body. That was Kent State University, May 4th, 1970, a few days after Richard Nixon, who'd campaigned for president on an implicit promise to end the war, widened it by invading Cambodia. Across the nation, students protested. At Kent State, where two days earlier the ROTC building was burned down, National Guardsmen fired into a crowd and killed four unarmed students, the closest of whom was nearly a football field away. --------------------------- Video from AssociatedPress — May 3rd, 2010 "Kent State University is marking the 40th anniversary of the Kent State shootings this week. Four students were killed and nine others were injured when Ohio National Guardsmen fired on a crowd of students protesting the Vietnam War." (May 4th, 1970) ----------------------- One correction to video: It was not just Nixon expanding the war into Cambodia -- it was the shocking revelation that Nixon﻿ had been bombing Cambodia for over a year and covering it up, lying about it. Some folks think it's wrong for their government to be killing people, expanding a war, and lying about it, covering it up. These patriots wanting honesty spontaneously rallied at hundreds of college campuses across the country...including many in Indiana, Kentucky & Illinois. Always Remember/Never Forget﻿
Billy Jack Takes on the Town. A scene from the film Billy Jack, filmed in 1969 and released in 1971. Students have been beaten and mocked. Billy Jack steps into the Ice Cream parlor to confront the rich spoiled kid of the town and his gang. "Bernard, I want you to know... that I try. When Jean and the kids at the school tell me that I'm supposed to control my violent temper, and be passive and nonviolent like they are, I try. I really try. Though when I see this girl... of such a beautiful spirit... so degraded... and this boy... that I love... sprawled out by this big ape here... and this little girl, who is so special to us we call her "God's little gift of sunshine"... and I think of the number of years that she's going to have to carry in her memory... the savagery of this idiotic moment of yours... I just go BERSERK!" ------------------- "Billy Jack" is the second, and highest grossing, in a series of motion pictures centering on a fictional character of the same name, played by Tom Laughlin who also directed and co-wrote the script. Filming began in Prescott, Arizona, in fall 1969, but the movie was not completed until 1971. The film lacked distribution, so Laughlin took it to theatres himself in 1971. The film died at the box office in its initial run but took in more than $40 million (A Blockbuster at the time) in its 1973 re-release, which was supervised by Laughlin. Billy Jack is a "half-breed" American Cherokee Indian Green Beret Vietnam War veteran, hapkido master, and gunslinger. The character made his début in The Born Losers (1967), a so-called "biker film" about a motorcycle gang terrorizing a California town. In this second film, Billy Jack, must defend the hippie-themed Freedom School and its students from townspeople who do not understand or like the natives and counterculture students mixing. Although marketed as an action film, the story focuses on the plight of Native Americans during the civil rights movement. It attained a cult following among younger audiences due to its youth-oriented, anti-authority message combined with the then-novel martial arts fight scenes which predate the Bruce Lee/kung fu movie trend that soon followed. The centerpiece of the film features Billy Jack, enraged over the mistreatment of his Indian friends, fighting a gang of racist thugs using his hapkido karate-kicking technique. Billy Jack helped raise the level of awareness regarding the discrimination against Native Americans at that time. This is exemplified in a key scene where some Indian children from the school go into town for ice cream and are refused service and then abused and humiliated by Bernard Posner and his gang. This prompts a violent outburst by Billy in an elaborately staged fight sequence in which a professional hapkido expert substituted for Laughlin in the key "facekicking" scene shown here. The film's theme song, "One Tin Soldier" by Coven, became a Top 40 hit in 1971, and featured the chorus: Go ahead and hate your neighbor; go ahead and cheat a friend. Do it in the name of heaven; you can justify it in the end. There won't be any trumpets blowin' come the judgment day On the bloody morning after, one tin soldier rides away -------------------------- Billy Jack: You know what I think I'm gonna do then? Just for the hell of it? Mr. Posner: Tell me. Billy Jack: I'm gonna take this right foot, and I'm gonna whop you on that side of your face... [points to Posner's right cheek] Billy Jack: ...and you wanna know something? There's not a darn thing you're gonna be able to do about it. Mr. Posner: Really? Billy Jack: Really. :)