The Watching Hour: The Legend of Billie Jean
USA, 1985, 96 Minute Running Time
Genre/Subjects: Action/Adventure, Archival, Coming of Age, Cult, Social Issues, Teen Flick, Womens Issues
35mm presentation - When a couple of redneck ruffians cause Billie Jean's little brother to wreck his scooter, the young woman embarks on a crusade to recover the $600 that he needs to fix the bike. But what starts out as an campaign to get the cash turns into a full-scale war with the local authorities. Soon Billie Jean becomes a symbol of righteousness and justice, as she changes from an ordinary teenage girl to an outcast crusader.
Watch Pat Benatar's awesome music video/trailer for "Invincible" written for the film!
DIRECTOR: Matthew Robbins
Principal Cast: Helen Slater, Keith Gordon, Peter Coyote, Christian Slater, Yeardley Smith
US Distributor: Columbia Pictures