Oh boy, this one is a doozy! This film is the magnum opus of Tom Laughlin's film career, which basically lasted between 1967 and the mid-70s. He tried to make films since, but nothing ever really panned out. I'll get to that in the next review though. The first important thing to note is that this movie is nearly three hours long! That's right- three hours! One good thing to note is that this is *technically* the first 'blockbuster film.' You see, rather than distributing the film city-by-city over a prolonged period of time, the film was released nationwide and press interviews were given on local media outlets to support it. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, that historical landmark belongs to this film. Get out your unnamed Hapkido expert for my review of...
* The local authorities (led by the brother of the Sheriff from the last film) harass the school and it's students.
* Serious crimes- including assault, arson and a bombing- occur and are quickly passed over.
* Billy Jack goes through a pretentious ritual to discover his inner spirit and learn peace. Oh yeah, he also slaps Jesus too.
* Following this, he gets in a fight, tells people not to fight and gets in another fight. During the second one, he randomly gets a fellow Hapkido expert to help him.
* After the fight, Jack kills the villain via Dragon Kick to the throat, but surrenders himself to authorities. However...
* It's actually a trick to kill him, leading to the military shooting up the school- thus setting up the beginning.