THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN starts out as a mildly interesting, semi-realistic story of life in rural Texas, then takes a headlong plunge into the preposterous. Teenagers Billie Jean (Helen Slater) and her brother Binx (Christian Slater) are on an outing at the local swimming hole, when
Binx's prize motor scooter is stolen by a gang of thugs, led by Hubie (Barry Tubb). Later Billie Jean finds Binx bloodied and the scooter a shambles. The next day she takes a bill for the scooter's repair to a beachside souvenir shop, run by Hubie's father, Pyatt (Richard Bradford). Pyatt agrees
to give her the money, then tries to rape her. Binx enters the store and accidentally shoo...