I imagine Billy Jack is having that conversation with St. Peter at the pearly gates. Yes, you read that right, Billy Jack or rather his earthbound form of actor/writer/director Tom Laughlin has passed, on December 12 at age 82, from this reservation onto the next.
No one did Native American-US Army vet-turned-pacifist-action-hero like Laughlin. He played the black hat-wearing, denim-clad Billy Jack in four films: The Born Losers (1967), Billy Jack (1971), The Trial of Billy Jack (1974) and Billy Jack Goes To Washington (1977).
As a kid, I loved the first two films in the series. Laughlin had a likeable, genuine screen presence (although it's obvious when his double, Hapkido master and the movie's fight choreographer Bong-soo Han is being used). Billy Jack wasn't a superhero, but man, could he open a can of whoop-ass on a bunch of dumb rednecks.