In the tradition of cult-classics “Easy Rider” and “Billy Jack”, a young Hollywood star, Bobby Joe, returns to his small hometown a hero and finds a renewed love in his childhood sweetheart. But Bobby Joe has conflict with his sweetheart’s father, the town reverend and some local hometown boys.
The Windsplitter is the story of Bobby Joe Smith, who returns to his home in a small town. He has changed his name, his outlook on life, and has a career as a Hollywood star. Bobby Joe finds a renewed love in Jenny Jenkins, his childhood sweetheart, whose father is the town reverend and who believes that Bobby Joe has returned as a corrupt and demoralized person. Jenny’s father, jealously wants no connections between Bobby and Jenny, and takes measures to keep Bobby Joe from attending any of the Homecoming activities by persuading some local boys to beat him up. This builds to a crashing climax which is utterly shocking and unexpected. In the tradition of cult-classics “Easy Rider” and “Billy Jack!”
1971 | 100 min | Color | 1.85:1/16×9 Anamorphic Widescreen | Dolby Digital | All Region | Rated PG
- Director’s Opening Comments by J. D. Feigelson
- Promotional Trailers
- Acting debut of famed director of TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) Tobe Hooper
Jim McMullan, I Van Charles, Joyce Taylor, Paul Lambert, Richard Everett, Jim Siedow, Chris Wilson, Anne Layne,
J. D. Feigelson