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A motorcycle gang is terrorizing a California mountain town. When an innocent young man is brutally beaten, half-breed Billy Jack goes to the boy's aid but lands in jail. He vows revenge against the gang after he is released. Meanwhile, attractive teenager Vicky Barrington is kidnaped by the hoodlums and taken to their hangout, where a wild orgy involving some of the town's teenagers is in progress. Vicky escapes, but the other girls do not, and a rape scandal ensues. While the district attorney attempts to build an airtight case, gang leader Danny Carmody initiates a fear campaign to prevent anyone from testifying. Vicky, who thinks she is safe, is viciously assaulted in an isolated field by Speechless, a mute member of the gang. All victims and witnesses are intimidated as gang rule grips the town and the sheriff's efforts to maintain law and order are stymied. After Vicky is released from the hospital, Billy hides her in his mountain hideout, but they are discovered and Vicky is kidnaped again. Billy defeats gang member Gangrene in a gas station battle but is unable to beat the entire gang, so he enlists police aid to rescue Vicky. But the police are delayed, and Vicky is brutally raped by Gangrene. Forced to act on his own, Billy breaks into the hangout, lines the gang up at gunpoint, shoots Carmody dead, and forces two other members to take Vicky to the hospital. Billy is forcing the others to go outside when the police arrive. As he rides off for the hospital on his motorcycle, one of the policemen mistakes him for a fleeing hoodlum and shoots him. Though badly wounded, he makes it to his hideout. Vicky, partially recovered, leads a helicopter rescue squad, and Billy is evacuated for medical treatment.