On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan Berry incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly ... See full summary »

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The Jackal
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On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan Berry incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly recovers, learning again to walk and talk. A comeback to the music industry seems impossible, but Jan's willingness to try and with Dean the duo aim for another chance.

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California in the early 60s. Fast living and instant fame until the music stopped at... See more »

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At 37:50, Wolfman Jack introduces himself to Jan and Dean in a small town as "Bob Smith", manager and The Jackal at the local radio station. Wolfman Jack's real name is Robert Weston Smith. See more »

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The first song they recorded was "Jenny Lee", and while Dean is in the Army Reserves the radio announcer announces the artist as Jan Berry, rather than Jan & Arnie. See more »

Quotes

Jan Berry: You can't draft me! I'm a rock and roll star!
Army Sergeant: Well, Elvis was a lot bigger one and we got him! Now raise your hand!
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Featured in Behind the Music: Jan and Dean (1998) See more »

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Jennie Lee
Written by Arnie Ginsburg
Performed by Jan Berry and Arnie Ginsburg
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Rock & Roll tear jerker .....................
27 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dean Torrence, played by Bruce Davison is such a good friend to ego maniac Jan Berry, played by Richard Hatch, that Berry's constant abuse of Dean, is difficult to watch. The music, from the garage spawned "Jennie Lee", to their surf sounds and beyond, is a highlight of "Deadman's Curve". The movie features a nice assortment of 50s and 60s cars throughout, including some memorable Corvettes. Jan's rehabilitation becomes somewhat tedious, dragging the second half down a notch. Nevertheless as a time capsule, the film succeeds quite nicely. The "bring out the handkerchiefs" ending is unexpected, and quite effective. - MERK


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