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Deadman's Curve (1978)

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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Annie
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Himself
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The Jackal
Floy Dean ...
Dr. Vivian Sheehan
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Susan (as Denise Du Barry)
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Linda
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Nancy (as Eddie Benton)
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Billy
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Jim Arlett
June Dayton ...
Clara Berry
Vicki McLean ...
Caroline
Inga Neilsen ...
Kathy
Charles Pitt ...
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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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Based on a 'Rolling Stone' magazine feature article by Paul Morantz. See more »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

The Corvette that Jan drives down the highway to his crash changes from a silver 1967 Corvette convertible with sidepipes to a silver blue 1964 convertible with no sidepipes as it crashes into the truck. The Corvette he actually crashed was a 1966 Corvette. See more »

Quotes

Jan Berry: I want to sing about what it feels like to drive 150 miles per hour.
[Visionary pause]
Jan Berry: We'll have a sound for summer. The surf, the girls, the cars, and at the center of it - at the center of it, the music of Jan and Dean.
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Connections

Featured in Behind the Music: Jan and Dean (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Like A Summer Rain
Written by Gary Zekley and Merrill Dean
Performed by Dean Torrence
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Very underrated movie
13 March 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this again on TV for the first time in MANY years. Wow!

The performances of Richard Hatch and Bruce Davison are what make the film. Especially the portrayal of Jan Berry after the accident. Very moving story.

I must recommend the book Dead Man's Curve and Back: The Jan & Dean Story which goes further in-depth to their story and tells the amazing story of how this TV movie gave them a whole new career.

I wish current TV movies like the recent Charlie's Angels and Three's Company movies could have been this good by taking the subjects seriously.


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