When Jimmy's idol, James Dean, dies on September 30, 1955, the small-town Arkansas college undergraduate goes berserk. He and his friends hold a vigil which turns into a drunk and, finally, a tragedy. Written by
Ed Stephan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
In twenty-four hours, a nice college kid named Jimmy J. robbed a liquor store, got drunk, held a séance, crawled through a cemetery, raided lovers' lane, dropped the Homecoming Queen, and went to jail. It happened on September 30, 1955, the day that shook up a generation!
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Did You Know?
Though Tom Hulce
's character, Hanley, owns and drives a car throughout the film, Tom hadn't yet gotten his own driver's license when he did this movie! See more
References Rebel Without a Cause
"In the Jailhouse Now"
Sung by Webb Pierce
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc. See more