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September 30, 1955 (1977)

 -  Drama  -  6 January 1978 (USA)
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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,... See full summary »

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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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Tom Bonner, a college classmate of director James Bridges, was cast as a radio announcer, a job he held while in college. Tom was a weather man for many years at television station KARK in Little Rock. See more »

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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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In the Jailhouse Now
Sung by Webb Pierce
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Would not recommend this film
19 February 2003 | by (Novato, CA, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the worst movie I have ever seen. The whole movie is just kids bummed out because James Dean died. I saw this movie back when it was first aired in theaters, and it is the only theater movie I've seen that was roundly booed by the audience well before the ending. Don't anybody even think of putting this movie in the same genre as American Grafitti.


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