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September 30, 1955 (1977)

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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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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 »

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References Giant (1956) See more »

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Makin' Believe
Sung by Kitty Wells
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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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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