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September 30, 1955 (1977)

PG  |   |  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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It Was a Date That Would Change Their Lives Forever. See more »

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Richard Thomas broke his leg when he drove his character's motorcycle under a parade float while filming a homecoming parade scene. See more »

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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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I Don't Hurt Anymore
Sung by Red Foley
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Great Tom Hulce debut!
11 February 1999 | by (California) – See all my reviews

A film about the day James Dean died ... is a good glimpse into the lives of some fans that were so moved by his death that it changed their lives.

Tom Hulce gives us a glimpse into more great things to come from him. His role, while not the principle character, is complete and real. The youthfulness and obsession (with sex) Haney has is so true of many young people but done in a non-sterotyplical way.

A great film for James Dean fans, Tom Hulce fans and Richard Thomas fans.


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