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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »
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The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind Mona's son, James Dean Junior ? Written by David Gibson <djg@ukc.ac.uk>

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A cup of coffee and a side of dreams.

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4 May 1983 (Netherlands)  »

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$850,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The film's one set was actually one double-set with two-way mirrors which were utilized for the flashback sequences. The two-way mirrored double-set was operated by computerized lighting modules which caused their own unique problems for the production. See more »

Goofs

Though pains were no doubt made to ensure that the "mirror-image" flashback set for all 1955 scenes appears to be the exact opposite of the set for 1975 scenes, packaging for the many GE light bulbs stored on a back shelf in 1955 are not reversed as they should be (though the large GE sign above is correctly reversed). See more »

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[first lines]
Juanita: Jimmy Dean? Jimmy Dean! Come on back here to the five-and-dime now, Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean, you're out here, I know you are.
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Behind the closing credits, the camera pans around the abandoned building. We hear the wind blowing, with doors banging in the background. See more »

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Referenced in The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) See more »

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If It's a Dream
Written by Stella Unger & Victor Young
Performed by the The McGuire Sisters
Courtesy of Chappell Music
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A good film with interesting characters
21 December 2003 | by (Bellport,New York) – See all my reviews

I love Robert Altman films. Why? Because they always tell real human stories. This is no exception. The cast is excellent. Especially Sandy Dennis and Cher. The story of three girls and a friend who reunite in their small town . With Sandy Dennis recollection of how things were being quite different from the other girls. It is excellent. It is soft and sad in a way. The ending, with the same location 10 years after looking old and forgotten. Which holds true for any place at a given time. I wish I could find it on video or D.V.D. One of Robert Altman's best.


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