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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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$850,000 (estimated)
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Playwright Ed Graczyk said of his play at its premiere at the Players Theatre, Columbus: " . . . 'Jimmy Dean can' only be described as the result of my own observations and frustrations with progress that ignores a past; the lack of personalization and pride and the recurring need of people to build facades to conceal the truths of their lives. It is the facade that makes abnormal people seem normal and the sad people seem happy, a personal observation which I feel makes the people I write about colorful, theatrical, but most of all, honest . . . The inspiration for 'Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean' came many years ago during my five-year association with the Midland Community Theatre in west Texas. While I was there I had the opportunity to visit Marfa, the site used by Warner Bros. in filming Giant (1956). The only remaining evidence of the film was the facade of the mansion Reata used to film the on location scenes, now crumbling and supported by six telephone poles. It was the memory of that site, the pace of the people and the vivid recollection of the [1950s] idol James Dean on the youth of the period that resulted in the writing of this play". See more »

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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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Crazy Credits

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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References East of Eden (1955) See more »

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Answer Me My Love
Written by Gerhard Winkler (as G. Winkler), Carl Sigman (as C. Sigman) and Fred Rauch
Performed by the The McGuire Sisters
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Excellent - Wonderful - Fabulous
29 November 1998 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I LOVE THIS MOVIE. Every actor is perfect. Karen Black totally rules, though. There isn't a thing about this film I would change. I watch it over and over and never tire of it. It's like an old friend.


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