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James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  3 October 1997 (USA)
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Casper Van Dien of STARSHIP TROOPERS stars as James Dean, whose remarkable talent and rebel attitude took Hollywood by storm. But as Dean's star begins to rise, his passionate affair with ... See full summary »

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Casper Van Dien of STARSHIP TROOPERS stars as James Dean, whose remarkable talent and rebel attitude took Hollywood by storm. But as Dean's star begins to rise, his passionate affair with Italian ingénue Pier Angeli (Carrie Mitchum of THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) angers her disapproving mother (Academy Award nominee Diane Ladd) and studio chief Jack Warner (Mike Connors). How did a broken heart, reckless behavior and his relationships with Natalie Wood, Sal Mineo and director George Stevens (the legendary Robert Mitchum in his final screen role) lead to Dean's ultimate race with destiny? Connie Stevens, Joseph Campanella and Casey Kasem co-star in this revealing biopic that goes behind the myth to tell the true story of the superstar who lived fast, died young and left a legacy that changed movies forever. Bonus Features Trailer Deleted scenes English subtitles

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A Star's Fatal Journey To Immortality ... See more »

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Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, brief strong language and an accident scene | See all certifications »
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3 October 1997 (USA)  »

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James Dean: Live Fast Die Young  »

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Robert Mitchum's final acting role. See more »

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In the opening scene, Dean is seen wearing a 1990s style racing helmet. See more »

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References Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956) See more »

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Dreamin'
Music by Jim Blazer
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T.V. movie is better
6 February 2002 | by (seattle) – See all my reviews

I really love James Dean, but I really truly hated this movie. It was a terrible portrayal on his behalf. James Dean was really really shy in real life, and the only way we saw that was when we saw him talk about racing when he was filming his shoot on the cowboy movie. Overall I thought this was a terrible portrayal on Dean himself and a disgrace to him. If you want to do a realistic story, do it right please.


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