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Deadman's Curve (1978)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 3 February 1978
On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan Berry incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Compton

Writers:

Paul Morantz (story), Dalene Young (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hatch ... Jan Berry
Bruce Davison ... Dean Torrence
Pamela Bellwood ... Annie
Dick Clark ... Himself
Wolfman Jack ... The Jackal
Floy Dean Floy Dean ... Dr. Vivian Sheehan
Denise DuBarry ... Susan (as Denise Du Barry)
Priscilla Cory ... Linda
Anne-Marie Martin ... Nancy (as Eddie Benton)
Kelly Ward ... Billy
Noah Keen ... Jim Arlett
June Dayton ... Clara Berry
Vicki McLean Vicki McLean ... Caroline
Inga Neilsen Inga Neilsen ... Kathy
Charles Pitt Charles Pitt ... Soldier
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Storyline

On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan Berry incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly recovers, learning again to walk and talk. A comeback to the music industry seems impossible, but Jan's willingness to try and with Dean the duo aim for another chance.

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The story of Jan & Dean. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halálkanyar See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

At 37:50, Wolfman Jack introduces himself to Jan and Dean in a small town as "Bob Smith", manager and The Jackal at the local radio station. Wolfman Jack's real name is Robert Weston Smith. See more »

Goofs

The Corvette that Jan drives down the highway to his crash changes from a silver 1967 Corvette convertible with sidepipes to a silver blue 1964 convertible with no sidepipes as it crashes into the truck. The Corvette he actually crashed was a 1966 Corvette. See more »

Quotes

Jan Berry: You can't draft me! I'm a rock and roll star!
Army Sergeant: Well, Elvis was a lot bigger one and we got him! Now raise your hand!
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Connections

Featured in Behind the Music: Jan and Dean (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Surf City
Written by Jan Berry and Brian Wilson
Performed by The Beach Boys
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Rock & Roll tear jerker .....................
27 August 2011 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

Dean Torrence, played by Bruce Davison is such a good friend to ego maniac Jan Berry, played by Richard Hatch, that Berry's constant abuse of Dean, is difficult to watch. The music, from the garage spawned "Jennie Lee", to their surf sounds and beyond, is a highlight of "Deadman's Curve". The movie features a nice assortment of 50s and 60s cars throughout, including some memorable Corvettes. Jan's rehabilitation becomes somewhat tedious, dragging the second half down a notch. Nevertheless as a time capsule, the film succeeds quite nicely. The "bring out the handkerchiefs" ending is unexpected, and quite effective. - MERK


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