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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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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$22,298, 14 November 1982, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$840,958
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Trivia

Having worked on the stage production, Robert Altman was convinced the material would make a good film despite bad critical notices and a short run in theaters for the play. 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 »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

Referenced in Return to the 5 & Dime: An Interview with Ed Graczyk (2014) See more »

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Amazing Grace
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Music by William Walker and Lyrics by John Newton
Heard on the radio in the opening scene
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Excellent - Wonderful - Fabulous
29 November 1998 | by 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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