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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 »

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

Ed Graczyk (play), Ed Graczyk (screenplay)
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sandy Dennis ... Mona
Cher ... Sissy
Karen Black ... Joanne
Sudie Bond ... Juanita
Kathy Bates ... Stella Mae
Marta Heflin ... Edna Louise
Mark Patton ... Joe Qualley
Caroline Aaron ... Teenager
Ruth Miller Ruth Miller ... Teenager
Gena Ramsel Gena Ramsel ... Teenager
Ann Risley ... Teenager
Dianne Travis ... Teenager (as Dianne Turley Travis)
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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A cup of coffee and a side of dreams.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Did You Know?

Trivia

All the action in the film takes place in a Woolworth's department store. 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 »

Soundtracks

Are You Looking for a Sweetheart?
Written by Larry Stevens and Harthman Sherwood
Performed by the The McGuire Sisters
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Many hidden or not so hidden messages
5 June 2005 | by sproeSee all my reviews

I see something different every time I see this movie. What starts out seeming to be a very simplistic movie about James Dean fans is really more about what we believe in and how difficult it sometimes is to get beyond "false fronts".

Cher is excellent and the rest of the cast do a credible job of allowing us to see different viewpoints through different characters. Marta Heflin as Edna Louise probably has the most to offer in the way of "the moral to the story". Sudie Bond as Juanita has some of the best lines delivered in an excellent "why me" voice.

Things are not the way they seem in any of the characters lives with one exception.

Don't just watch this movie once. Watch it again and again and pick up something more each time.


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