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James Dean: Race with Destiny (1997)

James Dean: Live Fast, Die Young (original title)
PG-13 | | Biography, Drama | 3 October 1997 (USA)
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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(as Mardi Rustam)
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... James Dean
Carrie Mitchum ... Pier Angeli
... Mama Pierangeli
... Jack Warner
... George Stevens
... Jane Deacy
... Bill Romano
... Winton Dean
Janelle Paradee ... Marisa Pierangeli
Louis D'Alto ... Vic Damone
... Ursula
Carmen Romano ... Elia Kazan
Dan Sefton ... TV Director
Steve Hughes ... Gig Young
Robin Joi Brown ... Jennifer
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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 deserted road. A deadly crash. A legend is born. See more »

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Biography | Drama

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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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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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Robert Mitchum's final acting role. See more »

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A modern Intex beach ball is seen in the pool scene. See more »

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References Giant (1956) See more »

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Too Cool Fir School
Words and Music by Jim Blazer
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Very disappointed
12 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I bought this movie because I love James Dean and think Casper Van Dien is cool too. When I watched this movie, I was disappointed that it was more of a cheesy fictional story that depicted Dean as a real jerk. Yes some of those things happened but I felt that Casper wasn't James Dean, that he was some misc. character. I hated Casper's acting. What was up with the eyebrows?! James Dean never acted like that. This movie is truely a disgrace to the James Dean legacy. If you guys really want to watch an awesomely acted James Dean recreation movie, watch James Dean starring James Franco. Its the best one I've seen next to the real thing.


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