September 30, 1955 [DVD] [1977]

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This film, aired on television as 24 Hours of the Rebel, delves into the hero-worship aura that surrounded James Dean following his tragic death. This stars The Waltons' Richard Thomas (getting a break from his usual "goody-goody" roles), who, as character "Jimmy J," is stunned by Dean's death and gathers his friends in a drinking foray where the stupor comes more from their turbulent emotions than from the suds. Quite respected for its real-life glimpses, this film is the debut of Dennis Quaid. ~ Phillip Erlewine, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Richard Thomas
    Richard Thomas - Jimmy J.
  • Susan Tyrrell
    Susan Tyrrell - Melba Lou
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    Deborah Benson - Charlotte
  • Lisa Blount
    Lisa Blount - Billie Jean
  • Tom Hulce
    Tom Hulce - Hanley
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