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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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Mardi Rustam
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casper Van Dien ... James Dean
Carrie Mitchum Carrie Mitchum ... Pier Angeli
Diane Ladd ... Mama Pierangeli
Mike Connors ... Jack Warner
Robert Mitchum ... George Stevens
Connie Stevens ... Jane Deacy
Casey Kasem ... Bill Romano
Joseph Campanella ... Winton Dean
Janelle Paradee Janelle Paradee ... Marisa Pierangeli
Louis D'Alto Louis D'Alto ... Vic Damone
Monique Parent ... Ursula
Carmen Romano Carmen Romano ... Elia Kazan
Dan Sefton Dan Sefton ... TV Director
Steve Hughes Steve Hughes ... Gig Young
Robin Joi Brown Robin Joi Brown ... Jennifer
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality, brief strong language and an accident scene | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

James Dean: Live Fast Die Young See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Robert Mitchum's final acting role. See more »

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During the scene in the garage toward the end of the film, there is a poster from the movie Grease on the wall. Grease wasn't released until 1978. See more »

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References Giant (1956) See more »

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You Are The One
Words and Music by Gordon Waller and Keith Allison
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Who wrote this script? Silly inferences!
27 August 2005 | by bogradeSee all my reviews

Unless this script was written based on Pier Angeli's romantic memories; and lack of grasp on who James Dean was. Now this could have been the case that the Angeli family sold her personal letters or something. As best I've read Dean's most serious love was Dizzy Sheridan; he just smarted from being dumped by the Italian beauty queen. The film made it seem like he was suicidal on their breakup; and that was part of why he had the accident that killed him. These are very very, silly inferences!

It is criminal to have produced and released this.

The film made it seem like Dean was just an precocious teenager with no depth or IQ.


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