7.2/10
174
3 user

Too Young to Die 

A series depicting the lives and deaths of various celebrities who died well before their time.
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

ALL

Episodes

Seasons


Years



3   2   1  
2015   2014   2012  

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

The Nineties (2017)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A TV documentary miniseries chronicling the trends, pop culture, and important events that took place from 1990 to 1999.

Stars: Dan Rather, Gil Troy, Nelson George
The 2000s (2018)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A TV documentary miniseries chronicling the trends, pop culture, and important events that took place from 2000 to 2009.

Stars: Renee Graham, Julian Zelizer, Todd Boyd
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

British historian Lucy Worsley travels to Russia to investigate the 300-year reign of the Romanov dynasty.

Stars: Lucy Worsley, Janet Hartley, Simon Dixon
Documentary | Biography | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

A documentary on the late Vivian Maier, a nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers.

Directors: John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
Stars: Vivian Maier, John Maloof, Daniel Arnaud
Studio 54 (2018)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The story of the notorious 1970s New York City nightclub.

Director: Matt Tyrnauer
Stars: Ian Schrager, Steve Rubell, Donald Rubell
Murder Files (2013)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Examining some of the UK's most recent major criminal investigations.

Stars: Stuart Black, Gildo Claps, Mark Cooper
LA 92 (2017)
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Twenty-five years after the verdict in the Rodney King trial sparked several days of protests, violence and looting in Los Angeles, filmmakers examine that tumultuous period through rarely seen archival footage.

Directors: Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Stars: Henry Alfaro, Danny Bakewell, John D. Barnett
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The official trailer for TOO YOUNG TO DIE!, a supernatural comedy about an unlucky high school student who dies in a bus crash during a school trip only to be press-ganged into a demonic ... See full summary »

Director: Kankurô Kudô
Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Aoi Morikawa
Too Young to Die? (TV Movie 1990)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An abused 15 year old is charged with a murder that carries the death penalty in this fact-based story.

Director: Robert Markowitz
Stars: Michael Tucker, Juliette Lewis, Brad Pitt
Horror

After a train crash, a small village in the North of England is overrun with the living dead. A group of children, alone, are forced to survive at any cost.

Directors: Henry Thompson, James Thompson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bill Oberst Jr., Bill Hutchens, Melissa Suffield
Sweat (1996)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Drama series about the students at an Australian school for the athletically-gifted.

Stars: Martin Henderson, Inge Hornstra, Melissa Thomas
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Footage from My Own Private Idaho (1991) is re-contextualized in James Franco's tribute to River Phoenix.

Directors: James Franco, Gus Van Sant
Stars: Wilmer Calderon, Jim Freivogel, Brian Lally
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Paul Bendelow Paul Bendelow ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2012-2015
Karla Schlender Karla Schlender ...  Narrator 3 episodes, 2012
Edit

Storyline

A series depicting the lives and deaths of various celebrities who died well before their time.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

14 July 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Akik túl fiatalon mentek el See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Broadview TV See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(4 episodes)

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Stars Gone Too Soon
2 February 2017 | by DreamyUnicornSee all my reviews

I have always enjoyed watching celebrity documentaries like "E! True Hollywood Story" and "Biography." When I saw the documentary series, "Too Young to Die" on Netflix, I just knew I had to add it to my list.

So far, I have watched the following episodes from Season 1: "Sharon Tate," "Natalie Wood," "Judy Garland," "Kurt Cobain," and "River Phoenix."

This documentary series definitely does not disappoint the viewer. Each episode is narrated well and we get a glimpse into each celebrity's life. Each episode covers the star's life from when he or she was born until his or her final days. We also get to see where they grew up and learn more about their childhood and rise to stardom. Also each episode has a running time of 51 minutes which I think is a good length. I think it isn't too long but isn't too short either.

We get to hear perspectives and insights from family members, friends, colleagues, biographers, fellow fans, and so forth. These tiny details are often not something we can find in books or movies. But these things can only be told by those who were very close to the celebrities themselves.

Also this series really makes you think of what could have been if he or she had lived. What else would they have been able to achieve? What other dreams did they hope to fulfill? Why did fate get in the way of their aspiring success?

Some of these celebrities were just starting out and were on their way to achieving astounding possibilities but their lives were tragically cut short. Some reached high levels of fame and popularity but didn't know how to handle it all. It just became too much for them. Then there were some who came crashing down because they weren't getting many job offers like they used to. They felt their days were outnumbered.

All these people lived for such a short while but made such an impression on pop culture and left behind such legacies. Fortunately, we have their movies, music, and stories to remember them by.

On a side note, I would have to disagree with what another reviewer had posted on here regarding some celebrities being too "old" when they died. I know some celebrities died in their 20s which is very young while others have died in their 40s. If we compare that to how most people in general pass away in their 70s+ then I think the 40s age range is still pretty young. However, I do agree with what the reviewer said regarding this series being well presented and including thorough research.

I hope there will be a season 2 because I am looking forward to watching it. I would like to see episodes in season 2 or future seasons which feature James Dean (24), Dominique Dunne (22), Rebecca Schaeffer (21), Karen Carpenter (32), and Jonathan Brandis (27).

If you like documentaries like "E! True Hollywood Story" or any other celebrity documentary series then I highly recommend "Too Young to Die." You won't be disappointed!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 3 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed