September 30, 1955 (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.
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Richard Thomas
as Jimmy J.
Susan Tyrrell
as Melba Lou
Deborah Benson
as Charlotte
Lisa Blount
as Billie Jean
Tom Hulce
as Hanley
Collin Wilcox Paxton
as Jimmy J.'s Mother
Ben Fuhrman
as Coach
Ouida White
as Aunt Ethel
Bryan Scott
as Dickie
Glen Irby
as Band Director
Mike Farris
as Edgar
Tom Bonner
as Radio Announcer
Bush Satterfield
as Charlotte's Father
Katherine Satterfield
as Charlotte's Mother
James Dombek
as Mr. Brown
Belynda Dix
as Girl in Car
Melody Hamilton
as Girl with Corsage
Ray Hemphill
as Young Man in Truck
Morris "Tex" Biggs
as Old Man in Truck
John Pearce
as TV Man
Peter Boggs
as Mr. Phillips
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Richard Thomas gives a great performance in James Bridges' sensitive, underestimated drama about the impact of Jimmy Dean's death on youth in a small town.

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