Come Back to the 5 & Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)
September 16, 2022 10:07 PM - Subscribe

A James Dean fan club reunites after 20 years in a dying Texas town.

Starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Mark Patton, Karen Black, Sudie Bond, and Kathy Bates.

Robert Altman directed both the movie and a stage play with the same cast.

Pauline Kael wrote:
It's doubtful if a major film director has ever before voluntarily taken on as thoroughgoing a piece of drivel as this one--a play by Ed Graczyk set in a Texas small-town 5 & Dime and centering on the reunion of a James Dean fan club on the 20th anniversary of his death. The movie version shouldn't work, but it does. When Robert Altman gives a project everything he's got, his skills are such that he can make poetry out of fake poetry and magic out of fake magic.
Available on Youtube.
posted by xxx9038709992203 (1 comment total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
That's quite a pull quote from the review.
posted by Nerd of the North at 10:30 PM on September 16, 2022 [1 favorite]

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