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Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 6 April 1983 (France)
The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Altman

Writers:

Ed Graczyk (play), Ed Graczyk (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sandy Dennis ... Mona
Cher ... Sissy
Karen Black ... Joanne
Sudie Bond ... Juanita
Kathy Bates ... Stella Mae
Marta Heflin ... Edna Louise
Mark Patton ... Joe Qualley
Caroline Aaron ... Teenager
Ruth Miller Ruth Miller ... Teenager
Gena Ramsel Gena Ramsel ... Teenager
Ann Risley ... Teenager
Dianne Travis Dianne Travis ... Teenager (as Dianne Turley Travis)
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Storyline

The Disciples of James Dean meet up on the anniversary of his death and mull over their lives in the present and in flashback, revealing the truth behind their complicated lives. Who is the mysterious Joanne and what's the real story behind Mona's son, James Dean Junior ? Written by David Gibson <djg@ukc.ac.uk>

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A cup of coffee and a side of dreams.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 April 1983 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Come Back to the 5 and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$840,958

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$840,958
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Trivia

Of the 12-member cast, only one was a male. See more »

Goofs

Though pains were no doubt made to ensure that the "mirror-image" flashback set for all 1955 scenes appears to be the exact opposite of the set for 1975 scenes, packaging for the many GE light bulbs stored on a back shelf in 1955 are not reversed as they should be (though the large GE sign above is correctly reversed). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Juanita: Jimmy Dean? Jimmy Dean! Come on back here to the five-and-dime now, Jimmy Dean. Jimmy Dean, you're out here, I know you are.
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Crazy Credits

Behind the closing credits, the camera pans around the abandoned building. We hear the wind blowing, with doors banging in the background. See more »

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Referenced in The 78th Annual Academy Awards (2006) See more »

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If It's a Dream
Written by Stella Unger & Victor Young
Performed by the The McGuire Sisters
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ONE OF THE VERY FEW MAGICAL MOVIES I HAVE SEEN
18 October 1999 | by caarotSee all my reviews

Although I saw this film many years ago, and I have seen it only once, the memories are still strong and I often think back to the feelings and thoughts it thrust upon me. Too few movies I have seen in my life stay with me very long...this on one that has.

I am not sure if this was written a stage play. The fact that it only has one location suggests that it was. The characters are complex and have so much depth that I am almost sure it was. They have not been written as characters to be placed over a story, they are the story.

I saw this movie late one night. Maybe I was tired. Maybe I was on a low. Maybe I was open to suggestion. Who knows? But. When I saw this movie, it stirred so many feelings within me, opened up my mind to so many thoughts and questioned so many things not only in my life but in the world in general that it could not have just passed without making it's mark.

If you like to watch movies that make you truly 'think' and which take you inside them...sometime to places you do not wish to go, then I whole heartedly recommend this one.

Take something away with you from this one and the world will be a better place....and you will be a better person.


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