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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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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 Star's Fatal Journey To Immortality ... See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Mitchum's final acting role. See more »

Goofs

A poster for True Grit can be seen on the wall outside Jack Warner's office. "True Grit" was released 14 years after James Dean's death and by Paramount, not Warner Brothers. See more »

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References Rebel Without a Cause (1955) See more »

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Angeli
Music by Gordon Waller
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poor everything
28 June 2001 | by dovie_corleoneSee all my reviews

I just saw James Dean: Live fast Die young, and somewhat (if not very) dissapointed of the film. I'm not an actor but I watch movies, especially classic movies, religiously. Putting Casper Van Dien as Jimmy Dean in this picture is a sin, he did a very dissapointing job portraying Dean. My most dissapointment goes for the team that made this film. Back in those days smoking was COOL! And Van Dien couldn't even drag a cigarette. The Lighting is biased, did they try to make look like an old movie, or what? The same goes to the motorcycle- riding scene. But it is good to see that somebody finally decide to make a movie about America's Legend. But I am sorry that I bought this DVD instead of renting it... =) Peace to all of you


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