Overview

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 ingenue 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.

  1. Mardi Rustam

    Director

  2. Dan Sefton

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Casper Van Dien

    Casper Van Dien

    James Dean

  2. Robert Mitchum

    Robert Mitchum

    George Stevens

  3. Diane Ladd

    Diane Ladd

    Mama Pierangeli

  4. Connie Stevens

    Connie Stevens

    Jane Deacy

  5. Carrie Mitchum

    Pier Angeli

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James Dean: Race with Destiny

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  • October 2, 1997
    PG-13
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

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