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Rebel. Icon. Legend. James Dean’s untimely death on September 30, 1955, shocked the world and helped define an entire generation. This gripping drama chronicles the reactions of an Arkansas college town to the tragedy and focuses on Jimmy J., a young man who idolized the rising star. Racked with grief, Jimmy holds a vigil that quickly devolves into a drunken spectacle with its own catastrophic consequences. Dennis Quaid also stars in "September 30, 1955": a day that forever changed the lives of many.

  1. James Bridges

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Thomas

    Richard Thomas

    Jimmy J.

  2. Susan Tyrrell

    Susan Tyrrell

    Melba Lou Turner

  3. Deborah Benson


  4. Lisa Blount

    Lisa Blount

    Billie Jean Turner

  5. Tom Hulce

    Tom Hulce


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September 30, 1955
September 30, 1955


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  • January 6, 1978


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

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