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Deadman's Curve (1978)

Not Rated | | Biography, Drama | TV Movie 3 February 1978
On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan Berry incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Compton

Writers:

Paul Morantz (story), Dalene Young (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Hatch ... Jan Berry
Bruce Davison ... Dean Torrence
Pamela Bellwood ... Annie
Dick Clark ... Himself
Wolfman Jack ... The Jackal
Floy Dean Floy Dean ... Dr. Vivian Sheehan
Denise DuBarry ... Susan (as Denise Du Barry)
Priscilla Cory ... Linda
Anne-Marie Martin ... Nancy (as Eddie Benton)
Kelly Ward ... Billy
Noah Keen ... Jim Arlett
June Dayton ... Clara Berry
Vicki McLean Vicki McLean ... Caroline
Inga Neilsen Inga Neilsen ... Kathy
Charles Pitt Charles Pitt ... Soldier
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Storyline

On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan Berry incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly recovers, learning again to walk and talk. A comeback to the music industry seems impossible, but Jan's willingness to try and with Dean the duo aim for another chance.

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Based on a 'Rolling Stone' magazine feature article by Paul Morantz. See more »

Genres:

Biography | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halálkanyar See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At 37:50, Wolfman Jack introduces himself to Jan and Dean in a small town as "Bob Smith", manager and The Jackal at the local radio station. Wolfman Jack's real name is Robert Weston Smith. See more »

Goofs

At 33:00, there is a what appears to be a 1967 Corvette with a 1967 427 hood in the driveway. As Jan's accident was April 12, 1966, it would have been impossible for him to have a 1967 Corvette. The same Corvette is seen in the small Texas town and shows a passenger dash that is pre-1967 and a gas lid that is a 1965. Also, the hood doesn't have the factory stripe on the center bulge and scoop. This car appears to be made of parts that would not have been around in 1966 with the front end and hood. See more »

Quotes

Jan Berry: You can't draft me! I'm a rock and roll star!
Army Sergeant: Well, Elvis was a lot bigger one and we got him! Now raise your hand!
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Connections

Featured in Behind the Music: Jan and Dean (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby Talk
Written by Mel Shaw
Performed by Jan Berry and Dean Torrence
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Great movie
23 January 2010 | by EhowlewSee all my reviews

I saw this movie as a young adult and, unfortunately have not seen it since. I was not familiar with their story but knew and loved their music. Dead Man's Curve has haunted and inspired me for many years and I highly recommend the movie. I thought it was well acted by everyone and the storyline is compelling. There is truly no other movie like this one and it is true! One should definitely see this movie, if for no other reason than to see the ending - it is both incredible and inspiring.

Hollywood has produced many movies that tell the story of strength growing out of misfortune or human error, redemption rising from the ashes of despair and tragedy. It is my view that this movie tells this story as good as any and better than most. The truth that haunts the storyline creates a compelling and engrossing experience.


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