Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

Sandy Dennis
Director: Robert Altman Cast: Sandy Dennis
Sandy Dennis
, Cher
, Karen Black
Karen Black
Robert Altman


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Robert Altman directed this low-budget film version of the play by Ed Graczyk, also directed by Altman on Broadway with the same cast. The film takes place in the small Texas town of McCarthy in 1975. Inside of a five-and-dime store, a reunion is planned for the members of a local 1950s James Dean fan club. An odd assortment of women arrive, revealing hidden secrets, as Altman flashes back, showing the women as young James Dean fans, and then jumps forward to present day to reveal the ravages of time and lost innocence. Among the women returning for the reunion is Mona (Sandy Dennis), a disturbed woman who, in the '50s, got a job as an extra on the Giant shoot and nine months later gave birth to a son, who she claims is James Dean's child. There is Sissy (Cher), a wisecracking waitress, and also Joanne (Karen Black), who holds a shocking secret that is revealed at the reunion. Besides the three main players, a collection of supporting characters maneuver around the periphery. They are Stella Mae (Kathy Bates), the wife of a rich petroleum executive; Edna Louise (Marta Heflin), a shy, withdrawn woman with numerous children; Juanita (Sudie Bond), the manager of the five-and-dime store; and Joe Qualley (Mark Patton), a young man who likes to dress up in women's clothing.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/18/2014
UPC: 0887090081306
Original Release: 1982
Rating: PG
Source: Olive Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 4,418

Special Features

An intimate interview with playwright and screenwriter Ed Graczyk.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sandy Dennis Mona
Cher Sissy
Karen Black Joanne
Sudie Bond Juanita
Marta Heflin Edna Louise
Kathy Bates Stella May
Mark Patton Joe Qualley
Ruth Miller Clarissa
Caroline Aaron Martha
Gena Ramsel Sue Ellen
Ann Risley Phyllis Marie
Dianne Turley Travis Alice Ann

Technical Credits
Robert Altman Director
Scott Bushnell Costumes/Costume Designer,Producer
Ed Graczyck Screenwriter
David Gropman Production Designer,Set Decoration/Design
Pierre Mignot Cinematographer
Peter Newman Executive Producer
Jason Rosenfield Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
1. Opening Titles [:12]
2. Stella Mae [7:21]
3. What Joe Is [14:56]
4. Joanne [14:43]
5. Edna Louise [22:13]
6. Mona's Story [7:28]
7. Sissy's Secret [16:38]
8. What Jimmy Is [11:20]
9. Chapter 9 [15:14]

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