PG-13 | | Drama
Soon after the premiere of East of Eden (1955), it became clear that James Dean had achieved star status. Modern sources speculate that, because of his new box-office appeal and the growing success of teenage rebel movies, Warners decided to "upgrade" this film, budgeting it ... ...
First police officer:
Get up, get up. Mixed up in that beating on 12th street, huh?
Second police officer: No. Plain drunkenness.
The duration of the "chickie run" was obviously extended to heighten its tension and dramatic impact. The cars are seen going far too fast, and for far too long a period of time, to cover the distance to the cliff. At the speed they were traveling over the distance involved, they should have gone over the cliff within a few seconds.
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