TV Movie | PG | | Biography, Drama
A biopic about the actor James Dean, whose stardom of the ultimate teenage rebel as well as the premature death made him a legend. His roles are depicted having much in common with his ... See full summary »
In the film, the character, James Dean, refers to his Triumph T110 as the one used by Marlon Brando in The Wild One (1953). In fact, Brando rode his 650cc 6T Triumph Thunderbird in that film.
"I'm playing the drums! Go to hell!"
James Dean's mother seems to have been treated by a mechanical ventilator in what would have been 1940. The first positive pressure ventilators were not available until the 1950s. If mechanically ventilated, she would have been in a negative pressure "iron lung" as was used for polio victims of that era.
Most of this film was based on fact... some was an educated guess.