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Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a play by Ed Graczyk , and its film version, directed by Robert Altman, and starring Sandy Dennis, Cher, Karen Black, Sudie Bond and Kathy Bates.
It tells the story of a group of women, all members of a James Dean fan club, who meet on the anniversary of his death in the small town in which Giant was filmed. Many critics wrote that the film version did little to expand the story from its stage origins, however the actors were generally praised for the depth of their characterisations.
The movie was an important turning point in fulfilling the movie career aspirations of Cher. After trying for several years to be taken seriously and given an opportunity as an actress, Cher was regarded as something of a Hollywood joke, until she performed in the stage version of this play, along with Black and Dennis. The strong reviews she received for her stage work paved the way for her to be cast in the film version. She was tipped to secure an Academy Award nomination for her role as Sissy, and although this did not happen, she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award. This success led to her being cast in Silkwood in 1983, for which she received a nomination for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
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