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“Deadman’s Curve” Film Locations

Lights, Camera, Los Angeles: Film Locations from Deadman’s Curve
By Mark A. Moore, Author of The Jan & Dean Record

In the fall of 1977—41 years ago—production began for Jan & Dean’s film biography Deadman’s Curve, starring Richard Hatch as Jan Berry and Bruce Davison as Dean Torrence.

A ratings blockbuster, the highly fictionalized film debuted on national television on February 3, 1978. The movie’s popularity paved the way for Jan & Dean’s touring reunion in 1978 and 1979.

Here’s a look at some of the shooting locations in and around Los Angeles.

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