|Directed by||Richard Compton|
|Produced by||Pat Rooney|
|Written by||Paul Morantz
|Music by||Jan and Dean|
|Distributed by||CBS (US)|
|3 February 1978|
Deadman's Curve is a 1978 made for TV film based on the musical careers of Jan Berry and Dean Torrence. Developed from a 1974 article published in the Rolling Stone magazine by Paul Morantz, who also helped write the screenplay.
On Jan and Dean's rise to the top of the music industry, a horrible car accident leaves Jan Berry incapacitated and their dreams shattered. With the help of Dean and others, Jan slowly recovers, learning again to walk and talk. A comeback to the music industry is seen as a slim chance, but Jan's willingness to try and with Dean right by his side, the duo aim for another shot.
- Jan Berry: Richard Hatch
- Dean Torrence: Bruce Davison
- Annie: Pamela Bellwood
- Dr. Vivian Sheehan: Floy Dean
- Susan: Denise DuBarry
- Billy: Kelly Ward
- Bob "The Jackel" Smith: Wolfman Jack
- Rainbow: Susan Sullivan
All songs featured are the original recordings, except where indicated
- Dead Man's Curve
- Jennie Lee (Jan & Dean version)
- Baby Talk
- Barbara Ann
- The Little Old Lady from Pasadena
- Sidewalk Surfin'
- Like a Summer Rain (a Dean Torrence recording from the self-released "Save For a Rainy Day" LP)
- Surf City
Jan & Dean's back-up band, Papa Doo Run Run featuring Dean Torrence, went into the studio to record some additional songs for the soundtrack. Songs included "Pipeline," "Wipe Out," "I Only Have Eyes for You," "Get a Job," "A Teenager in Love," and "One Summer Night", all of which can be heard playing in the background as incidental music.
- Morrantz, Paul (12 Sep 1974). "The Road Back from Dead Man’s Curve". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 31 July 2011.