Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Richard Hatch and Bruce Davison in "Deadman's Curve: The Story of Jan and Dean" (1978)

Just prior to his starring role as Captain Apollo on "Battlestar Galactica", Richard Hatch portrayed 1960's rock star Jan Berry (of Jan and Dean fame) in the CBS TV movie of the week "Deadman's Curve: The Story of Jan and Dean" (aired on Feb. 12, 1978).  In early 1966 Jan Berry was involved in a tragic car accident in Los Angeles that left him severely brain damaged.  Bruce Davison ("The Lathe of Heaven", "Lost") co-stars as Dean Torrence.  Watch for a brief appearance by Anne-Marie Martin (Dori Doreau on "Sledge Hammer!").  The movie was released on VHS tape decades ago but has yet to have an official DVD or Blu-Ray release.

Watch this fantastic movie on YouTube HERE: