About

After moving to a new town, troublemaking teen Jim Stark is supposed to have a clean slate, although being the new kid in town brings its own problems. While searching for some stability, Stark forms a bond with a disturbed classmate, Plato, and falls for local girl Judy. However, Judy is the girlfriend of neighborhood tough, Buzz. When Buzz violently confronts Jim and challenges him to a drag rac...

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Directed by

Nicholas Ray

Written by

Nicholas Ray (Story)
Irving Shulman (Adaptation)
Stewart Stern (Screenplay)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

The bad boy from a good family.

Cast

Keywords

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Photos

Lists

#529 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#477 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#64 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Motion Picture Story