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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

The Buddy Holly Story
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Gary Busey Gary Busey
Charles Hardin 'Buddy' Holly
Don Stroud Don Stroud
Jesse
Conrad Janis Conrad Janis
Ross Turner
William Jordan William Jordan
Riley
Maria Richwine Maria Richwine
Maria Elena Santiago
Amy Johnston Amy Johnston
Cindy Lou
Dick O Dick O'Neill
Sol Gittler


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Alan Swyer Alan Swyer
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John Goldrosen John Goldrosen


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Description: He was a gawky, shy Texas kid with glasses who had rock 'n' roll quicksilver in his soul. In the mid 1950's, Buddy Holly (Gary Busey) and his two high school chums — Jesse Clarence (Don Stroud) and Ray Bob Simms (Charlie Martin Smith) are playing traditional c&w fare in their home town of Lubbock. But word spreads like wildfire when Buddy premiers "That'll Be the Day" at the roller rink. The kids can feel in their bones that somethin' exciting is coming alive. An executive at Decca Records who hears the three-some's music on the radio invites them down to Nashivlle but then scorns their "nigger sounding m ... (more)
Release date: 6 September 1978
Tags: Biography (8), Drama (7), Music (6), 1978 (4), Musical (3), 1970s (3), Singer (3), Tragedy (2), Rags To Riches (2), Comedy (2), Rock And Roll (2), Rock (2), Biopic (2), Singing (1), Musician (1), Rock Music (1), Airplane Crash (1), Disc Jockey (1), Rock Star (1), Expectant Father (1)
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"A decent, straight-forward biopic of the rise to fame of Buddy Holly, from country singer to rock n' roll king. Gary Busey won an Oscar nomination for his performance, in which he sings all the songs himself and live. Solid support too from Don Stroud and Charles Martin Smith as his friends who made up The Crickets. While the direction isn't flashy and it looks more like a TV movie, it still has plenty to enjoy and the music is terrific."


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"Best Original Song or Adaptation Score! Winner: The Buddy Holly Story! Nominees: Pretty Baby The Wiz"


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"April 20 "Thank you, Clearlake! C'mon... we love you, we'll see you next year." This movie was even better than I thought it would be. Mainly because I wasn't sure how Gary Busey was going to pull off the role of Buddy Holly and he just seemed like a weird choice, but he surprisingly pulls it off very well and it was a very good performance. The way they told his story was very well-done and unlike that Ritchie Valens movie La Bamba, I think they had a lot more of a story to tell unlike the "


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