The Buddy Holly Story Movie Review 1978

Information and Film Reviews for The Buddy Holly Story the Movie

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An acclaimed biography of the famed 1950s pop star, spanning the years from his meteoric career's beginnings in Lubbock to his tragic early death in the now famous plane crash of February 3, 1959. Busey performs Holly's hits himself.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 113 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama, Price of Fame, Martyred Pop Icons, Rags to Riches, Air Disasters, Biopics: Musicians, Period Piece: 1950s
Screenplay
Robert Gittler
Cast
Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan, Albert "Poppy" Popwell
Cinematography
Stevan Larner
Director
Steve Rash
Music
Joe Renzetti
Other
David E. Blewitt
Producer
Fred Bauer, Edward H. Cohen

Awards

Oscars 1978: Orig. Song Score and/or Adapt.; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1978: Actor (Busey).

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