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The Buddy Holly Story

Featuring: Gary Busey, Don Stroud & Charles Martin Smith

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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  Buddy Holly

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Call me an old romantic, this film is pure smooth.
It maybe inaccurate but it plays sounds and sings Buddy Holly. If you're a fan of his music buy it and immerse yourself into the world of Buddy & the 50's.

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  Do not waste money on this

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I have to agree that this film is not all i thought it would be. The Buddy story as i know it was not correct in this film. Gary Busey was uncomfortable to watch as Buddy, and the songs just didn't sound right. I advise to go and watch the musical in London, it is far more entertaining and brilliantly acted.

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  really enjoyed

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I am a guitarist myself, a fan, and even perform a Buddy Holly tribute. I thought the movie was great. Even if some of the material was not accurate....so what! Read a book on Buddy's life or buy a Buddy documentary instead. Enjoy the film for the entertainment value and the music. I thought the guy played a good part as Buddy. Dare I say this.....I have seen some old movie footage of the real Buddy Holly, which is not as entertaining as the stage performances in this movie! Keep on Rockin'.

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  The Buddy Holly Story

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The Buddy Holly Story, is an excallent movie and Gary Buisy is such a star playing Buddy Holly hat's off to Gary Buisy. Andy Joy.

  The Buddy Holly What?????

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As a dedicated historian of that night on 3rd February 1959 I can honestly say this really is just a story. The only truth in it is that Buddy Holly dies that night, and even that is just a message at the end but we know that anyway. The information given in it is so inacurate that I had to laugh. There is no scene of the crash site, the news aftermath, peoples reaction, the airport, or events leading upto the crash. The worst thing is Gary Busey can't sing. The least they could have done is mime him to someone who sounded a little like Buddy Holly as they did in 'La Bamba'. I know Los Lobos were not match for 'Ritchie' but at least they sounded good and even got a number one hit from their cover of the title track. Can you imagine how it would have flopped if Lou Diamond Phillips sang Ritchies music??? You can in this one. There is not even the mention of the rest of the Crickets, Ritchie or J P Richardson (The Big Bopper), or Waylon Jennings who gave up his seat for Valens. You are left guessing until the end as to whether he is on 'The Winter Dance Party Tour' at all. Even though in 'La Bamba' there is inacuracies like the coin toss at the air strip that was not flipped by Buddy Holly but was really flipped by a DJ before they left for the airport the film does do Ritchie good justice. This film is the opposite and is an insult to the late Buddy Holly. The best movie to date on the THREE STARS is still 'La Bamba'. The Buddy Holly story needs to be remade and as we are fast approching the 50th anniversay of 'The Day The Music Died' it should be fitting that this film is re-worked proberly. Forget this if you want facts. Come on all you film producers out there re-make 'The Buddy Holly Story' properly to honour his half centenary of that night. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE Re-make this film.

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  Waiting for a re-make

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This is certainly a film that should be re-made. The interest in Buddy Holly's life continues and box office figures for the West End show 'Buddy' proves it. This film is full of in-correct facts. Any 'Buddy' guitarist will know that Gary Busey was using a 'CBS' fender Strat...(CBS bought Leo Fender out in about 1963..4 years after Buddys death!). There was no mention of Norman Petty record producer, no mention of 'The Crickets' and Gary's voice was awful...an insult to Buddy Holly...Will someone please RE-MAKE this film!! PLEASE!! There is nothing important in this film and my opinion is: go and see the stage show.

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