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The Buddy Holly Story

The Buddy Holly Story

Released on 14 April 2003

Format: DVD | Rating: PG

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Buddy Holly laid the foundations for a generation of popular music with his ground-breaking combination of country music and rhythm and blues. This film tells his story from it's explosive beginning to its tragic end with Gary Busey giving an electrifying, Oscar nominated performance (Best Actor 1978) as the young genius from Lubbock, Texas, who changed the tune of rock 'n' roll history. Young Buddy's studious appearance gave no hint of the 'new music' which was about to take the world by storm. His unique brand of rock 'n' roll catapulted him and the Crickets to national stardom in just three short years, with hits such as 'That'll Be The Day' and 'Peggy Sue'. Despite opposition from the mainly redneck Texas community, his mother who nagged him to get a proper job and his girlfriend who wanted to tame him - by the age of 22, Holly had it all but the trials and tribulations of fame began to take it's toll and his brilliant career ended in tragedy all too quickly. 'The Buddy Holly Story' is one of the best biopics ever produced for the cinema and features 12 of his greatest hit songs as well as winning the 1978 Academy Award for Best Adaptation Score. It's a dynamic tribute to one of the most influential rock 'n' rollers of all time and his legacy.
  • Audio commentary by director Steve Rash and Gary Busey
  • Interactive menu
  • Scene access
actorCharles Martin Smith
additional-languagesFrench (Dolby 1.0 Mono)
directorSteve Rash
duration1 hour and 49 minutes
languagesEnglish ; French
subtitlesNone listed