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The Buddy Holly Story [Blu-ray]

  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region B Europe/Australia (info)
  • A powerful biography of '50s Texas rockabilly phenomenon Buddy Holly who took his band the Crickets to the top of the charts before a tragic airplane accident ended his life. Portrays Holly as regular, hardworking type who struggles with peers and the music industry before he makes it big with the huge hit "That'll Be The Day." Also details the final events leading up to the plane crash, en route to Minnesota in a snow storm on February 3, 1959, which also claimed the lives of Richie Valens and the Big Bopper.

    Academy Awards Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score 1978 Joe Renzetti American Composer

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  • Credits
    Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, Maria Richwine, Bill Jordan, Albert Popwell, John Goff
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Busey gives a] galvanizing solo performance....Comes alive [during the musical segments]..."
    New York Times

    "...[An] always-watchable bio..."
    USA Today

    "...[The film] packs solid dramatic and musical punch....THE BUDDY HOLLY story smacks of realism....Gary Busey not only imparts the driven, perfectionist side of Holly's character, but his vocal work is excellent..."
    Variety

    "...Rash's likeable biopic is galvanised by Gary Busey's dynamic turn as the geeky Holly..."
    Sight and Sound

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