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The Buddy Holly Story

Rating:PG
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1978
Running time:113 minutes
Cast:Gary Busey, Charles Martin Smith, Don Stroud, Conrad Janis, William Jordan
Director:Steve Rash
Producer:Fred Bauer
Writer:John Goldrosen
Distributor:Columbia Pictures

Description: From the time he was a high-school student in Lubbock, Texas until his tragic death at age 22 in 1959, Buddy Holly ignored the condemnation by townspeople and his conservative relatives and dedicated his life to the new music he became famous for performing: rock 'n roll. Gary Busey stars as Buddy Holly in this widely acclaimed big-screen biography and sings well enough on camera for the film's adapted musical score to win an Oscar. Among the classic songs by Buddy Holly and the Crickets which can be heard are: Oh Boy, That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, and Not Fade Away.~ Clarke Fountain, All Movie Guide

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