Buddy Holly Story

Directed By: Steve Rash Starring: Gary Busey

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Gary busey gives a stunning portrayal of rock star buddy holly. Special features: director and talent commentary, talent files, bonus theatrical trailer, full screen and widescreen versions, dolby surround sound and dolby 4-channel, subtitles: english, french and spanish.


Studio Sony
SKU 40118948
UPC 043396080195
UPC 14 00043396080195
Format DVD
Release Date 6/7/2005
Rating Rating
Rags To Riches
Rock And Roll
Theatrical Release
True Story
Editors Note
Note 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.
Variety "...[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..." 05/17/1978
New York Times "...[Busey gives a] galvanizing solo performance....Comes alive [during the musical segments]..." 07/21/1978 p.C14
USA Today "...[An] always-watchable bio..." 09/29/1995 p.3D
Sight and Sound "...Rash's likeable biopic is galvanised by Gary Busey's dynamic turn as the geeky Holly..." 05/01/2000 p.65
Steve Rash
Gary Busey
Cast & Crew
Charles Martin Smith - Star
Conrad Janis - Star
Maria Richwine - Star
Gary Busey - Star
Bill Jordan - Star
Albert Popwell - Star
Don Stroud - Star
John Goff - Star
Robert Gittler - Screenwriter
Joe Renzetti - Composer
Joel Schiller - Production Designer
Fred Bauer - Producer
David Blewitt - Editor
Stevan Larner - Director of Photography
Steve Rash - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1978
Catalog ID 08019
UPC 00043396080195
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 113 minutes
Color Color
Available Subtitles English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English Dubbed
Name Joe Renzetti
Award Category Best Adapted or Musical Song/Score
Award Status Winner
Award Year 1978
Award Giver Academy Awards
DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Busey,Gary
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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