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Director: Steve Rash     Starring: Gary Busey
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40118948
UPC: 043396080195
UPC 14: 00043396080195
Rating: Game Rating Code
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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.
Editor's 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.


Video Features DVD, Pan and Scan (TV Format), Dolby Digital Stereo, Dolby Surround Sound, English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 6/7/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 113 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1978
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 08019
Video UPC UPC: 00043396080195
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Charles Martin Smith
Video Cast Info Conrad Janis
Video Cast Info Maria Richwine
Video Cast Info Gary Busey
Video Cast Info Bill Jordan
Video Cast Info Albert Popwell
Video Cast Info Don Stroud
Video Cast Info John Goff
Video Cast Info Robert Gittler - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Joe Renzetti - Composer
Video Cast Info Joel Schiller - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Fred Bauer - Producer
Video Cast Info David Blewitt - Editor
Video Cast Info Stevan Larner - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Steve Rash - Director

Professional Reviews

"...[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

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Busey,Gary
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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