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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

PG 113 min - Drama, Music - 18 May 1978
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Gary Busey gives an electrifying, Oscar(r) nominated performance (Best Actor-1978) as Buddy Holly, the musical genius from Lubbock, Texas, who changed the tune of rock n' roll history. With a groundbreaking combination of country music and rhythm & blues, Buddy Holly and the Crickets (Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith) catapulted to national stardom in just three short years with such hits as "That'll Be the Day," "It's So Easy," and "Peggy Sue." By the age of 22, Holly had it all: chart-topping singles, a beautiful wife, and international acclaim until tragedy ended a brilliant career but not his music. In an Academy Award(r) - winning score adaptation, Busey sings Holly's greatest hits in this dynamic tribute to one of the most influential rock n' rollers of all time and the legacy he left behind.

Director:  Steve Rash
Stars:  Gary Busey, Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith, Conrad Janis, William Jordan, Maria Richwine, Amy Johnston, Dick O'Neill, Fred Travalena, Neva Patterson, Arch Johnson, John F. Goff, Gloria Irizarry, Jody Berry, Richard Kennedy, Jim Beach, Gailard Sartain, Albert Popwell, Paul Mooney

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Gary Busey gives an electrifying, Oscar(r) nominated performance (Best Actor-1978) as Buddy Holly, the musical genius from Lubbock, Texas, who changed the tune of rock n' roll history. With a groundbreaking combination of country music and rhythm & blues, Buddy Holly and the Crickets (Don Stroud, Charles Martin Smith) catapulted to national stardom in just three short years with such hits as "That'll Be the Day," "It's So Easy," and "Peggy Sue." By the age of 22, Holly had it all: chart-topping singles, a beautiful wife, and international acclaim until tragedy ended a brilliant career but not his music. In an Academy Award(r) - winning score adaptation, Busey sings Holly's greatest hits in this dynamic tribute to one of the most influential rock n' rollers of all time and the legacy he left behind.



Tagline: His Story Will Have You Singing, Laughing, Crying, Cheering And Stomping Your Feet.

Genres: Drama, Music

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  18 May 1978

Box Office

Budget:  $1,200,000
Revenue:  $14,363,400

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Innovisions, Columbia Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 53 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE — Gary Busey {“Buddy Holly”}
MUSIC (Adaptation Score) — Joe Renzetti  – WON
SOUND  — Tex Rudloff, Joel Fein, Curly Thirlwell, Willie Burton


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