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The Buddy Holly Story (1978)

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DVD Release Date
 R1: Sep 7, 1999

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Running Time
1 hour, 53 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures, Innovisions/ECA

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• The Buddy Holly Story
• Die Buddy Holly Story (1978)

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Genre: Drama, Musical, Biography, True Story, Tragedy

Tagline: Music never felt this good.

Plot: 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.

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