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Selena (1997)

PG  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  21 March 1997 (USA)
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The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.

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Selena's final live performance was recorded at the Houston Astrodome a month before her tragic death.

Stars: Selena, Arturo Meza, Joe Ojeda
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Joe Ojeda - Dinos 1990's (as Ruben Gonzalez)
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Concert Reporter (as Richard Emanuele)
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Young Abraham - Dinos 1961 (as Panchito Gomez)
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Bobby - Dinos 1961
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Seff - Dinos 1961
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Storyline

The film tells the story of the life of Mexican "Tejano" style singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the progress of her career resulting in her No. 1 US album. Written by Anonymous

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Discover the true story of one of America's brightest stars...that faded too soon. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated PG for some mild language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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21 March 1997 (USA)  »

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Selena: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,615,722 (USA) (21 March 1997)

Gross:

$35,422,828 (USA) (27 June 1997)
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Trivia

The Houston Astrodome concert scene was actually filmed at the San Antonio Alamadome and 35,000 extras were not paid but actually given coupons for free Coke product. See more »

Goofs

While recording, "I Could Fall in Love" one of the record executives has his hands on his hips in one shot, then the next they're in his pockets. See more »

Quotes

Selena Quintanilla: You know I was just thinking, I've never seen you dance. Do you dance?
Chris Perez: Dance? Oh yea, I dance. Yea I put on my white shoes and black jacket and dance like John Travolta.
Selena Quintanilla: Yea, well, we can dance this. Come on. Let me see you dance.
Chris Perez: I was just kidding.
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Crazy Credits

The producers wish to thank The Quintanilla Family See more »

Connections

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El Reloj
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by Roberto Cantoral
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User Reviews

 
Simple, basic and extremely powerful!
23 August 1999 | by See all my reviews



I only sat down to watch this movie because I smelled sex appeal. Probably before the movie started I could not tell you which was Jennifer and which was Selena. But by the end of the movie I was an emotional basket case.

The movie itself is simple and basic. It is innocent and honest and you kind of think to yourself that SELENA feels like a TV movie although the acting is solid. But unlike any TV movie something happens -- the movie jells -- and the end hits you as sudden and hard as a lightning strike.

SELENA and MAN IN THE MOON are the only two movies that make my eyes water just by thinking of them.

Powerful.


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