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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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Cast

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Joe Ojeda - Dinos 1990's (as Ruben Gonzalez)
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Himself - Dinos 1990's
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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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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 part in the movie when Chris and Selena are walking on the pier together, was shot in Aransas Pass, Texas at an old company called "Gulf King". See more »

Goofs

When Selena's father is teaching them how to play instruments when they are young, he tries to play the drums but Hen falls. When he falls, he lands on a pillow, but in the next shot, the pillow is gone. 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

Featured in Selena: Queen of Tejano (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Bidi Bidi Bom Bom
(1994)
Written by Selena (as Selena Quintanilla-Perez) and Pete Astudillo
Produced by A.B. Quintanilla (as A.B. Quintanilla III)
Used by permission of Fat and Funky Music (BMI) and Peace Rock Publishing (BMI)
Courtesy of EMI Latin
Performed by Selena
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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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