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Selena (1997)

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Marcela Quintanilla
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Sara (as Alexandra Meneses)
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Chris Perez
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Abraham Quintanilla
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Abie Quintanilla
Pete Astudillo ...
Himself - Dinos 1990's
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Joe Ojeda - Dinos 1990's (as Ruben Gonzalez)
Ricky Vela ...
Himself - Dinos 1990's
Don Shelton ...
Stage Dancer
Richard Emanuelle ...
Concert Reporter (as Richard Emanuele)
Panchito Gómez ...
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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singer | tejano | marriage | 1980s | tragedy | See more »

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For One Brilliant, Shining Moment...The American Dream Came True. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

21 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 studio where "I Could Fall In Love" is recorded in the movie, is Studio A in Q-Productions, where Selena actually recorded her English Album. See more »

Goofs

When Abraham is first teaching Selena to sing in Spanish, he has glasses on his collar, and close up, there are no glasses on his collar. 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

References Dear God (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Funky Town
(1979)
(also called "Funkytown")
Written by Steven Greenberg
Produced by A.B. Quintanilla (as A.B. Quintanilla III)
Rightsong Music, Inc. (BMI) o/b/o Itself and Steven Greenberg Music
Courtesy of Q Productions, Inc.
Performed by Selena
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10 out of 10 movie
22 September 2002 | by (Washington) – See all my reviews

this was the greatest movie about the life of a singer or famous person i have ever seen. Jennifer Lopez did perfect and so did the people that played her family and friends throughout the movie, if you havent watched this movie yet, u should! it's great!!!


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