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Selena (1997)

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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Sara (as Alexandra Meneses)
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Pete Astudillo ...
Himself - Dinos 1990's
Rueben Gonzáles ...
Joe Ojeda - Dinos 1990's (as Ruben Gonzalez)
Ricky Vela ...
Himself - Dinos 1990's
Don Shelton ...
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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Selena: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,615,722 (USA) (23 March 1997)

Gross:

$35,422,828 (USA) (29 June 1997)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where Chris Perez (played by Jon Seda) first appears, the close up of his hands playing the guitar are in fact the hands of the real Chris Perez. 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: Hey dad, what was so important you had to drag me over here?
Abraham: Aye, Selena we have a problem. And I don't know where to start. It's Yolanda.
Selena Quintanilla: What?
Abraham: We started to get complaints from fans who had sent money to the fan club and had received nothing. Not a picture, nada. Then I found out she had a problem with her previous employer.
Selena Quintanilla: Well what kind of problem? Because you know Yolanda. She wouldn't do that.
Abraham: Money problems. We didn't find out about it because they had settled it out of court. But I ...
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The producers wish to thank The Quintanilla Family See more »

Connections

References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

On the Radio
(1979)
Music by Giorgio Moroder
Lyrics by Donna Summer
Produced by A.B. Quintanilla (as A.B. Quintanilla III)
Budde Music, Inc. (ASCAP) & Sweet Summer Night Music (BMI)
Budde Music, Inc. administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
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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