La Bamba 2: Hell is a Drag is a camp / sci-fi / horror, parody sequel to the 1987 film La Bamba [the biopic of Chicano rock n' roll star Ritchie Valens]. The film is set in 2059, 100 years ... See full summary »
The musical career of rock and roll pioneer Buddy Holly is chronicled, from the days when "Peggy Sue" was "Cindy Lou", a song about his first girlfriend, to the meteoric run of "That'll Be the Day" up the charts, to his marriage, breakup with the Crickets, reunion with the Crickets, and untimely death.Written by
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According to actor Gary Busey on the DVD commentary, the line that Charles Martin Smith says about "a fighter who strafes and trains . . . " during the drive to Nashville was just Smith accidentally blurting out loud something he was thinking, thus Busey and Stroud's genuine reactions. See more »
Buddy's romance with Maria was whirlwind, rather than the stubborn courtship shown in the movie. See more »
Hey, Riley, we're all plugged in and checked up... yeah, we're ready.
[to Ray Bob]
Riley wants to hear you at the mike - that's the one right there; say somethin' into that mike.
Ray Bob Simmons:
One, two, three, testing... one...
How's that sound?
All right, that's a good level, Buddy, hold it right there... Yeah, you better get ready, it's about thirty seconds till eight.
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Caption shown after the end credits are over: "This film is dedicated to those who loved him first - Mr. & Mrs. Lawrence Holley, Maria Elena Holly" See more »
Gary Busey's best performance in a nicely-flowing biography. Since had a musical background, he was able to do his own songs and it really works. It's always good to see that fine actor, Don Stroud (one of the crickets) and Charlie Martin Smith as well.
An 8 out of 10. Best performance = Gary Busey. Thankfully, Mr. Busey was Oscar-nominated for this, losing to Jon Voight in COMING HOME. A fairly low-budget flick that doesn't disappoint, with GREAT SONGS by Mr. Holly. I hope this made plenty of dough. Busey was never this popular again for varying reasons, but thankfully he has this one great one on his resume.
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