The Day the Music Died

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Plot

Inspired by the trailblazing music and tragic end of Buddy Holly, a modern-day depiction seeks after the same success in a surreal Los Angeles.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 7.0/10 (244 voted)

Director:
Bruno Miotto

Stars: Guy Kent, Paige Segal, Anastasia Lofgren

Storyline
Buddy (22) is a young man, very good-looking, brilliant and self-centered like many others who move to Los Angeles looking for their chance to become popular. He starts to play in a Club, but he finds his public only in young girls fascinated more with his appearance than his real talent. Buddy doesn't care about girls until one day he meets a young girl called Peggy Sue (25), beautiful in her simplicity, and he falls in love with her at first sight. One day his big chance seems to arrive. A band called 'The Heartbeats' are looking for a singer. Buddy decides to go to the audition, he feels that he cannot fail, especially because he has a premonition. The day arrives and Buddy performs in front of the Band at Capitol record..

Cast:

Guy Kent

Buddy Holly


Paige Segal

Peggy Sue


Anastasia Lofgren

Fanny


Brian Maguire

Jason


Jon Morgan Woodward

Dimples' Owner


Harold Gould

Old 'Wise' Man


David Bull

Buddy Holly

(archive footage)


Mariana Campos

Phone speaker


Rose Cardella

Groupie


Tina Chavez

Old Woman


Kara Christensen

Groupie


Marty Crapper

The Crickets

(archive footage)


Boyan Dimitrov

The Heartbeats


Cristina Hernandez

Groupie


Stuart Pike

The Crickets

(archive footage)

Taglines:
To dreamers all over the world, and to a damned and dusty town called Los Angeles.

Release Date: 26 January 2010

Filming Locations: Capitol Records – 1750 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA



Did You Know?

Trivia:

The man that walks outside of Capitol Records is the director of the movie.



User Review

Moving

Rating: 9/10

I was not well acquainted with the tale of Buddy Holly until now though
I have always had an appreciation for his music. Even though this story
is more an interpretation of his life and struggles, I learned a lot
about Holly's ethos. They portrayed a dreamer with a real naiveté who
didn't approach his path with the vigilance I can assume the real Buddy
Holly did. I found it interesting because it wasn't expected.

I was delighted at how well lensed this film was too and I really
enjoyed the cast's performances. Guy Kent was just wonderfully moving.
And that music was a treat! It was modern but managed to stay familiar
and helped bridge the time between the 50's and the present day of the
story.

I'm very intrigued to see what is next for the director and cast!

Simply wonderful!