The Day the Music Died

January 26th, 2010


The Day the Music Died

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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

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..

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?

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

User Review


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!


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