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Selena
- Jennifer Lopez

Overview - A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's South Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grows up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end.  Read more...

 
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A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's South Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grows up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end. Light on insight, this biopic revels rather in Selena's on-stage achievements. Selena's father is credited as an executive producer to the film.

Cast List

Panchito Gomez - Spanish Actor
Constance Marie - Actress
Ruben Gonzales
Lupe Ontiveros - Spanish Actress
Moctesuma Esparza - Producer/"Milagro Bean."
Gregory Nava - American Director/Screenwriter
Jackie Guerra
Pete Astudillo
Sal Lopez - Actor/"American Me"
Cary White - Production Designer
Robert Katz - Producer/Executive
Selena - Tejana singing superstar
Selena Quintanilla - Tejana singing superstar
Jennifer Lopez - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
Jennifer Lynn Lopez - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
J.Lo - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
La Lopez - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
Lola - Actress, SELENA, EL CANTANTE
Jon Seda - Actor, SELENA
Richard Coca - Actor/"Only The Strong"
Jacob Vargas - Actor/"Mi Vida Loca"
Rafael Tamayo
Abraham Quintanilla Jr.
Nancy Richardson - Editor
Ed Lachman - Director of Photography
Edward Lachman - Director of Photography
Elisabetta Beraldo - Costume Designer
Edward James Olmos - Lt. Castillo of TV's "Miami Vice" - married Lorraine Bracco
Rebecca Lee Meza
Victoria Elena Flores
Leon Singer - Actor/"My Family"
George Perez - Latin-American actor

 
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    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 085391163268
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: PG (MPAA) (For mild language and thematic elements.)
  • Release Date: January 2011

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas
Movies > Musicals
Movies > Pop Music
Movies > Biography

Related Keywords:
Race Relations
Rock And Roll
True Story
Tragedy
Hispanic
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Synopsis:
A celebration of the life of Tejano princess Selena Quintanilla Perez, the rising star who was gunned down by the president of her own fan club in 1995. Amid the racial tensions and economic hardships of 1980's south Texas, the daughter of a Mexican immigrant (himself a failed doo-wop singer) grow up to be a sensation in the blossoming Tejano scene before meeting a tragic end. Light on insight, this biopic revels rather in Selena's on-stage achievements. Selena's father is credited as an executive producer to this film.

Reviews:
"...Lopez performs with sizzling stage presence..." -- 3 out of 4 stars - 03/21/1997 USA Today, p.1D


"...Pleasant to watch....The movie's concert sequences have a fluency and bounce that match the music..." - 03/21/1997 New York Times, p.C16


"...Played with verve, heart, and a great deal of grace by [Lopez]..." - 03/28/1997 Entertainment Weekly, p.47


"...SELENA makes full use of Lopez's charisma..." - 03/21/1997 Los Angeles Times, p.F1


"...SELENA succeeds, through Lopez's performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman..." - 03/21/1997 Chicago Sun-Times, p.35

 
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