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Release Date: March 21, 1997

Year    :   1997
Slogan    :   «Discover the true story of one of America's brightest stars... that faded too soon.»
Genres    :   Drama, Music, History
Production Companies    :   Esparza / Katz Productions, Q Productions
Director    :   Gregory Nava
Producers    :   Roger Mussenden, Robert Katz, Moctesuma Esparza, Nancy De Los Santos, Peter Lopez, David Wisnievitz, Abraham Quintanilla Jr, Carolyn Caldera, Henry J. Golas, Steven M. Kalb
Writers    :   Gregory Nava
RunTime    :   127 mins.
Budget    :   20000000
Revenue    :   60000000

In this biographical drama, Selena Quintanilla is born into a musical Mexican-American family in Texas. Her father, Abraham, realizes that his young daughter is talented and begins performing with her at small venues. She finds success and falls for her guitarist, Chris Perez, who draws the ire of her father. Seeking mainstream stardom, Selena begins recording an English-language album which, tragically, she would never complete.

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