Synopsis: The film tells the story of the life of Mexican "Tejano" style singer Selena Quintanilla-Perez and the progress of her career resulting in her No. 1 US album.
Director(s): Gregory Nava
Production: Warner Home Video
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 8 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
127 min


You're not dressed!

She's getting ready.

I can't decide what to wear.

Tell her something.

You are always late, Selena.

Which one?

Here it is. Cool.

Dang, that'll look great.

Abraham, is it true that this is

the largest crowd in Astrodome history?

That's what they're telling me.

What about the English-speaking album

we've been hearing about?

Should be out by later this year.

You'll knock them dead.

Thanks, baby.

I found your eyelash.

It's a madhouse out there.

Is she ready?

Not yet.

Let's go. You look good.

Good luck.

I love you.

Go for it, honey.

I'll be watching you.

Good luck.

How you doing, Houston, Texas?

"First I was afraid

"I was petrified

"Kept thinking I could never live

"Without you by my side

"But then I spent so many nights

just thinking how you did me wrong

"And I grew strong

"And I learned how to get along

"Now you're back

"From outer space

"Don't turn around

"'Cause you're not welcome anymore"

Robert, EQ the snare.

Bring up the height.

I want to feel the bass drum.

Come on.

She looks beautiful.

"I will survive

"As long as I know how to love

I know I'll stay alive

"I've got all my life to live

"I've got all my love to give

"I will survive, I will survive"

"Last dance

"Last chance

"For love

"Yes, it's my last chance

for romance tonight"

Go girl!

"I need you by me

"Beside me, to guide me

"To hold me, to scold me

"'Cause when I'm bad

"I'm so, so bad

"So let's dance

"The last dance

"So let's dance the last dance

"So let's dance

"The last dance tonight"

"Someone found the letter

you wrote me on the radio

"It said exactly how you felt

"I never told a soul just how I'd been

"Feeling over you

"But they said it really loud

"They said it on the air

"On the radio"

"Blue moon

"Now I'm no longer alone

"Without a dream in my heart

"Without a love of my own"

Beautiful! Nice job.

- What do you think?

- We'll knock them dead.

What should we ask for? The money?

This is our first professional gig.

- Not too much.

- Let them make an offer.

After all, they want us to audition.


Who are you?

Why are you in my place?

Good morning, sir.

We're The Dinos!

The Dinos?

You want to wait right there

just a minute?

I don't care if the kids like them.

They're a bunch of Mexicans.

You didn't say they were Mexicans.

I thought they were Italian.

I can't have that in my club.

This club is whites only, you know that.

This is for you.

For all your trouble coming here.

But there's been a mistake and

we can't do the audition today.

We'll call you.


Let's go.

Nobody'll kick us out of this joint.

They're Tejanos or Mexicans, like us.

- That's right.

- Let's go to work.

That's gringo music!

We want to dance real music!

Play some Mexican music!

Get out of here!

Play some Mexican music or

this crowd'll tear the place down!

We don't know any M-M-Mexican music.


You'll get your money back!

We want to dance!

They're madder than hornets!

What you all do, anyway?

Sang, "We Belong Together."

We want to dance!


Honey, come inside.

Why'd you leave April in the shower?

She was sleeping.

I didn't want to wake her up.

There was "caca" everywhere.

You'll have to clean it up.

Okay. Mommy?

Can we have a farm

with chickens and goats and cows...

...and horses and pigs...

First take care of April.

Right now.

Go on!

Go, Selena!


Let her go!

We're playing a game!

She's a baby.

"For eternity"

Come in.

"You're mine

"And we belong together

"Yes, we belong together

"For eternity

"You're mine

"And we belong

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Gregory Nava

Gregory James Nava (born April 10, 1949) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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