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Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol (1999)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 22 August 1999
Biographical story of rock idol and TV star, Ricky Nelson is recalled from the view of Ricky in a discussion with a fan just hours before his death in a plane crash in 1985. Told in ... See full summary »

Director:

Sturla Gunnarsson

Writer:

Arlene Sarner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gregory Calpakis ... Ricky Nelson
Jamey Sheridan ... Ozzie Nelson
Sara Botsford ... Harriet Nelson
Anthony Lemke ... David Nelson
Nicky Guadagni ... Donna Fontana
Larissa Laskin ... Helen Blair
David Keeley ... Bobby Neal
Melody Johnson ... Lorrie Collins
Peter Oldring ... Terry
Tara Rosling ... Suzanne Fontana
Anne Openshaw ... Kris
Katie Griffin ... June Blair
Chris Loane Chris Loane ... James Burton
Rob Fenton Rob Fenton ... Elvis
Booth Savage ... Lew Chudd
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Storyline

Biographical story of rock idol and TV star, Ricky Nelson is recalled from the view of Ricky in a discussion with a fan just hours before his death in a plane crash in 1985. Told in flashbacks, the film examines the Nelson's early life, their rise to TV stardom in the 50's, Ricky's struggles with his Dad to move into music and out of his Dad's control, and his own struggles with drugs and his star drop after his early teen successes. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated

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Trivia

When the episodes of the Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet with Lorrie Collins were aired the name on her guitar was always spelled correctly as Lorrie Collins not Laurie as is shown in this biopic. See more »

Goofs

The guitar Rockabilly singer Lorrie Collins is holding has her name spelled Laurie Collins. See more »

Connections

References I Love Lucy (1951) See more »

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Ricky Was NOT The Original Teenage Idol To Me AND Him
10 August 2013 | by bobbydias-324-562762See all my reviews

After at least 24 songs that I gave him, to be a million seller each, he(Ricky Nelson), asked to me to me to give him a song about me as "a teen being adored" not the private me- "Teenage Idol" is what I gave him on the phone creating it as he listened. Ricky knew me as Kissing Bobby- one of the Beatles said it best about me: "He was, in his time, more loved than Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley and the Beatles and Michael Jackson all put together". I constantly created songs for Ricky to be loved-because he was a very loving person!!!!! I wrote my heart not the dumb IMDb 10 line requirement.I wrote my heart not the dumb IMDb 10 line requirement.I wrote my heart not the dumb IMDb 10 line requirement.I wrote my heart not the dumb IMDb 10 line requirement.I wrote my heart not the dumb IMDb 10 line requirement.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ricky Nelson See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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