Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol

Ricky Nelson: Original Teen Idol
TV Movies, Drama, Distribution

The biographical story of rock idol and TV star Ricky Nelson is told from Ricky's point of view in a discussion with a fan just hours before his death in a plane crash in 1985. Told in flashbacks, the film examines the Nelsons' 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 realm of control, his own struggles with drugs and his star drop after his early teen successes.

 

STARRING
Gregory Calpakis
Jamey Sheridan
Sara Botsford
Anthony Lemke
Nicky Guadagni
 
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Michael Jaffe
DIRECTOR
Sturla Gunnarsson
PRODUCER
Susan Murdoch
RELEASE DATE
8/22/1999
CINEMATOGRAPHER
Tony Westman
WRITER
Arlene Sarner
PRODUCTION COMPANIES
Pebblehut Nelson Inc.
(A Muse Entertainment Company)
Wilshire Court Productions
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