Selena

Factual error: When they are being kicked out of a Corpus Christi dance club in 1961 for singing do-wop, someone screams "We want to hear Tejano.". Tejano music was born in 1972 in Alice, Texas. In 1961, the correct term was "Tex-Mex" which later became "Chicano" which is now known today as "Tejano". The word "Tejano" was not known in 1961.

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Factual error: The opening scene claims to take place in the Houston Astrodome, but the inside shots show that the arena has a hexagonal shape to it. The Astrodome is a circle-shape no matter what is taking place inside, and it seats about 5 times as many people as depicted in the opening shot, despite the claim that Selena's show is sold out.

Factual error: In the scene where Selena is mowing the lawn, she is wearing Fila muscle ball sneakers. Those did not come out until 1996.

Continuity mistake: When Selena is singing "Como La Flor" in Mexico after the crowd was pushing into the stage, her mouth doesn't match the words to the song. Her mouth is a few words ahead of the song.

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Selena Quintanilla: I may not be street wise and all that, but at least I'm not that dumb.

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Trivia: Although Constance Marie plays Jennifer Lopez's mother in the movie, she is only four years older than Lopez.

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Question: Pete Astudillo is in the first scene when Selena was at the Houston Astrodome on February 26, 1995. He left the Dinos in 1993. I watched the original video of that same concert and another guy was on stage her, not Pete Astudillo. Was this a mistake or did they just keep it uniform for the movie?

Answer: Pete left in 1993 to pursue his music career. Selena then hired Freddy who was part of the Barrio Boyz. Selena sang a song with them called Donde Quiera Que Estes. Thus when Pete left, Freddy became a part of the Dinos along with Don who also appears in the film next to Pete Astudillo.

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