Selena (1997) Poster


Edward James Olmos: Abraham Quintanilla



  • Abraham : We have to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American than the Americans, both at the same time! It's exhausting!

  • Abie Quintanilla : What's Dad gonna say?

    Selena Quintanilla : [imitating Abraham]  I don't believe this, son! What were you thinking?

    [scene switches] 

    Abraham Quintanilla : I don't believe this, son! What were you thinking of? Who's that laughing? Is that Selena? Listen, where are you?

  • Abraham Quintanilla : You were out there wearing a bra!

    Selena Quintanilla : It's not a bra!

    Abraham Quintanilla : It's a bra with little sprinkly things on it!

  • Marcela Quintanilla : [Abraham is upset about Selena's "Top Outfit"]  It's a bustier!

    Abraham Quintanilla : Bustiquela? Es un bra!

    Marcela Quintanilla : I think she looks cute.

  • Abraham : No female has ever made it and now you're number one. You cracked the Tejano market wide open. You walked into Mexico and they don't even accept Mexican-Americans and they love you, and now?

    Selena Quintanilla : And now... gringos. Disney World!

    Abraham : You remember?

    Selena Quintanilla : Uh-huh.

    Abraham : And all the barriers that have stopped people before... and you went through them like they didn't exist. Maybe for you they don't exist. I love you, and I'm very proud of you.

  • Selena Quintanilla : [on Chris]  I love him. And he loves me too.

    Abraham Quintanilla : Of course he does! You're young, you're beautiful and you're rich!

  • Selena Quintanilla : Hey dad, what was so important you had to drag me over here?

    Abraham : Aye, Selena we have a problem. And I don't know where to start. It's Yolanda.

    Selena Quintanilla : What?

    Abraham : We started to get complaints from fans who had sent money to the fan club and had received nothing. Not a picture, nada. Then I found out she had a problem with her previous employer.

    Selena Quintanilla : Well what kind of problem? Because you know Yolanda. She wouldn't do that.

    Abraham : Money problems. We didn't find out about it because they had settled it out of court. But I went to the records at some of the fan clubs to find these cheques. They're very suspicious to me.

    [Selena looks at the cheques] 

    Abraham : And what's worse, is that a lot of the records are missing. Selena, I'm worried. She's been handling a lot of business in the boutiques.

    Selena Quintanilla : [unnerved]  I know.

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