I never saw the movie - i was having my son at the time, so i know it came out in July 1999. I'm very familiar with the song though! by Don McClean. you can pull it up on You Tube. it refers to the time when a plane crash killed some VERY big names in american music (pre "british invasion") (aka 'The Day the Music Died), and has other cultural references about life in that time, and how the world was changing.