La Bamba (1987)
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Born to poverty. Destined for stardom. He lived the American dream.
|The rise and tragic fall of rock legend richie valens. Includes featurette, music video, and commentary by producer taylor hackford.|
Editor's NoteRock 'n Roll biopic on the life of Ritchie Valens, a young Mexican/American whose talents as a rock and roll singer catapulted him from the obscurity of a farm laborer obsessed with music to stardom at the age of seventeen with a string of pop hits still popular today. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and an excellent Esai Morales as his brother Bob, with whom he had a loving but tempestuous relationship.
Cast & Crew
|Danielle von Zerneck|
|Lou Diamond Phillips|
|Luis Valdez - Director|
|Luis Valdez - Screenplay|
Plot SummaryA film biography of Mexican-American musician and singer Ritchie Valens, a one-time fruit picker who became a rock-and-roll legend.| The story covers his early career (when he scheduled gigs in between high school classes); his romance with blond, WASP-y Donna, the namesake of one of his pop hits; and the ill-fated national tour he played with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.