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La Bamba (1987) Movie Information

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Drama, Biography





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Luis Valdez


Lou Diamond Phillips
Esai Morales
Rosanna DeSoto
Joe Pantoliano
Elizabeth Peña
Marshall Crenshaw





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This is the true story Ritchie Valens a young rock & roll singer who tragically died in an air crash at the age of 17. The film follows Ritchie from his days in Paicoma, California where he in and his family makes a meager living working at plantations to his rise as a star. The film also focus on Richies friendship and rivalry with his older brother Bob and his relationship with Donna, his girlfriend. -- JC

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Snoogans 11/03/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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One of my favorite music biopics.

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It's mildly entertaining.

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Chris Kavan 01/12/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Like Buddy Holly, the story of Ritchie Valens is one cut tragically short by a plane crash. Lou Diamond Phillips really shines in an otherwise rote biography. Good to watch at least once.

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