Overall Rank: 4761
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 116
Theatrical Release Date: 07/24/1987
Genre: Drama, Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Luis Valdez
Actors: Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto, Joe Pantoliano, Elizabeth Peña, Marshall Crenshaw
Plot: 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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Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/12/2009
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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