La Bamba Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 4752

Average Rating: 2.6/4

# of Ratings: 116

Theatrical Release Date: 07/24/1987

Language: English

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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3/4

Snoogans - wrote on 11/03/2011

One of my favorite music biopics.

Rating of
2/4

sapien - wrote on 03/24/2010

It's mildly entertaining.

Rating of
2.5/4

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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