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La Bamba

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Starring (View all)
Lou Diamond Phillips Lou Diamond Phillips
Ritchie Valens
Esai Morales Esai Morales
Bob Morales
Rosanna DeSoto Rosanna DeSoto
Connie Valenzuela
Elizabeth Peña Elizabeth Peña
Rosie Morales
Danielle von Zerneck Danielle von Zerneck
Donna Ludwig
Joe Pantoliano Joe Pantoliano
Bob Keane
Rick Dees Rick Dees
Ted Quillin
Marshall Crenshaw Marshall Crenshaw
Buddy Holly


Written by
Luis Valdez Luis Valdez
(written by)


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An average movie

9 years, 9 months ago at Aug 25 9:15
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I remember it very well, the first time I saw this flick, I must have been 12 or 13 years old, it was broadcasted on TV and that’s how I ended up watching it. Honestly, isn’t it how we all saw this flick after all? Anyway, basically, it is a fairly traditional musical biopic and the main reason why I still remember it today is because it was probably the first movie in this genre that I have e... read more
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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.
Release date: 24 July 1987
UPC: 043396085497
Tags: Music (13), Biography (12), Drama (11), 1987 (9), 1980s (8), Musician (6), Biopic (5), Plane Crash (4), Latino (4), Musical (4), Romance (4), Tragedy (3), Alcoholism (3), Biographical (3), 80's (2), Dramas (2), Hispanic (2), Rock And Roll (2), Recommended (2), Rape (2)
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" This is the true story of Ritchie Valens, a young rock and roll singer who tragically died in a plane crash at age 17. The film follows Ritchie from his days in Pacoima, California where he and his family make a meager living working on farms to his rise as a star. The film also focuses on Ritchie's friendship and rivalry with his older brother Bob Morales and his relationship with Donna Ludwig, his girlfriend. On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valen"


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"This movie was a big part of my childhood, the Los Lobos cover of La Bamba was all over the radio that summer and I will forever be scarred by the image of Esai Morales screaming Ritchiiiie into the sky. Shame this was only released on a limited Twilight Time Blu-ray, so I need to have the DVD in the collection."


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"Also nominated Best Actor "


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"Re-watch - Aug. 14th My parents were teenagers in the '50s, and they've always listened to music from that decade so I was exposed to Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly, and other artists from a young age. So when La Bamba came out I watched it with my family, and caught it several times on cable over the years. I don't think I'd seen it since the '90s ended, however, so I wanted to give it another look. And for the most part it's a well-told account of the brief career of Valens. The cast is excellen"


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“I remember it very well, the first time I saw this flick, I must have been 12 or 13 years old, it was broadcasted on TV and that’s how I ended up wa”

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"Re-Watched on 1/2/2017 A fun and nice film about a rising star that was snuffed out too soon with some nice little nods and tributes to the real Valens."


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