La Bamba



Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

  1. Luis Valdez

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lou Diamond Phillips

    Lou Diamond Phillips

    Ritchie Valens

  2. Danielle von Zerneck

    Danielle von Zerneck

    Donna Ludwig

  3. Elizabeth Peña

    Elizabeth Peña

    Rosie Morales

  4. Rosanna DeSoto

    Rosanna DeSoto

    Connie Valenzuela

  5. Esai Morales

    Esai Morales

    Bob Morales

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La Bamba
La Bamba


Status Released

Release Information

  • July 24, 1987


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 48m

Budget $6,500,000.00

Revenue $54,215,416.00



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