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La Bamba (1987)

PG-13 07/24/1987 (US) DramaMusic 1h 48m
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Born into poverty. Destined for stardom. He lived the American dream.


Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob, and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly.

  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

  6. Joe Pantoliano

    Joe Pantoliano

    Bob Keane

  7. Marshall Crenshaw

    Buddy Holly

  8. Brian Setzer

    Brian Setzer

    Eddie Cochran

  9. Daniel Valdez


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La Bamba
La Bamba

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $6,500,000.00

Revenue $54,215,416.00


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