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La Bamba


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MPAA Rating: PG-13
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director: Luis Valdez

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 whose parents didn't want her to date a Latino boy. 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 .

Cast :

  • Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Ritchie Valens
  • Esai Morales
  • Bob Morales
  • Rosanna DeSoto
  • Connie Valenzuela
  • Elizabeth Peña
  • Rosie Morales
  • Danielle von Zerneck
  • Donna Ludwig
  • Joe Pantoliano
  • Bob Keane
  • Rick Dees
  • Ted Quillin
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Buddy Holly
  • Brian Setzer
  • Eddie Cochran
  • Howard Huntsberry
  • Jackie Wilson
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