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PG-13| 1 hr. 48 min.

Plot Summary
Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend (Danielle von Zerneck) whose parents didn't want her to date a Latino boy. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob (Esai Morales), and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly (Marshall Crenshaw).

Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips , Esai Morales , Rosanna DeSoto , Elizabeth Peña , Danielle von Zerneck , Joe Pantoliano , Rick Dees , Marshall Crenshaw

Director: Luis Valdez

Genres: Biography, Drama

La Bamba (1987)

Release Date: July 24th, 1987|1 hr. 48 min.

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