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La Bamba (1987)

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Release Date
Jul 22, 1987 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: Apr 6, 1999
 R2: 19 Mar 2001

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Running Time
1 hour, 48 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures, New Visions

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Genre: Drama, Musical, Biography, Tragedy, True Story, Teenage

Tagline: Born to poverty. Destined for stardom. He Lived the American Dream.

Plot: Rock 'n Roll biopic on the life of Ritchie Valens, a young Mexican/American whose talents as a rock and roll singer catapulted him from the obscurity of a farm laborer obsessed with music to stardom at the age of seventeen with a string of pop hits still popular today. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and an excellent Esai Morales as his brother Bob, with whom he had a loving but tempestuous relationship.

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 Directed by
Luis Valdez
Zoot Suit, The Cisco Kid, Which Way Is Up?
 Written by
Luis Valdez
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Lou Diamond Phillips
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Esai Morales
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Joe Pantoliano
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Mike Moroff
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Rosanna DeSoto
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Danielle von Zerneck
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Rick Dees
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 Music By
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Miles Goodman
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