Story of rock n' roll legend Ritchie Valens and his rise to stardom in the 1950's. Great soundtrack and an affectionate treatment of Valens!
The dream from which Ritchie (Lou Diamond Phillips) awakens and the Valenzuelas at work in the fields come from Director Luis Valdez' imagination, but the Bo Diddley song under the credits is contemporary, in La Bamba, 1987
David Hidalgo fronting Los Lobos for the recording and Lou Diamond Phillips (as Ritchie Valens) with his nailed-on lip-synch for the fateful performance of the title song in director Luis Valdez' La Bamba, 1987.
Following a meaningful chat with producer Bob (Joe Pantoliano), Ritchie (Lou Diamond Phillips) performs We Belong Together, while director Luis Valdez does a montage featuring brother Bob (Esai Morales) in La Bamba, 1987.
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Like so many other bands of their era and stature, the members of the legendary group The Country Bears were torn apart by the perils of their own success: ego, women, jealousy, and a little too much honey. In the 1970s The Country Bears - brothers Ted and Fred Bedderhead, Tennessee O'Neal, and Zeb Zoober - pioneered a unique southern rock sound that still influences music today. After ten years of separation and unfulfilling existences, the band has now reunited to film their first major motion picture. "The Country Bears" is the story of a band reuniting to save their birthplace. A greedy banker (Christopher Walken) is about to foreclose on the historic country bear hall - unless the group's one-time manager Henry Dixon Taylor and eager young fan Beary Barrinson can convince the bitter ex-members of the rock band to put aside their differences and perform a benefit concert to save the musical venue.
Beary Barrington hightails it over the river and through the woods to get the Bears in the Band back together for an all-out reunion concert to save Country Bear Hall.
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