When boxing attendance and pay per view reaches an all time low, Las Vegas' most powerful and flamboyant promoter hatches a plan to find a white contender, hoping that the major hype will equal big-time bucks.
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 Great White Hype starring Peter Berg, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Corbin Bernsen, Jamie Foxx, Samuel L. Jackson
Based on an attraction at Disneyland, the Country Bear Jamboree, The Country Bears is one in a long line of live action Disney family films. The movie is a satire of Behind the Music rock & roll bands. Beary, a young bear raised by a human family in a world wear humans and talking bears coexist, attempts to trace his roots. He meets up with the Country Bears, a long-since broken-up band, a parody of bands like the Eagles. Beary helps the Country Bears reunite for one final concert, while searching for who he truly is.
Lou Diamond Phillips steps into the role of singer Ritchie Valens who went from nowhere to superstardom right before a tragic plane crash known as the day the music died.
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.
Based on the "The Country Bear Jamboree" at Disneyland, Reid Thimple is an evil banker trying to foreclose and demolish the Country Bear Hall.
Beary Barrington (voice of Haley Joel Osment) is an adolescent bruin raised by a human family after he was found by a park ranger, abandoned in the forest. Curious about his biological roots, Beary travels to Tennessee to seek out his birth parents while attempting to locate the members of his favorite musical group -- a defunct country music act called the Country Bears.
The life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances by Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and Esai Morales as his half-brother, Bob. La Bamba depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American's rocket rise to fame, from field laborer to rock star with a string of hit singles and a date with destiny. Fueled by Valens' hit songs performed by the Grammy-winning Los Lobos as well as classic '50s tunes, La Bamba recreates the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders.
The rise of Ritchie Valens from farm laborer to chartbusting rocker. Stars Esai Morales and Lou Diamond Phillips.
This much-loved bio-pic tells the story of the rise of singer Ritchie Valens, whose life was tragically cut short by a plane crash.
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