La Bamba

Cliched melodrama about rock 'n' roll pioneer Ritchie Valens, notable as one of the first Mexican-Americans to achieve pop stardom. Beginning with his teenage days as a poor barrio resident in California, the film follows Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) as he meets Donna Ludwig (Danielle von Zerneck), the love of his life and later the inspiration for his...read more

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La Bamba - Trailer
01:40 — 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!
La Bamba - Official Trailer
01:27 — 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!
(Movie Clip) Open, Who Do You Love?
The dream from which Ritchie (Lou Diamond Phillips) awakens and the Valenzuelas at work in the fields come from Director Luis Valdez' imagination, but (more…)
(Movie Clip) Rattlesnake
David Hidalgo fronting Los Lobos for the recording and Lou Diamond Phillips (as Ritchie Valens) with his nailed-on lip-synch for the fateful performan (more…)
(Movie Clip) We Belong Together
Following a meaningful chat with producer Bob (Joe Pantoliano), Ritchie (Lou Diamond Phillips) performs We Belong Together, while director Luis Valdez (more…)

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  • Released: 1987
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: Cliched melodrama about rock 'n' roll pioneer Ritchie Valens, notable as one of the first Mexican-Americans to achieve pop stardom. Beginning with his teenage days as a poor barrio resident in California, the film follows Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips) as h… (more)

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