La Bamba

La Bamba Movie (1987)

Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.

This is the true story of Ritchie Valens, a young rock and roll singer who tragically died in a plane crash at age 17. The film follows Ritchie from his days in Pacoima, California where he and his family make a meager living working on farms to his rise as a star. The film also focuses on Ritchie's friendship and rivalry with his older brother Bob Morales and his relationship with Donna Ludwig, his girlfriend.

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Unknown
Fantastic storyline...Fantastic soundtrack provided by Los Lobos, and some original artists thrown in. This movie faithfully captures the essence and spirit of the 50's America.
Drewski
I hated this movie then. I wonder if I watched it agaiin now, twenty years later, if I could actually tolerate it.
Juneau
yay yay love this film too...it's on my film list as well thumbs up
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This is the true story of Ritchie Valens, a young rock and roll singer who tragically died in a plane crash at age 17. The film follows Ritchie from his days in Pacoima, California where he and his family make a meager living working on farms to his rise as a star. The film also focuses on Ritchie's friendship and rivalry with his older brother Bob Morales and his relationship with Donna Ludwig, his girlfriend.
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