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La Bamba (1987)

PG-13
108 min | Biography, Drama, Music

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.
Director
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Junie Lowry-Johnson (as Junie Lowry)
Production Designer
Vincent M. Cresciman (as Vince Cresciman)
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$ 6,500,000
Opening Wknd
$ 5,651,990
Gross (USA)
$ 54,215,416
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Release date
Jul 24, 1987 (United States)

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49 cast members
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Lou Diamond Phillips
Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens   See fewer
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Esai Morales
Bob Morales Bob Morales   See fewer
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Rosanna DeSoto
Connie Valenzuela (as Rosana De Soto) Connie Valenzuela (as Rosana De Soto)   See fewer
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Elizabeth Peña
Rosie Morales Rosie Morales   See fewer
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Danielle von Zerneck
Donna Ludwig Donna Ludwig   See fewer
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Joe Pantoliano
Bob Keane Bob Keane   See fewer
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Rick Dees
Ted Quillin Ted Quillin   See fewer
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Marshall Crenshaw
Buddy Holly Buddy Holly   See fewer
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Howard Huntsberry
Jackie Wilson Jackie Wilson   See fewer
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Brian Setzer
Eddie Cochran Eddie Cochran   See fewer
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Felipe Cantu
Curandero Curandero   See fewer
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Mike Moroff
Mexican Ed Mexican Ed   See fewer
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Sam Anderson
Mr. Ludwig Mr. Ludwig   See fewer
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Maggie Gwinn
Mrs. Ludwig Mrs. Ludwig   See fewer
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Jeffrey Alan Chandler
Alan Freed Alan Freed   See fewer
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Stephen Lee
Big Bopper Big Bopper   See fewer
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John Quade
Bartender Bartender   See fewer
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Diane Rodriguez
Ernestine Ernestine   See fewer
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Katie Valdez
Connie Jr. (as Kati Valdez) Connie Jr. (as Kati Valdez)   See fewer
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Ernesto Hernández
Garbage Man (as Ernesto Hernandez) Garbage Man (as Ernesto Hernandez)   See fewer
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Thom Pintello
Sound Engineer Sound Engineer   See fewer
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Stephen F. Schmidt
Tommy Allsup (as Stephen Schmidt) Tommy Allsup (as Stephen Schmidt)   See fewer
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Rosanna Locke
Sharon Sheeley Sharon Sheeley   See fewer
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Kim Sebastian
Donna's Girlfriend Donna's Girlfriend   See fewer
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Dyana Ortelli
Rosalinda Rosalinda   See fewer
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Andy Griggs
Mr. House Mr. House   See fewer
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Art K. Koustik
Trucker (as Art Koustik) Trucker (as Art Koustik)   See fewer
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Tony Genaro
Mr. Caballero Mr. Caballero   See fewer
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Allison Robinson
Girl at Party Girl at Party   See fewer
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Hunter Payne
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Joe Miller
Student Student   See fewer
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Mary Ann Tanedo
Student Student   See fewer
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Student Student   See fewer
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Student Student   See fewer
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Francisco Aragon
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Linda Holdahl
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Dominic Lucero
Dancer (uncredited) Dancer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rooney Paris
Fan (uncredited) Fan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Thomas Rosales Jr.
Man at Party (uncredited) Man at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Matthew Shields
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Reynaldo Silva
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6.8 / 10 | 23,955 votes