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  • La Bamba (1987)
  • PG-13
    108 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Junie Lowry-Johnson (as Junie Lowry)
Production Designer
Vincent M. Cresciman (as Vince Cresciman)
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Release date
Jul 24, 1987 (United States)

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