La Bamba Movie Review 1987

Information and Film Reviews for La Bamba the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

A romantic biography of the late 1950s pop idol Ritchie Valens, concentrating on his stormy relationship with his half-brother Bob (Morales), his love for his WASP girlfriend Donna (Von Zerneck) for whom he wrote a hit song, and his tragic, sudden death in the famed plane crash that also took the lives of Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. Soundtrack features Setzer, Huntsberry, Crenshaw, and Los Lobos as, respectively, Eddie Cochran, the Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and a Mexican bordello band.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 99 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Musical Drama, Rock Flicks, Price of Fame, Teen Angst, Martyred Pop Icons, Airborne, Brothers & Sisters, Biopics: Musicians, Rock Stars on Film, Period Piece: 1950s
Screenplay
Luis Valdez
Cast
Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Danielle von Zerneck, Joe Pantoliano, Brian Setzer, Marshall Crenshaw, Howard Huntsberry, Rosanna Desoto, Elizabeth Pena, Rick Dees
Cinematography
Adam Greenberg
Director
Luis Valdez
Music
Miles Goodman, Carlos Santana
Producer
Taylor Hackford, Bill Borden

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