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La Bamba
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About La Bamba

The life of rock & roll legend Richie Valens bursts across the screen in this celebrated, music-filled movie with star-making performances by Lou Diamond Phillips as Richie and Esai Morales as his half-brother, Bob. LA BAMBA depicts the 17-year-old Mexican-American's rocket rise to fame, from field laborer to rock star with a string of hit singles and a date with destiny. Fueled by Valens' hit songs performed by the Grammy®-winning Los Lobos as well as classic '50s tunes, LA BAMBA recreates the thrilling early days of rock and pays homage to the enduring legacy of a remarkable talent whose music crossed all borders.


Luis Valdez

Executive Producer

Stuart Benjamin


Taylor Hackford, Bill Borden


Luis Valdez


Esai Morales, Joe Pantoliano, Elizabeth Pena, Lou Diamond Phillips, Danielle Von Zerneck, Rick Dees, Rosana De Soto