La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film about the life and career of rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens, Esai Morales as Ritchie’s brother Bob and Connie Stevens as Valens’s mother.
The film tells the story of how Ritchie became a star with his song “La Bamba” in 1958, only to die tragically in 1959 when he was only 17 years old.
Did you know?
The La bamba song was written by Ritchie Valens and It was ranked number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in 1958.
11130-11150 O’Melveny Ave, San Fernando, CA 91340, USA (San Fernando High School)
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14935 Rayen Street, Panorama City, CA, USA (Garage Gig)
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American Legion Post 206, N Ave 55, Los Angeles, CA, USA
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738 Blaine Avenue, Fillmore, CA, USA (The Valenzuela’s new home)
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6238 Orion Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA (Donna’s house)
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727 Fine Street, Fillmore, CA, USA (Ritchie buys his mom a new home)
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The Wiltern, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Brooklyn Rock n Roll Show)
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11160 Stranwood Ave, Mission Hills, CA 91345, USA (Ritchie’s Funeral)
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Director: Luis Valdez
Run Time: 108m
Age Viewing: 15