La Bamba (1987) Film Locations

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)

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.273164, -118.442858

14935 Rayen Street, Panorama City, CA, USA (Garage Gig)

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.231867, -118.458990

American Legion Post 206, N Ave 55, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.110115, -118.196860

738 Blaine Avenue, Fillmore, CA, USA (The Valenzuela’s new home)

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.406413, -118.921169

6238 Orion Avenue, Sherman Oaks, CA, USA (Donna’s house)

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.184243, -118.469865

727 Fine Street, Fillmore, CA, USA (Ritchie buys his mom a new home)

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.406766, -118.918302

The Wiltern, Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, USA (Brooklyn Rock n Roll Show)

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.061637, -118.309050

11160 Stranwood Ave, Mission Hills, CA 91345, USA (Ritchie’s Funeral)

Google Maps Co-ordinates: 34.273730, -118.467262


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Official Trailer

Release: 01/01/1987

Director: Luis Valdez

Run Time: 108m

Age Viewing: 15

Gross: $54,215,416

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