La Bamba

La Bamba (1987)

Born into poverty. Destined for stardom. He lived the American dream.

  • Genre: Drama, Music
  • Release Date: 1987-07-24
  • User Rating: 7.194/10 from 557 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 48min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Los Angeles teenager Ritchie Valens becomes an overnight rock 'n' roll success in 1958, thanks to a love ballad called "Donna" that he wrote for his girlfriend. But as his star rises, Valens has conflicts with his jealous brother, Bob, and becomes haunted by a recurring nightmare of a plane crash just as he begins his first national tour alongside Buddy Holly.

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    Production Alan C. Blomquist Unit Production Manager
    Production Junie Lowry-Johnson Casting
    Camera Adam Greenberg Director of Photography
    Editing Sheldon Kahn Editor
    Art Rosemary Brandenburg Set Decoration
    Production Daniel Valdez Associate Producer
    Production Taylor Hackford Producer
    Production Bill Borden Producer
    Editing Don Brochu Editor
    Sound Miles Goodman Music
    Directing Luis Valdez Director
    Writing Luis Valdez Writer
    Sound Carlos Santana Music
    Crew Dick Ziker Stunts
    Art Vincent M. Cresciman Production Design
    Directing Kerry Lyn McKissick Script Supervisor
    Production Marcy Carriker Casting Associate
    Costume & Make-Up Sylvia Vega-Vasquez Costume Design
    Production Stuart Benjamin Executive Producer
    Production Josh King Location Manager
    Art Dan Perri Title Designer
    Production Richard Davis, Jr. Location Manager
    Production Misty Carey Production Coordinator