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La Bamba

Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

Film based on the life of Ritchie Valens, who rose from a poor Mexican farming family in California to Latin rock star with songs such as La Bamba, Come On, Let's Go and Donna. His life was tragically cut short at 17, when he was killed in a plane crash in 1959, alongside Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. Show less

Contributors

Ritchie Valens:
Lou Diamond Phillips
Curandero:
Felipe Cantu
Big Bopper:
Stephen Lee
Director:
Luis Valdez
Bob Morales:
Esai Morales
Connie Valenzuela:
Rosanna DeSoto
Rosie Morales:
Elizabeth Pena
Bob Keane:
Joe Pantoliano
Ted Quillin:
Rick Dees
Buddy Holly:
Marshall Crenshaw
Jackie Wilson:
Howard Huntsberry
Eddie Cochran:
Brian Setzer
Producer:
Bill Borden

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