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Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes

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

The life story of singer Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips), who shot to fame at the age of 17, and tragically died in the plane crash that also claimed the life of Buddy Holly. Show more

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