La Bamba

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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Film Cast:

  • Ritchie Valens: Lou Diamond Phillips
  • Donna Ludwig: Danielle von Zerneck
  • Rosie Morales: Elizabeth Peña
  • Connie Valenzuela: Rosanna DeSoto
  • Bob Morales: Esai Morales
  • Bob Keane: Joe Pantoliano
  • Buddy Holly: Marshall Crenshaw
  • Eddie Cochran: Brian Setzer
  • Lelo: Daniel Valdez
  • Jackie Wilson: Howard Huntsberry
  • Curandero: Felipe Cantu
  • Chino: Eddie Frias
  • Mexican Ed: Mike Moroff
  • Rudy: Geoffrey Rivas
  • Mr. Ludwig: Sam Anderson
  • Mrs. Ludwig: Maggie Gwinn
  • Alan Freed: Jeffrey Alan Chandler
  • Big Bopper: Stephen Lee
  • Bartender: John Quade
  • Vera: Lettie Ibarra
  • Ernestine: Diane Rodriguez
  • Connie Jr.: Katie Valdez
  • Irma: Gloria Balcorta
  • Garbage Man: Ernesto Hernández
  • Howard: Noble Willingham
  • Sound Engineer: Thom Pintello
  • Tommy Allsup: Stephen F. Schmidt
  • Sharon Sheeley: Rosanna Locke
  • Donna’s Girlfriend: Kim Sebastian
  • Rosalinda: Dyana Ortelli
  • Mr. House: Andy Griggs
  • Trucker: Art K. Koustik
  • Mr. Caballero: Tony Genaro
  • Girl at Party: Allison Robinson
  • Baseball Announcer: Hunter Payne
  • Student: Joe Miller
  • Student: Mary Ann Tanedo
  • Student: Barb Jittner
  • Student: Brian Russell
  • Tall Blonde Girl on Motorcycle: Yolanda Martinez Olivarri
  • Student: Frank Aragon
  • Dancer: Linda Holdahl
  • Man at Party: Thomas Rosales Jr.
  • Dancer: Matthew Shields
  • Student: Reynaldo Silva
  • Elderly Lady at Party: Connie Valenzuela
  • Ted Quillin: Rick Dees

Film Crew:

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

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