La Bamba is a 1987 English-language Biography Drama film written and directed by Luis Valdez and produced by Bill Borden and Taylor Hackford. Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper. La bamba stars Esai Morales in the title role along with an ensemble cast including Danielle Von Zerneck, Rosanna Desoto, Elizabeth Pe A, Joe Pantoliano, Lou Diamond Phillips and Elizabeth Peña. The music was composed by Los Lobos along with Miles Goodman and Carlos Santana. Cinematography was done by Adam Greenberg and editing by Sheldon Kahn and Don Brochu. The motion picture has a running time of 108 minutes. It was released on 24th July 1987 and it received positive reviews from critics when it was released and became successful at box office. La Bamba was made on a budget of $6 million and it was a super hit at box office gross of $54 million. Distribution rights for the film were acquired by Columbia Pictures.
Biography , Drama , Musical , Music
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