La Bamba

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La Bamba

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La Bamba

Release Date: July 24, 1987

Year    :   1987
Slogan    :   «Born into poverty. Destined for stardom. He lived the American dream.»
Genres    :   Drama, Music
Production Companies    :   New Visions Pictures, Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Luis Valdez
Producers    :   Alan C. Blomquist, Junie Lowry-Johnson, Daniel Valdez, Taylor Hackford, Bill Borden, Marcy Carriker, Stuart Benjamin, Josh King, Richard Davis, Jr., Misty Carey
Writers    :   Luis Valdez
RunTime    :   108 mins.
Budget    :   6500000
Revenue    :   54215416

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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