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La Bamba [DVD] [Closed Caption; Subtitled inMultiple Languages]

  • PG-13
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Rock 'n Roll biopic on the life of Ritchie Valens, a young Mexican/American whose talents as a rock and roll singer catapulted him from the obscurity of a farm laborer obsessed with music to stardom at the age of seventeen with a string of pop hits still popular today. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie and an excellent Esai Morales as his brother Bob, with whom he had a loving but tempestuous relationship.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 085949

  • Credits
    Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Danielle Von Zerneck, Danielle von Zerneck, Elizabeth Pea, Elizabeth Pena
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Brings Valens's] music to life all over again....Philips has a sweetness and sincerity that in no way diminish[es] the toughness of his onstage persona..."
    New York Times

    "...LA BAMBA is engrossing throughout and boasts numerous fine performances. In Lou Diamond Phillips' sympathetic turn, Valens comes across as a very fine young man..."
    Variety

    "...Engaging biopic of 50s rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens....His music is rousingly performed by Los Lobos..."
    Sight and Sound

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