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Ritchie Valens (Character)
from La Bamba (1987)

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La Bamba -- The life of rock & roll legend Ritchie Valens bursts across the screen in the highly celebrated music-filled biopic LA BAMBA, starring Lou Diamond Phillips (Young Guns, Che) as the teenage sensation whose rise to fame was tragically cut short at the age of 17.

Phillips gives an electrifying performance as Valens, who has to contend with racial prejudice, a jealous brother (a stunningly intense Esai Morales, NYPD Blue, Caprica) and an overbearing mother, before his unique style of Latino-influenced rock & roll rockets him to fame, but sets him on the path for an unavoidable date with destiny. 

Featuring music from Grammy Award winning rock band Los Lobos, and also starring Elizabeth Peña (Jacob's Ladder, Down and Out in Beverly Hills), director Luis Valdez's LA BAMBA is an irresistibly toe-tapping depiction of the early days of American rock music, and the indelible influence one young man had upon it. Eureka Entertainment is proud to present the film on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK in a 30th Anniversary Digitally Restored Dual Format Edition.
La Bamba -- Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

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The first Hispanic rock star, Ritchie Valens will... See more »
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Richie Valens

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  1. La Bamba 2: Hell Is a Drag (2013) Played by Jiz Lee

  2. Lives and Deaths of the Poets (2011) Played by Joseph Thornhill

  3. "Stars in Their Eyes Kids"
        - Episode #1.3 (2002) TV episode, Played by Lee Martin

  4. "Stars in Their Eyes"
        - Episode #6.5 (1995) TV episode, Played by Sam Pulumbarit
  5. "The Kids in the Hall"
        - Episode #1.20 (1990) TV episode, Played by Paul Bellini
  6. Nothing Like a Royal Show (1990) (TV) Played by Enzo Squillino Jr.

  7. "Saturday Matters"
        - Buddy (1989) TV episode, Played by Enzo Squillino Jr.
  8. La Bamba (1987) Played by Lou Diamond Phillips

  9. The Buddy Holly Story (1978) Played by Gilbert Melgar (as Richie Valens)

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From La Bamba (1987)
Ritchie Valens: This is like my high school prom.
Bob Morales: Yeah. Except this prom puts out.
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