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La bamba

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Movie propaganda

Born to poverty. Destined for stardom. He lived the American dream.

You know the song, now discover the story. Capture the spirit of one of the world's great music icons in the story of Ritchie Valens' (Lou Diamond Phillips) dynamic rise to fame and fortune.

Persons of interest

  • Lou Diamond Phillips .... Ritchie Valens
  • Esai Morales .... Bob Morales
  • Rosanna Desoto .... Connie Valenzuela
  • Elizabeth Peña .... Rosie Morales
  • Danielle von Zerneck .... Donna Ludwig
  • Joe Pantoliano .... Bob Keene
  • Rick Dees .... Ted Quillen
  • Marshall Crenshaw .... Buddy Holly
  • Howard Huntsberry .... Jackie Wilson
  • Brian Setzer .... Eddie Cochran
  • Daniel Valdez .... Lelo
  • Felipe Cantú .... Curandero
  • Eddie Frias .... Chino
  • Luis Valdez .... Screenwriter
  • Luis Valdez .... Director

Non-agency intellgence sources

Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby digital 5.1 (English), Dolby surround (French, German, Italian, Spanish)
  • Disc type: single side, dual layer
  • Picture: Widescreen (16:9 enhanced)
  • Special features:
    • Commentaries:
      • Luis Valdez and producer
      • Luis Valdez and cast
    • Music videos:
      • La bamba by Los Lobos
      • Lonely teardrops by Howard Huntsberry
    • Featurette: Remembering Ritchie
    • Talent profiles
    • Trailer
    • Picture disc
  • Subtitles: English, French, German, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Hindi, Turkish, Danish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian

Security censorship classification


Surveillance time

105 minutes (1:45 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

11 April 2001

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