La Bamba (DVD, 1999, Closed Caption; Subtitled inMultiple Languages)
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|Edition:||Closed Caption; Subtitled inMultiple Languages|
|Number of Discs:||1|
|Display Format:||Closed Caption; Subtitled inMultiple Languages|
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- mintex03Aug 16, 2012by
La Bamba (DVD, 1999)
Biopic about the life of 1950's singing star Ritchie Valens (Lou Diamond Phillips). He was a super star in the early years of rock-n'-roll with several hit songs that are still somewhat popular today. He was the son of a Mexican vegetable picker and farm laborer. His brother, Bob (Esai Morales), co-stars in this film as a total opposite of Ritchie. In and out of jail, alcoholic, and typically blaming all of his problems on his race instead of his attitude and unwillingness to change, Bob, with his bad boy biker ways attracts a laborer girl that Ritchie liked. Soon pregnant, she and Bob are Ritchie and his mom's neighbors. Bob is a garbage man and Ritchie a high school student. Ritchie likes a white girl named Donna, but when her parents find out he is a Mexican, they forbid her to see him. Ritchie carries a guitar everywhere and writes a song, DONNA, which he sings for her. Ritchie gets into a garage band and soon gets popular. A talent agent hears him and cuts several records that make Ritchie a star. But, all was to end when Ritchie died while on tour with what was an all-star line up back then. The tour bus kept breaking down, and it was very cold.
After the February 2, 1959 performance in Clear Lake, Iowa, singers Buddy Holly, J.P. Richardson, and Ritchie Valens chartered an airplane for a flight to Fargo, ND. Shortly after departure, in a snow storm, the plane crashed killing all four on board. Ritchie Valens was only 17 at the time, and his career only spanned eight months. His most famous song was "La Bamba". His music opened the door to other Latino singers and marked the birth of a Latin movement.Read full review
- mornindawn71-20...Nov 9, 2013by
Great movie for the price!
Hi! I actually ordered this movie as my co-workers wanted to see it & I didn't have it in my movie collection so I ordered it! I enjoy watching this movie myself! I like the movie as it shows how someone can go from having a hard life to having everything!
- snookieresaleApr 8, 2013by
I enjoy watching this movie!! Great acting and music!!! I would rate this movie as a solid B and call it as one of the classics.
- 1122231160@dele...Mar 20, 2013by
Great movie. If you haven't seen it, see it.
Great movie. Hands down Lou Diamond Phillips' best work. The great, mostly true, story of Ritchie Valens.