La Bamba (Captioned)

United States, 1987

Film
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Musical biography of Ritchie Valens, a poor Mexican-American who became a rock’n’roll sensation at age 17 in the 1950’s. Lou Diamond Phillips portrays Valens whose musical career ended when he was killed in the plane crash that also claimed the life of Buddy Holly. The music of Valens is performed by Los Lobos on the soundtrack.

Credits

production company

Columbia

New Visions Pictures

producer

Taylor Hackford

director
Duration

01:44:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302471

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Biographical films

Biographical

Closed captioning

Crafts & Visual Arts → Artists - Biography

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Rock music

Music & Performing Arts → Singers - Biography

Music & Performing Arts → Valens, Ritchie, 1941-1959

People → Artists - Biography

People → Biographical films

People → Singers - Biography

People → Valens, Ritchie, 1941-1959

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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