Category Dramas, Rock And Roll, Recommended, Musical, Biography, True Story, Tragedy, Hispanic
Starring Lou Diamond Phillips, Elizabeth Pena, Esai Morales, Danielle Von Zerneck
Director Luis Valdez
Music Carlos Santana
Producer Taylor Hackford, Stuart Benjamin
Screenwriter Luis Valdez
This letterboxed AC3 sound feature film DVD stars Lou Diamo nd Phillips as Ritchie Valens.
A film biography of Mexican-American musician and singer Ritchie Valens, a one-time fruit picker who became a rock-and-roll legend. The story covers ... Full Descriptionhis early career (when he scheduled gigs in between high school classes); his romance with blond, WASP-y Donna, the namesake of one of his pop hits; and the ill-fated national tour he played with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper.
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.