La Bamba
La Bamba
Directed By Luis Valdez
Written By Luis Valdez
Cast Lou Diamond Phillips, Esai Morales, Rosanna DeSoto
Produced By Taylor Hackford, Bill Borden
Executive Producer Stuart Benjamin, Daniel Valdez
Film Editing By Sheldon Kahn, Don Brochu
Cinematography By Adam Greenberg
Music By Los Lobos, Miles Goodman, Carlos Santana

United States



Release Date

July 24, 1987


108 Minutes

Rating PG-13
Distributed By

Columbia Pictures

Budget $6,500,000
Gross $54,215,416



  • Lou Diamond Phillips as Ritchie Valens
  • Esai Morales as Roberto "Bob" Morales
  • Rosanna DeSoto as Connie Valenzuela
  • Elizabeth Pena as Rosie Morales-Valenzuela
  • Danielle von Zerneck as Donna Ludwig
  • Joe Pantoliano as Bob Keane
  • Rick Dees as Ted Quillin
  • Marshall Crenshaw as Buddy Holly
  • Howard Huntsberry as Jackie Wilson
  • Brian Setzer as Eddie Cochran
  • Stephen Lee as The Big Bopper
  • Sam Anderson as Mr. Ludwig



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