Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of singer Ritchie Valens whose life was cut short by a plane crash.

cast

Lou Diamond Phillips Ritchie Valens
Danielle von Zerneck Donna Ludwig
Elizabeth Peña Rosie Morales
Rosanna DeSoto Connie Valenzuela
Esai Morales Bob Morales
Joe Pantoliano Bob Keane
Marshall Crenshaw Buddy Holly
Brian Setzer Eddie Cochran
Daniel Valdez Lelo
Howard Huntsberry Jackie Wilson
Felipe Cantu Curandero
Eddie Frias Chino
Mike Moroff Mexican Ed
Geoffrey Rivas Rudy
Sam Anderson Mr. Ludwig
Maggie Gwinn Mrs. Ludwig
Jeffrey Alan Chandler Alan Freed
Stephen Lee Big Bopper
John Quade Bartender
Lettie Ibarra Vera
Diane Rodriguez Ernestine
Katie Valdez Connie Jr.
Gloria Balcorta Irma
Ernesto Hernández
Noble Willingham Howard

crew

Unit Production Manager Alan C. Blomquist
Casting Junie Lowry-Johnson
Director of Photography Adam Greenberg
Editor Sheldon Kahn
Set Decoration Rosemary Brandenburg
Associate Producer Daniel Valdez
Producer Taylor Hackford
Producer Bill Borden
Editor Don Brochu
Music Miles Goodman
Director Luis Valdez
Writer Luis Valdez
Music Carlos Santana
Production Design Vincent M. Cresciman
Script Supervisor Kerry Lyn McKissick
Casting Associate Marcy Carriker
Costume Design Sylvia Vega-Vasquez
Executive Producer Stuart Benjamin
Location Manager Josh King
Title Designer Dan Perri
Location Manager Richard Davis, Jr.
Production Coordinator Misty Carey


Country: United States of America
Studio & Production Companies: Columbia Pictures New Visions Pictures
Runtime: 108 minutes
Release Date: 1987-07-24