Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 65%
TMDB Rating 6.9
IMDB Rating 6.8
RottenTomatoes Rating 96%

Financials

Revenue: $54,215,416

Budget: $6,500,000

Profit: + $47,715,416


Movie Details

Tag Line: Born into poverty. Destined for stardom. He lived the American dream.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Jul 24, 1987

Rating: PG-13

Run Time: 1h 48m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: New Visions Pictures , Columbia Pictures


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Synopsis

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


Main Cast

Lou Diamond Phillips

Lou Diamond Phillips

Ritchie Valens

Age : 58 | Popularity : 14%

Danielle von Zerneck

Danielle von Zerneck

Donna Ludwig

Age : 53 | Popularity : 7%

Elizabeth Peña

Elizabeth Peña

Rosie Morales

Age : 53 | Popularity : 11%

Rosanna DeSoto

Rosanna DeSoto

Connie Valenzuela

Age : 69 | Popularity : 6%

Esai Morales

Esai Morales

Bob Morales

Age : 57 | Popularity : 3%

Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano

Bob Keane

Age : 68 | Popularity : 29%

Marshall Crenshaw

Marshall Crenshaw

Buddy Holly

Age : N/A | Popularity : 3%

Brian Setzer

Brian Setzer

Eddie Cochran

Age : 60 | Popularity : 3%


Crew

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