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Biographical story of the rise from nowhere of early rock and roll singer Ritchie Valens who died at age 17 in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.
Biopic centered around the life and career of Chicano rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens. It depicts how his life affected his family, his half-brother Bob Morales and his girlfriend Donna Ludwig.
The movie was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2017. It was a Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Motion Picture - Drama in 1988.