Lou Diamond Phillips delivers a decent performance in this
easy-going biopic of 1950's rock & roll singer Ritchie Valens whose life and career was cut short in the same plane crash which killed Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.
Though enjoyable, like real life this film plays second fiddle
to similar films about the life and career of Buddy Holly (notably The Buddy Holly Story (qv)), and doesn't really bring anything new to the table. Great music though.