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A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader Eddie Wilson may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album.

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Doc Robbins
Matthew Laurance ...
Sal Amato
Helen Schneider ...
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Michael 'Tunes' Antunes ...
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Gerry Rivers
Howard Johnson ...
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Storyline

Maggie Foley is a television reporter who's interviewing the surviving members of a 1960s rock band whose music is being revived. Memories of the band's leader Eddie Wilson are being relived as Frank Ridgeway is reunited with the old members of the band. As the memories are relived on the screen, it becomes clear that someone is looking for the lost unpublished tapes of the band's final recording and that someone might be Eddie! Written by Kurt Pires <kjpires@holonet.net>

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In 1964, Eddie Wilson had it all. He had genius. He had vision. He had the hottest rock n' roll band in the country. Then, suddenly one night, his car went off a dark New Jersey bridge. His body was never found. But his dream was never lost. And twenty years later, the mystery of Eddie Wilson begins to unravel. See more »

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Drama | Mystery | Music

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23 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Eddie i krazowniki  »

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The Palace of Depression was a real place in Vineland, New Jersey. A homeless drifter built it out of junk, sand and clay, then charged admission for visitors. Vandals destroyed the Palace after his death, but the original ticket booth still stands. Vineland is currently trying to rebuild the Palace of Depression. See more »

Goofs

Maggie is seen watching old tape of Eddie and the band sing "On the Dark Side", at Frank's college. Yet when we see them at the college later in the film, no camera or film crews are in sight anywhere in the auditorium. See more »

Quotes

Doc Robbins: [about Eddie's album] There's nothing can't be fixed, am I right?
Lew Elson: [to Eddie] This won't fix, this is a disaster! You want to be a poet? Try Greenage Village!
Doc Robbins: Lew, listen, another couple of weeks. We've been working for months.
Lew Elson: Doc, take six weeks. I still wouldn't know what to do with it.
Eddie Wilson: [to Lew, angrily] You want to know what you can do with it? I'll tell you what you can do with it, you son of a bitch!
Lew Elson: Hey, I put up ten grand and I expect something for my money! This is what I've been waiting a...
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Referenced in Backbeat (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Runaway
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by Del Shannon
played in the scene where the band is first arriving at Tony Mart's nightclub
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User Reviews

 
This movie is addictive.
29 November 1998 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when my family first got cable television. I watched it once, then twice, then the next thing I know I had watched it about 30 times. The story is well told through flashbacks and current events. the casting is good. Michael Pare is Eddie Wilson. Every time I have seen him since, that's the first thing I think about. Tom Berenger is also very good. His character starts out as naive and innocent and then begins to grow as we grow with him. This movie is totally addictive.


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