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Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

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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 ...
Joann Carlino
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Kenny Hopkins
Michael 'Tunes' Antunes ...
Wendell Newton
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Lew Elson
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Joe Cates ...
Lois
Barry Sand ...
Barry Siegel
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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 As the memories are relived on the screen, it becomes clear that someone is looking for the lost unpublished tapes of the band's final recording and that someone might be Eddie!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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23 September 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The fraternity house is actually the home of the Haverford College president. Haverford, where the college scenes were shot, has no fraternities or sororities. See more »

Goofs

When Frank arrives at his home (trailer), you see a copy of the album "Tender Years", about 3/4 of the album is peaking out of the pile. After Doc calls him, he reaches for the album, only 25% of the album is peaking out of the pile. See more »

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Maggie Foley: "A Season in Hell", a spiritual and confessional biography. Arthur Rimbaud was a genius, his writings were a quest. A search for perfection, an attempt to find total freedom. At the age of 19, Arthur Rimbaud committed suicide, not of the flesh, but of the mind and the soul. It means he never another word, and disappeared off the face of the earth. He was not seen nor heard from again for nearly twenty years, until he reappeared in a hospital within Marseille on his deathbed.
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Referenced in Secluded Passion (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Season in Hell (Fire Suite)
Performed by John Cafferty (Lead Vocal and Guitar), Michael 'Tunes' Antunes (Saxophone),
Gary Gramolini (Guitar), Kenny Jo Silva (Drums), Robert Nicholas Cotoia (Piano), Pat Lupo (Bass)
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Great Music Story
25 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Eddie and the Cruisers is kind of a Behind the Music story. It has a very good plot and the actors were good. The music from John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band is probably the best thing about this movie. Any music and/or rock and roll will love it.

8/10


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