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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
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Sal Amato
Helen Schneider ...
Joann Carlino
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Michael 'Tunes' Antunes ...
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Barry Sand ...
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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 As the memories are relived on the screen, it becomes clear that someone is looking for the lost unpublished tapes of the band's final recording and that someone might be Eddie!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 interiors for the radio station at which Doc Robbins (Joe Pantoliano) works were done in the main studio of what was then WMID-AM, Atlantic City (1340 kHz). See more »

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When Frank and Joanne are pulling up to Joanne's house near the end of the film, Frank's car has California plates on it. See more »

Quotes

Frank Ridgeway: Can I help you guys?
Sal Amato: Yeah, tell Tony Eddie and the Cruisers are here.
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Boardwalk Angel
Performed by John Cafferty (Lead Vocal and Guitar), Michael 'Tunes' Antunes (Saxophone),
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The idea of vanishing from society thrills many!
15 June 1999 | by (Arkansas) – See all my reviews

This is probably my all-time favorite movie. I can't explain why in terms to satisfy most people though. It's just one of those things. I love the music and have been to see John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band many times since the release of this movie. The idea that a prominent celebrity could vanish from society is a thrilling storyline for this movie. Its movies like these that help people whose loved ones are missing to keep the faith. It also breeds fantasy that stars like Elvis and Jim Morrison are still alive. I could write more but I'd rather go watch this movie!!!


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