They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one dark night in 1963, Eddie Wilson's car took a dive off a New Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel. His body was never found. Twenty years after the lead singer of Eddie and the Cruisers disappeared, the band's songs are hotter than ever. And renewed interest in the band leads television reporter Maggie Foley to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie is still alive? The circumstances surrounding his death are just shadowy enough to make it a distinct possibility, and someone (could it be Eddie?) has been ransacking the homes of the surviving band members in a desperate search for tapes of the group's visionary, never-released album. As Maggie interviews the former band members, the pieces of the puzzle start to fit... but only until still deeper mysteries begin to surface. Written by
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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.
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Did You Know?
The band that actually plays the music is John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Michael 'Tunes' Antunes
is a real sax player in the band. See more
Wildwood does not have "big motels" or "big hotels" on its boardwalk. See more
Can I help you guys?
Yeah, tell Tony Eddie and the Cruisers are here.
Referenced in Davey and the Cruisers
Those Oldies But Goodies (Remind Me of You)
Lead vocal performed by Kenny Vance See more