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Eddie and the Cruisers (1983)

PG  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Music  |  23 September 1983 (USA)
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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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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 As the memories are relived on the screen, it becomes clear that someone is looking for the lost unpublished tapes of the band's final recording and that someone might be Eddie!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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Eddie i krazowniki  »

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Quotations from the book Ridgeway reads are attributed to poet Arthur Rimbaud. See more »

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When Frank is lying in bed, you can see the shadow of the camera moving across his chest as it moves closer. 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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(I Don't Want To) Hang Up My Rock n' Roll Shoes
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A Simple Plot
16 November 2003 | by (Tombstone AZ) – See all my reviews

This post is not to review or rate "Eddie", but to explain the background of the plot for other posters who seem confused on this.

"Eddie" was based on the 1980 book, same name, by Paul F. Kluge (avail used Amazon). The basis of the plot is simple: If the lead singer in a #1 rock group dies, how are the lives of others in the group altered? Do they try to keep it going, or let go and move on? Do they ever try to "go back"? Et cetera. Mr. Kluge's inspiration for this was the death of Buddy Holly in 1959. He long wondered what happened to the members of the Crickets after that day, and turned his curiosity into this book.

All this per a personal conversation I had with Mr. Kluge in 1996. At that time, he was a professor at a small Ohio college.


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