They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but early one morning in 1964, 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 Fender Stratocaster guitar used by Michael Paré
as Eddie Wilson in the concert scenes formerly belonged to John Lyon, a technical consultant for the film. Lyon is better known as Southside Johnny Lyon
, leader of the New Jersey shore band the Asbury Jukes, and longtime friend and frequent collaborator of Bruce Springsteen
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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
You know what she really wanted to talk about? Those old tapes: "Season in Hell". She said something about them being missing, and wanted to know if I knew where they were.
What did you tell her?
I told her I don't have a clue. For all I care, they could a gone down with Eddie. You understand?
Sally, you were on those tapes too.
If they find those tapes, what's in it for me, huh? I just about broke my fingers trying to play that stuff.
Well, if it must be worth money, somebody's ...
Season in Hell (Fire Suite)
Performed by John Cafferty
(lead vocal and guitar), Michael 'Tunes' Antunes
(saxophone), Gary Gramolini (guitar), Robert Nicholas Cotoia (piano), Patrick Lupo (bass), Kenny Jo Silva (drums) See more