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 As the memories are relived on the screen, it becomes clear that someone is looking for the lost unpublished tapes of the band's final recording and that someone might be Eddie!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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Tony Mart's was an actual place in New Jersey from the 1950s to the early 1980s. The building was demolished in the early 1980s, and a new building now stands on a different area of the property. See more »

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Wildwood does not have "big motels" or "big hotels" on its boardwalk. See more »

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Maggie Foley: [On the bridge Eddie wrecked on] The innocence of the 50s was over and so was rock and roll as we knew it. We were entering a new age, an age of confusion, an age of passion, of commitment. Eddie Wilson saw it coming. "Season in Hell" is a total innovation for it's time. It was a signal of greatness yet to come. Eddie Wilson was a step ahead of us and I don't think we've caught up with him yet. Eddie's been dead for almost 18 years, but his music is as alive today as the day he recorded it. For ...
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Followed by Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989) See more »

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Runaway
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played in the scene where the band is first arriving at Tony Mart's nightclub
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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.

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