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
MGM/UA Home Video
Rebel. Rocker. Lover. Idol. Vanished.
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Did You Know?
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 currently stands on a different area of the property. See more
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[after unmasking Doc
Why did you do this?
Shortcuts, kid. I never could do things the easy way.
Doc, why this little game and the car business?
I figured Joann had the tapes, I knew she wasn't gonna give them to me. Maybe you, Wordman, maybe if she'd give them to you.
What would you do if you had the tapes, Doc.
Try me, just try me. I have it made. For once in my life, I'd bring home a winner... I'd like that.
I once asked Eddie why he kept you around. You know what he said? He said, "Doc's a ...
Down on My Knees
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