They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one early 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
MGM/UA Home Video
Rebel. Rocker. Lover. Idol. Vanished.
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Did You Know?
lobbied for the role of Eddie Wilson, but director Martin Davidson
who had purchased the rights to the novel didn't think he could be convincing as anyone other than himself. While he "might have been great" in the role, Davidson said, "he wouldn't have spanned the history" of the missing musician. See more
During the band's musical performances, the sound is nearly always out of sync with the video, especially when they are creating "On The Dark Side" when the tambourine and hand-clapping is 180 degrees out of sync and Frank's hand shadows behind the piano are visible and they are clearly not really playing anything and are barely moving at all. See more
Can I help you guys?
Yeah, tell Tony Eddie and the Cruisers are here.
Referenced in Secluded Passion
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