In the early 1960s, legendary rock star Eddie Wilson disappeared from the limelight when he drove his car off a New Jersey bridge. Trying to escape his past, Eddie changed his name and has maintained a quiet life as construction worker Joe West in Montreal. However, the past will not die, it is screaming for resolution. His relentless desire to make music pulls him back to the stage where he forms a new band and an even better sound. Meanwhile, record company executives release newly-discovered tapes from Eddie's last album and promotes a worldwide search for the mysterious rock star. Joe West has become both mentor and nucleus for his new band that dreams of making it big without knowing their mysterious leader is the real Eddie Wilson. As his new band hits center stage, Eddie finally comes to terms with his past, himself and his music. Written by
MGM/UA Home Video
One of the greatest rock n' roll legends of all time, Eddie Wilson is back. Twenty years ago, he mysteriously disappeared. What really happened to Eddie Wilson?
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Did You Know?
The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 12th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1989. See more
The first performance of "It's a Matter of Time" includes a series of flashbacks. In one flashback, Diane cries and puts her head on Eddie's lap. She's not married, but she is wearing a wedding ring. See more
[faces Eddie, sternly
First you destroy your guitar, now your songs. You're gonna be next?
They're lousy songs. They don't even burn good.
Good thing you know them by heart. Be a shame to lose that many songs by Eddie Wilson.
[Eddie stops destroying his songs and realizes that Hilton knows his true identity
I knew the minute I heard you play. The way a man plays - he's born with it; like fingerprints. He can hide under another name. But he can't disguise the way he plays.
Then it's a good thing...
Features Eddie and the Cruisers
Performed by John Cafferty
(vocal, guitar, keyboards), Michael 'Tunes' Antunes
(saxophone), Gary Gramolini (guitar), Robert Nicholas Cotoia (keyboards), Patrick Lupo (bass), Kenny Jo Silva (drums) See more