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Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! (1989)

 -  Drama | Music | Romance  -  18 August 1989 (USA)
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A Montreal construction worker joins a band and turns out to be a long-lost rock star from 1960s New Jersey - none other than Eddie Wilson, who mysteriously disappeared after a road accident.

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Eddie Wilson / Joe West
Marina Orsini ...
Diane Armani
Bernie Coulson ...
Rick Diesel
Matthew Laurance ...
Sal Amato
Michael Rhoades ...
Dave Pagent
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Hilton Overstreet
Mark Holmes ...
Quinn Quinley
David Matheson ...
Stewart Fairbanks
Paul Markle ...
Charlie 'Sexy' Tanzie
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Lyndsay
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Lew Eison
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Frank
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Martha Quinn ...
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In the early 1960s, Eddie and the Cruisers was the hottest rock band around. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke up the band. Only Eddie Wilson is not dead. He works as a construction worker in Montreal. His love of music forces him to create a new band which will have to struggle with its anonymity. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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The legend. The music. The man.

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Drama | Music | Romance

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Eddie et les Cruisers ll  »

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$540,000 (USA)
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Harvey Atkin (playing Lou Eisen) and Kate Lynch (playing Lindsey Caputo) also worked together in Meatballs (1979) where Harvey was Morty, the camp director and Kate was Roxanne, the girl's head counselor. See more »

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Eddie Wilson: [to Rick] The music's got to live, man. It's got to breathe.
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A 'must see' film for anyone into Rock 'n' Roll, especially players!
16 June 2000 | by (Kapa`a, Hawai`i) – See all my reviews

Along with 'Eddie and the Cruisers' and 'Streets of Fire', Michael Paré performs in three of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll movies of all time! Eddie's comments and examples of how to play with feeling and how to 'swing' are some of the best ever. Anyone who aspires to play serious electric music should see these films, along with everyone who loves Rock and Roll and/or grew up in the '50s and '60s. Since it is a sequel film, Eddie II is sometimes passed over by afficionados, but don't let that fool you.

Have a weekend with Michael Paré and rent all three--you'll love 'em!


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