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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Eddie Wilson / Joe West
Marina Orsini ...
Diane Armani
Bernie Coulson ...
Rick Diesel
Matthew Laurance ...
Sal Amato
Michael Rhoades ...
Dave Pagent
Anthony Sherwood ...
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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TV Talk Show Host
Bo Diddley ...
Legendary Guitarist
Martha Quinn ...
Music Video Hostess
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Storyline

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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18 August 1989 (USA)  »

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$540,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The concert scenes were filmed in a Las Vegas arena before a Bon Jovi show (New Jersey tour). The stage set up is the actual stage set up Bon Jovi used for their show. See more »

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During several performances, the music does not sync with the band members' actions. See more »

Quotes

Sal Amato: [listening to a mystery tape with Dave that sounds like Eddie singing] It's a pretty good imitation of Eddie. Who is it?
Dave Pagent: When we reacquired the Season in Hell album, we found another totally unrelated tape in the box... a mystery tape. This tape.
Sal Amato: [scoffs] And you think this is Eddie?
Dave Pagent: Don't you?
Sal Amato: It can't be. Eddie always played with me. I knew every song he knew. I knew everything...
Dave Pagent: [interrupting] No, this IS Eddie.
Sal Amato: What are you trying to pull here?
Dave Pagent: There aren't any tricks, Sal. I had the tape ...
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Follows Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) See more »

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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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