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

PG-13  |   |  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
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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 ...
Music Video Hostess
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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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18 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Eddie et les Cruisers ll  »

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$540,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 12th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1989. See more »

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Bo Diddley describes Lakehurst, New Jersey as a little town right outside Newark. It's actually far south of Newark, west of Toms River. See more »

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Sal Amato: [sees Eddie, now clean-shaven and with short hair, approach him on the beach for the first time since his "death"] Son of a...
[Eddie faces him, contrite]
Sal Amato: Jesus Christ! You son of a bitch! You son of a...
[takes a swing at him and misses, losing his balance, Eddie catches him, Sal is hysterical]
Sal Amato: Son of a bitch! Jesus Christ! You've been dead for 20 years, goddammit!
Eddie Wilson: [restraining him] I gotta talk to you, Sal!
Sal Amato: Shut up! No, you're dead, goddammit! Don't talk to me!
Eddie Wilson: I gotta talk to you, Sal!
Sal Amato: No! Don't...
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Eddie and the Cruisers II, Eddie Lives
11 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've seen both "EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS" and "EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS II, EDDIE LIVES" and I rather enjoyed them both. They weren't like ordinary movies that have a beginning, a middle and an end. It was like just being there. You enjoy the characters and the music, at least I did. I think that when an actor takes a role its because he's not expecting the role to help him with his career, but that he can help the role and Michael Pare did exactly that. The moment I can I will be purchasing the movies because they give me an escape of my everyday life. When I watch a movie I don't want to think about what is the character going to do now, or will he get the girl. I just want to watch a movie and not think about the climax of the movie. These movies do just that, I can have a glass of wine or a can of Pepsi and just relax and enjoy.


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