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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 ...
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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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Eddie et les Cruisers ll  »

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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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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 »

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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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It's 2004 and the music still rocks
18 December 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I just finished watching a re-run and I still find that the music still knocks me out. Granted, the story line is a little less than cerebral. But, this movie was about the development by a group of guy's that came together to give birth to a sound that shakes us out of our seats. And now in 2004 the music is still worth listening to when compared to some of the rap crap that is proliferating the scene. Rock music is leg shaking, hand clapping, shout from deep in the soul that brings out the basic animal in all of us. Elvis brought this to a head because it made us move and this list goes on... Hang in there music lovers every once in a while someone brings us something new that tries to compare with something of the old system that doesn't match the status because of its originality and that ain't all bad. Rock on Eddie


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