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

PG-13 | | Drama, Music, Romance | 18 August 1989 (USA)
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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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

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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? See more »

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18 August 1989 (USA)  »

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Eddie et les Cruisers ll  »

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$536,508 (USA) (20 August 1989)

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$536,508 (USA)
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Trivia

The guitar played by Eddie Wilson is a Fender Mustang made by Fender Music Company from 1964 through 1982. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Hilton Overstreet: [faces Eddie, sternly] First you destroy your guitar, now your songs. You're gonna be next?
Eddie Wilson: They're lousy songs. They don't even burn good.
Hilton Overstreet: 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]
Hilton Overstreet: 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.
Eddie Wilson: Then it's a good thing...
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Features Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) See more »

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N.Y.C. Song
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)
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I loved it!!!
6 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a fun movie to watch in these times when everything else is total chaos. My husband and I watched both of them in two weeks after the person who recommended mailed me #2. My other brother sent me the sound track for both of these movies! I have played it every day sense then. I would love Eddie and the Cruisers 3. It so reminds us of the innocent times when we went to hear bands whose music we could sing to. When dancing at a local hangout, and the bands where you cheered on to be successful. That actually played the music versus having the sounds made by machines! This is one set of movies I will watch again and again. I don't care whose music it sounded like, it reminds us all of more fun times. I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!1


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