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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.

Director:

Jean-Claude Lord

Writers:

P.F. Kluge (characters), Charles Zev Cohen | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Paré ... Eddie Wilson / Joe West (as Michael Pare)
Marina Orsini ... Diane Armani
Bernie Coulson ... Rick Diesel
Matthew Laurance ... Sal Amato
Michael Rhoades ... Dave Pagent
Anthony Sherwood ... Hilton Overstreet
Mark Holmes Mark Holmes ... Quinn Quinley
David Matheson David Matheson ... Stewart Fairbanks
Paul Markle Paul Markle ... Charlie 'Sexy' Tanzie
Kate Lynch ... Lyndsay Caputo
Harvey Atkin ... Lew Eisen
Vlasta Vrana ... Frank
Larry King ... TV Talk Show Host
Bo Diddley ... Legendary Guitarist
Martha Quinn ... Music Video Hostess
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Storyline

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 in Montreal as a construction worker under the name Joe West. 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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Taglines:

The legend. The music. The man. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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 »

Goofs

When Eddie drives from Montreal into Manhattan, he drives over the Brooklyn Bridge. That would be a very indirect route. See more »

Quotes

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 talk to...
[...]
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Connections

Follows Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

N.Y.C. Song
Written by John Cafferty
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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Eddie and the Cruisers II, Eddie Lives
11 January 2005 | by tvega12004See 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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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives! See more »

Filming Locations:

Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$536,508, 20 August 1989

Gross USA:

$536,508

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$536,508
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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