Eddie and The Cruisers perform in the music video "On the Dark Side" from the original motion picture soundtrack to Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) recorded for CBS Records. The band performs... See full summary »
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
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As with the original film, critics heavily panned the sequel and the acting of Michael Paré and Marina Orsini, and also was very critical of the producers for being more concerned about selling soundtrack albums for the film than promoting the film itself. See more »
During several performances, the music does not sync with the band members' actions. See more »
[with Eddie in an old abandoned church, where the mystery tapes were recorded]
What's all this bullshit about the mystery tapes? You and Wendell coming here to play twenty years ago.
It was just an experiment, Sal. Look, Wendell knew these guys that had a recording studio here. That's all. The funny thing is that there I was playing with the greatest. Bo Diddley, King Curtis. Thinking "This is great, this is what I want!"
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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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