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

Genres:

Drama | Music | Romance

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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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

During several performances, the music does not sync with the band members' actions. See more »

Quotes

Diane Armani: You really enjoyed this life, don't you? Always traveling.
Eddie Wilson: Still missed Jersey.
Diane Armani: [snorts] And what's so special about Jersey?
Eddie Wilson: Baby, there's nowhere else in the world like the Garden State! You got miles of swamps, and mountains of dumps... different colored rivers... automobiles graveyards... breweries, factories, ballparks, all mixed up together. It's the best place to live.
Diane Armani: Uh-huh? Then why does the Statue of Liberty face the other way?
[they both laugh]
Eddie Wilson: [jokingly] Oooh! That was cruel!
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Connections

Follows Eddie and the Cruisers (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Maryia
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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Great Fun!

I hadn't seen this film since I had viewed it on video in 1990.When I saw a copy for $1 at Borders I had to buy it.Michael Pare as West/Wilson is just perfect and the John Cafferty/Beaver Brown Band deliver an even better soundtrack than the first film.Again, Cafferty's voice emanating from Pare's body is perfect.The ending is great, as is the supporting cast.I liked it better that the first one!


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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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