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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The guitar played by Eddie Wilson is a Fender Mustang made by Fender Music Company from 1964 through 1982. See more »
During several performances, the music does not sync with the band members' actions. See more »
You really enjoyed this life, don't you? Always traveling.
Still missed Jersey.
And what's so special about Jersey?
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.
Uh-huh? Then why does the Statue of Liberty face the other way?
[they both laugh]
Oooh! That was cruel!
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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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