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 picture was nominated for Worst Picture at the Hastings Bad Cinema Society's 12th Stinkers Bad Movie Awards in 1989. See more »
When Eddie drives from Montreal into Manhattan, he drives over the Brooklyn Bridge. That would be a very indirect route. See more »
[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]
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]
Son of a bitch! Jesus Christ! You've been dead for 20 years, goddammit!
I gotta talk to you, Sal!
Shut up! No, you're dead, goddammit! Don't talk to me!
I gotta talk to you, Sal!
No! Don't talk to...
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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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