Flashbacks dramatize Eddie's life and the rise and fall of his band, Eddie and the Cruisers. His body was never found. As Maggie interviews the former band members, the pieces of the puzzle start to fit. Synopsis A television newswoman picks up the story of a 1960s rock band whose long-lost leader - Eddie Wilson - may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album. The studio re-released the soundtrack in the fall of 1984. Almost 20 years later, Satin re-releases the band's first album, which charts even higher than it did originally. The filmmaker told Vance to find him someone that could produce music that contained elements of these three bands.
Frank and Joann go back to the Palace of Depression to retrieve the master tapes. He smiles serenely, proud to know that his work is finally being heard, and then disappears into the night. However, Davidson did not want to lose sight of the fact that the Cruisers were essentially a Jersey bar band, and he thought of and the. Eddie vanishes without a trace, his body never found. In a surprise reveal at the ending, a bearded, much older looking Eddie is shown alive, watching the ending credits of Foley's documentary tribute to him and the band roll through the window of an appliance store.
He showed Davidson his scrapbook, the places the band performed, the car they drove in, and how they transported their instruments. His body was never found. Matthew Laurance actually learned how to play the bass through rehearsals. The film had its world premiere at. The film was a box office flop, receiving many negative to mixed reviews from critics. And renewed interest in the band leads television reporter Maggie Foley to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie is still alive? They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one early morning in 1964, Eddie Wilson's car took a dive off a New Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel.
There was an audience for it. In the early morning hours, Eddie's car crashes through the railing and over the. Joann is able to complete the one piece of the puzzle that Frank could not: revealing what happened to the band's second album. Joann is a stage choreographer in , and Hopkins works in an casino. We'll just say it was your first movie and they just didn't release it. A few girls made a dash for the stage, tearing at Michael's shirt. But we kept the cameras rolling.
During the documentary interviews, the band expresses a desire to relive the past, even though many of their memories are humiliating. Paré makes a fine debut; he captures the manner of a hot-blooded young rocker with great conviction, and his lip-synching is almost perfect. The screaming, stomping and applause became spontaneous. A mystery man driving a blue convertible identical to Eddie's arrives at the house and calls to Joann. Vance also told Davidson stories about the band, some of which he incorporated into the script. Retrieved 31 December 2018 — via www. Eddie's music sounds good, but it also sounds a lot like Bruce Springsteen's, and it would not have been the rage in 1963.
The band gets its start at a club called Tony Mart's. Ridgeway is a high school English teacher in. After storming from the studio, Eddie brought her to the , a makeshift castle made of garbage and junk that he visited often as a child. He was understandably upset and a couple of days later he went out to dinner and met a secretary who had worked on his first film. Embassy Pictures re-released the film for one week based on successful summer cable screenings and a popular radio single, but it once again failed to perform at the box office.
It's scary, a dangerous feeling. I was a little removed, because I wasn't on the movie the whole time, but it seemed like it was just a mess. And renewed interest in the band leads television reporter Maggie Foley to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie is still alive? People still watch it and still tell me about it. We certainly hadn't told them to do that. Davidson was getting close to rehearsals when Vance called him and said that he had found the band-- from.
Moved by his story, Frank and Joann give him the master tapes. As Maggie interviews the former band members, the pieces of the puzzle start to fit - but only until still deeper mysteries begin to surface. He wrote the screenplay with Arlene Davidson and decided to use a -style story structure. The film was pulled from theaters after three weeks and all of the promotional ads pulled after one week. However, it quickly left the business after making two films that were not financially successful. Doc drives off into the night vowing that the Cruisers will finally conquer the world this time. The eventual project, which, unlike the first, had had no source novel from Kluge as its basis, was released as in 1989.
However, they had no prior experience in distribution and were unable to properly release it in theaters. She reveals it was in fact she who took the master tapes for the album from Satin Records, hiding them in the Palace of Depression, where she felt they belonged. The problem is that it finally lacks the storytelling resources to tell enough of an intriguing story about a musical mystery man. Tom Berenger has said that he did not try to learn piano for the film but did practice keyboards for hours in his trailer. Inspired by the bleak, fatalistic poetry of , Eddie pushes his bandmates beyond their limits, musically and personally. The others are now living ordinary lives: Sal Amato fronts a Cruisers tribute band. Then, as the music heated up, so did the audience.
But before she can reach the car, Frank unmasks the impostor, revealing him to be Doc, who was after the master tapes all these years. The Rock and Roll Film Encyclopedia. Michael Paré was discovered in a New York City restaurant working as a chef. I like a real director. Other aspects of the film are inexplicably wrong. If you take it too seriously. It's a really weird high.