The film was a box office flop, receiving many negative to mixed reviews from critics. Only Eddie is not dead. The film was pulled from theaters after three weeks and all of the promotional ads pulled after one week. Flashbacks dramatize Eddie's life and the rise and fall of his band, Eddie and the Cruisers. It's a really weird high. We'll just say it was your first movie and they just didn't release it.
Frank and Joann go back to the Palace of Depression to retrieve the master tapes. The band's first album, Tender Years, became a major hit, but recording their next album, A Season in Hell, turns out to be a nightmare. He smiles serenely, proud to know that his work is finally being heard, and then disappears into the night. He showed Davidson his scrapbook, the places the band performed, the car they drove in, and how they transported their instruments. A mystery man driving a blue convertible identical to Eddie's arrives at the house and calls to Joann.
For a few moments, you feel like a king, a god. The circumstances surrounding his death are just shadowy enough to make it a distinct possibility, and someone could it be Eddie? His body was never found. He told her what had happened to his film, and she gave his script for Eddie and the Cruisers to her business partners. The problem is that it finally lacks the storytelling resources to tell enough of an intriguing story about a musical mystery man. The screaming, stomping and applause became spontaneous. During the documentary interviews, the band expresses a desire to relive the past, even though many of their memories are humiliating.
The other Cruisers members share similar stories. 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. Inspired by the bleak, fatalistic poetry of , Eddie pushes his bandmates beyond their limits, musically and personally. And 20 years after, a television newswoman decides to investigate the legendary disappearance of leader Eddie Wilson who may still be alive, while searching for the missing tapes of the band's never-released album. Joann is a stage choreographer in , and Hopkins works in an casino. Other aspects of the film are inexplicably wrong.
Eddie and the Cruisers, a major rock 'n' roll band in the early '60s, fell off the radar when singer Eddie vanished after a dispute over their experimental second album. 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. And renewed interest in the band leads television reporter Maggie Foley to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie is still alive? His love of music forces him to create a new band which will have to struggle with its anonymity. 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. Drama Thriller Music In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around.
The eventual project, which, unlike the first, had had no source novel from Kluge as its basis, was released as in 1989. Embassy Pictures threw a promotional party for the film at a dance club in September, 1983 where Cafferty and his band played. As Maggie interviews the former band members, the pieces of the puzzle start to fit. The filmmaker told Vance to find him someone that could produce music that contained elements of these three bands. But the tragic death of its lead singer broke the band up. It's scary, a dangerous feeling.
Michael Paré was discovered in a New York City restaurant working as a chef. The Rock and Roll Film Encyclopedia. I like a real director. 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. If you take it too seriously.
A television documentary is soon in the works, exploring the mystery of the band's second album, which had disappeared from the vaults of Satin Records the day after Eddie's disappearance. 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. His body was never found. He works as a carpenter in Montreal. They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one dark night in 1963, Eddie Wilson's car took a dive off a New Jersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel. Ridgeway is a high school English teacher in. As Maggie interviews the former band members, the pieces of the puzzle start to fit.