||Under mysterious conditions, Eddie Wilson, a Early Sixties rock'n'Roll
idol dies in a car crash. His body had never been found. The tapes of
his last record had vanished.
20 years later. Suddenly the huge Eddie & the Cruisers hysteria is back, and it makes the vanished recordings invaluable precious. Whoever is going to find them, will make the big money.
Suddenly noone wants to believe in Eddie's dead anymore. Questions of a female journalist si weaking up memories of old band members. What really had happened in the past? Is Eddie really dead? A secred hunt starts for the tapes. Someone is burgeling the houses of the old band. Who is it? And strange phonecalls are pushing the suspect, that Eddie is still alive.
A great movie about idols, who are not allowed to die.
TOM BERENGER (Frank) /
HELEN SCHNEIDER (Joann) / MATTHEW LAURANCE (Sal) /
DAVID WILSON (Kenny) / MICHAEL "TUNES" ANTUNES (Wendell)
JOE PANTOLIANO (Doc - the Cruisers' manager) /
ELLEN BARKIN (Maggie - TV reporter)
Original Music by : JOHN CAFFERTY
Music Performed by : JOHN CAFFERTY and the BEAVER BROWN BAND
Music Produced and Supervised by : KENNY VANCE
Screenplay by : MARTIN DAVIDSON and ARLENE DAVIDSON
Executive Producers : RICH IRVINE and JAMES L. STEWART
Produced by : JOSEPH BROOKS and ROBERT K. LIFTON
Directed by : MARTIN DAVIDSON
Based upon the novel by : P.F. KLUGE
The second part of Eddie & The Cruisers starts, where the first
one is ending. But to get it briefly told again:
In the year 1964 a young talented gitarrist and singer smashes his car on a bridge and drops down in the deep. His death became a legend, his body was never found. His music became a cultstatus. He left the world his heritage: "I want to be remembered for the music, or not at all". His name was Eddie Wilson.
Now, 20 years later, an unscrupulous recordcompany wants to make the big money with his name and create a new cult about Eddie. And.... the put some incredible rumours into the world: Eddie lives".
Only an unknown stranger is going to fight against the marketing strategy about Eddie Wilson. His name: - Joe West. His job: - building engineer. His weapon: - a guitar. His enemy: - his own past.
Is Eddie still alive?
and MATTHEW LAURANCE as Sal
Original Music Composed by : MARTY SIMON and LEON ARONSON
Original Songs Written by : JOHN CAFFERTY
and Performed by : JOHN CAFFERTY AND THE BEAVER BROWN BAND
Artistic Consultant : PETER NELSON
Executive Producers : VICTOR LOEWY and DENIS HEROUX
and WILLIAM STUART and JAMES L.STUART
Based on Characters Created by : P.F. KLUGE
Written by : CHARLES ZEV COHEN and RICK DOEHRING
Produced by : STEPHANE REICHEL
Directed by : JEAN-CLAUDE LORD