Eddie and the Cruisers/Eddie and the Cruisers 2: Eddie Lives [DVD]

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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (20 out of 20)

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    Synopsis


    Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!
    This sequel to the rock & roll mystery Eddie and the Cruisers explains many of the questions concerning the mysterious death of 1960s rocker Eddie Wilson, who with his Cruisers was celebrating the success of their first album when he got in a terrible car wreck, from which his body was never recovered. Also missing were the masters from the group's upcoming second album. This story begins 25-years later as Eddie Wilson is found living in Montreal under an assumed name. At this time, the masters from the second album are finally released and suddenly the whole continent is caught up in a resurgence of "Eddiemania." This inspires Wilson, who continues to use an alias, to form a new band and hit the road. Once again, his music is provided by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Eddie and the Cruisers
    In the early 1960's, Eddie Wilson (Michael Pare) and his band The Cruisers enjoyed a brief fling with success, but their career came to a halt when Eddie's badly damaged car was discovered in an accident on a bridge. However, Eddie's body was never found, and years later, a reissue of the group's only album sparks rumors that the mysterious Eddie might still be alive. Frank Ridgeway (Tom Berenger), Eddie's former piano player and lyricist, finds himself trailed by Maggie Foley (Ellen Barkin), a reporter trying to find out the truth about Eddie, as well as another former bandmate who wants Frank to join his revamped version of the Cruisers -- and is trying to track down the tapes for the Cruisers' unreleased second album. While not a box-office success on its original release, Eddie and the Cruisers developed a following after its showings on cable television and release on videotape; this led to the belated success of the film's soundtrack album, featuring a number of bombastic neo-Springsteen numbers by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Beaver Brown saxophonist Michael "Tunes" Antunes plays Wendell, the Cruisers' sax player and Eddie's best friend (despite the fact that we never hear him speak). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Marina Orsini
      Marina Orsini - Diane Armani
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      Bernie Coulson - Rick DeSal
    • Michael Rhoades
      Michael Rhoades - Dave Pagent
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      Anthony Sherwood - Hilton Overstreet
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      Mark Holmes - Quinn Quinley



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my top 3 Movie choices

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      luke1964

      I graduated from high school in 1983 (WOW!) that was a while back. The first "Eddie and The Cruiesers" came out in 1983 and I loved it. Rented it when I was able to find it-not too often. Then "Eddie Lives" came out and made it even better. I received a gift card from my Daughter and decided to type in "Eddie and The Cruisers" into the Best Buy search and WoW!! I finally found BOTH!! Thank You. ps... Watched both the same night :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Cult favorite for me. I grew up in the area.

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      Smartymarty
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      I love both of the movies. The location brings me back to my days after college when I spent summer evenings in Tony Marts and Bayshores (across the street). My friends tended bar and were doorman there. I grew up in Vineland and that's where "wordman" said he was teaching after the band broke up. I love the music and can listen to it over and over. What memories it brings back!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great story, good music, happy ending.

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      TCraigW
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      The film details the rise of a 1960's rock band by a 1980's investigative reporter. The band's music was ahead of its time, however their popularity abruptly ends. But due to the reporter's broadcast, the popularity of the band is revived. The film ends with a big "What if". The sequel picks up where the original film ends.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Classic Rock Movie

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      bencher446

      These movies are about a fictional charater called Eddie and his band the Cruisers from New Jersey...........kind of reminds me of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band...........incredible movies to get you back to the feel good days of the 70's......

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Value!

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      papaperp

      Super combo-pak of two classics in one package! Eddie Lives has been impossible to find and that combined with the original made this a great find for mr. Definitely more than worth the price!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great DVD double feature

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      GApe
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      I was happy to find this double feature DVD! Great resolution! These are 2 of my favorite movies from my childhood.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Movie was as we remembered it. Okay.

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      survivor
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      Hubby wanted to see it again, so bought the movie. It was as remembered.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      2 good rock band movies

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      Quarterz
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      Good movies with a real story line that is sometimes missing in rock band movies. John Cafferty made some good music for these movies. Michael Par'e at his best.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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