One of the most equally loved and reviled films of the 80s, EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS was high melodrama disguised as a rock n' roll period piece. Ellen Barkin plays a reporter who believes that Eddie Wilson (Michael Pare), hearthrob singer of 60s band Eddie and the Cruisers, never really died when his car crashed off a bridge in 1964. Determined to prove that Eddie lives, she tracks down the former Cruisers for clues as to what happened to Eddie, and to the tapes of their mysterious last recording session. Let's face it, the music here is low-rent Springsteen, and the 80s has a hard time passing for the early 60s, but this film is pure magic just the same, and Michael Pare delivers an iconic performance as Eddie Wilson.
|Studio:||Embassy Pictures Corporation|
|Writer(s):||Martin Davidson, Arlene Davidson|