Eddie and the Cruisers

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Eddie and the Cruisers ★★ 1983 (PG)

In the early 1960s, rockers Eddie and the Cruisers score with one hit album. Amid their success, lead singer Pare dies mysteriously in a car accident. Years later, a reporter decides to write a feature on the defunct group, prompting a former band member to begin a search for missing tapes of the Cruisers' unreleased second album. Questions posed at the end of the movie are answered in the sequel. Enjoyable soundtrack by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. 90m/C VHS, DVD . Tom Berenger, Michael Pare, Ellen Barkin, Joe Pantoliano, Matthew Laurance, Helen Schneider, David Wilson, Michael “Tunes” Antunes, Joe Cates, John Stockwell, Barry Sand, Vebe Borge, Howard Johnson, Robin Karfo, Rufus Harley, Bruce Brown, Louis D'Esposito, Michael Toland, Bob Garrett, Joanne Collins; D: Martin Davidson; W: Martin Davidson, Arlene Davidson; C: Fred Murphy; M: John Cafferty.