He has a good day job in construction, where he seems to be a foreman, but even after so many years, music still calls to him. Some of the greatest things didn't get theproper recognition until many years sometimes hundred of years afterthe fact. I would love Eddie and the Cruisers 3. Sequel to the first Eddie and the Cruisers. Drama Thriller Music In the sixties, Eddie and the cruisers was the hottest band around. Who in theirlife hasn't hoped and dreamed for something and been knocked down? It is an 80's movie so expect it to be passable quality.
I started out watching Eddie before I could walk and It is to this dayone of my absolute favorite movies. One adjusts quickly because Eddie itseems always wears a black leather jacket. These movies do just that, Ican have a glass of wine or a can of Pepsi and just relax and enjoy. I first saw this in 1985 on video. I don't care whose music it sounded like, it reminds us all ofmore fun times.
Tom Berenger must have been desperate for work when he signed on for this embarrassment of a film. Casting is frankly enjoyable,the film results to be the best Michael Pare performance. To know you are supposed to be forgotten andnot be heard of again. You enjoy the characters and the music, at least I did. How ever I thought that both movies were excellent heck the first one I liked so much that I had to go and try and find a tape or cd of the music that was played in the movie. This brings us to the ultimate mystery here -- why do artist girl and the boys in the band put up with him? When the Beach Boys came out, they had that California sound. He long wondered what happened to the members of the Crickets after that day, and turned his curiosity into this book.
But don't just watch this movie for Pare'. Hope this review made sense to you. The tapes have the title : ¨time in the inferno¨ like as a Rimbaud poem written in 1873. The story features a decent imitation of a Jim Morrison-type lead singer without getting too dramatic. Watch the movie and you'll get it. Along with 'Eddie and the Cruisers' and 'Streets of Fire', Michael Paréperforms in three of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll movies of all time! Check em out on Youtube if youcan.
I am familiar with the sequel, but would love to see another rock movie as good as Eddie and the Cruisers. Hang in there music lovers every oncein a while someone brings us something new that tries to compare withsomething of the old system that doesn't match the status because ofits originality and that ain't all bad. It is a good movie that tells the story of Eddie's fight to conceal his identity, but making it harder is the fact that his music has once again become popular, and there are tapes he made of music that was never released, as well as music he sang and played with other musicians. I particularly enjoy movies that have a good, tender story-line and a happy ending and this movie did not disappoint me. Now that I've seen this movie it has me thinking and wondering if they have any music from this movie in the record stores because I liked a lot of the songs that they played in this second movie as well and wanna get the tape or cd too. Powered by a sensational Rock n Roll soundtrack, Eddie andthe Cruisers takes you on a journey through a glimpse of the other bandmembers lives more than twenty years after. I really like how it shouldthe frustration it showed.
This movie allows that to happen. To me, that only added to its charm. Watch if you care about personal struggles over dumb issues. I grew up in South Jersey during the 60's. It's not just a rock'n'roll romp.
A very young Ellen Barkin is the female lead here. Now,eighteen years later, a reporter, Maggie Foley Ellen Barkin is doing astory on the Cruisers, and attempting to uncover the mystery behind thedisappearance of the master tapes from the recording sessions, whichinexplicably vanished the day after Eddie's apparent death. The music itself wasn't so bad, but plot was just annoying. Eddie and the Cruisers, a major rock 'n' roll band in the early '60s, fell off the radar when singer Eddie Michael Paré vanished after a dispute over their experimental second album. In the disposable society that we live in, Eddie and the Cruisers reminds us of how tough the music industry is for newcomers.
The motion picture is well directed by Martin Davidson,he's a director at his beginning realized good movies with known actors : Lord's of Flatbush,Hero at large and of course Eddie of the Cruisers; however today he makes solely for television episodes. I thought it continued whereit left off just fine. Pare is perfectly cast as Eddie, the Bruce Springsteen-like rocker; helip-synchs convincingly to John Cafferty's vocals and deftly captures thepersona of an early sixties rock n' roll idol on the rise. I have played it every day sense then. It's pretty much straight Springsteen, with occasional flashes back to the simpler Rock of the early 60's.
Andnow in 2004 the music is still worth listening to when compared to someof the rap crap that is proliferating the scene. I actually loved the movie I thought that it gave a little more insight as to what really happened to him from the nd of the first movie when every one had thought he was dead. It is interesting that fans refuse to let their rock stars die. Along with 'Eddie and the Cruisers' and 'Streets of Fire', Michael Paré performs in three of the greatest Rock 'n' Roll movies of all time! Anexcellent soundtrack of original songs, written and performed by JohnCafferty, provided Davidson with a solid base from which to launch hisstory. I thought this movie was a great sequel. He explains that as a kid he used to hang out there.