Eddie and the Cruisers
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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… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

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"Eddie and the Cruisers is a mish-mash of a film, combining elements of the ongoing nostalgia for rock music of previous decades with an unworkable and laughable mystery plotline."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Eddie and the Cruisers is vivid, full of conviction and more than a little foolish at times."
‑ Janet Maslin, New York Times
"I tend to doubt that you will ever see this movie double billed with Citizen Kane, but the two movies are structured pretty similarly."
‑ Brad Laidman, Film Threat
"Low key and, despite the music, rather likeable."
‑ Grainne O'Kelly, Time Out
"An intriguing, if not completely successful, spin on the rock movie."
‑ John Ferguson, Radio Times
"Eddie and the Cruisers is all buildup and no payoff."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"Pare lacks charisma as Eddie, but the Bruce Springsteen-like music was good enough to put the soundtrack album in the Top 40 charts."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
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