Eddie and the Cruisers
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The soundtrack for this rock & roll mystery, performed by the Springsteenesque John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band, was more popular than the actual film. The plot centers on a television journalist's investigation of the strange circumstances surrounding the death of one-hit-wonder rocker Eddie Wilson, the leader of the title band. He apparently died after a car wreck, but his body was never found. Also missing were the masters of the band's second album. Her search leads her to former band member Frank Ridgeway who fills in many of the blanks via flashback and then begins his own… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 33%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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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