Eddie and the Cruisers
They say rock 'n' roll never dies, but one dark night in 1963, Eddie Wilson's car took a dive off aJersey bridge with the troubled rock idol at the wheel. His body was never found. Tom Berenger (Platoon), Michael ParÃ(c) (Streets of Fire) and Ellen Barkin (Sea of Love) star in this cool, compelling classic that really rocks! Twenty years after the lead singer (ParÃ(c)) of"Eddie and the Cruisers" disappeared, the band's songs are hotter than ever. And renewed interest in the band leads TV reporter Maggie Foley (Barkin) to pursue a tantalizing mystery: What if Eddie isstill alive? The circumstances surrounding his death are just shadowy enough to make it a distinct possibility, and someone (could it be Eddie?) has been ransacking the homes of surviving band members in a desperate search for tapes of the group's visionary, never-released album. As Maggie interviews the former "Cruisers," the pieces of the puzzle start to fit...but only until still deeper mysteries begin to surface.
This is just one of those movies that everyone HAS to see. There is no option. I also don't mind the soundtrack.
While I have trouble seeing Rainn Wilson as someone other than Dwight Schrute, I still liked this movie and he is hysterical.
A great movie about the most infamous punk couple.
A surreal, bizarre, intense rock n roll fable. It's not a perfect film, but it's an intoxicating, can't-tear-your-eyes-away that puts a new spin on the freak show that rock n roll can be.