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Eddie and the Cruisers

June 7th 2008 04:58
Eddie and the Cruisers

Eddie and the Cruisers is a very uneven movie.

Great concept - bad plot holes.
Good actors - bad dialogue.
Good music - even better lip-syncing.

Eddie was the man, and its funny that Michael Paré never really went on to do anything else, I guess Eddie & the Cruisers 2 probably sealed his fate

The most popular thing about the movie was actually its soundtrack.
It even acted as the fictional full Eddie and the Cruisers debut L.P Tender Years (with one song from their never released album Season in Hell)

Its impressive the way they managed to construct the songs sounding like the 60's, yet with a modern edge; which is why the Cruisers were theoretically big again in the 80's (in the movie that is).
John Cafferty and his band performed the whole album, and managed a sequel themselves with the next movie.

The weirdest part of the movie is in the final breakdown when they find the tapes and we have to see if Eddie is really the guy in the car. Its so dramatic and the music score sounds like a horror/thriller movie, for 10 minutes or so it was like a separate movie!

However the final conclusion is great and the new song we get to hear is pretty cool too.

A cool Eddie & the Cruisers 'Season in Hell' trailer

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Comment by ejstarr

June 7th 2008 08:15
Does anyone remember him pre-Crusiers in 'The Greatest American Hero' as Tony Villicana?

Comment by katyzzz

June 7th 2008 09:12
Cool, dude, not exactly my cup of tea but I liked the video clip and the air of mystery and, of course, you've done your work well. Great, mate.

Comment by Undercover Brother

June 7th 2008 13:20
I thought this movie was so cool when it came out.
..on the darkside!

Ahh, the greatest American Hero...classic. They don't make em like tha anymore - you should do a blog on that jarrah!

Comment by James Rickard

June 7th 2008 18:41

Eddie and the Cruisers is a very uneven movie. What an understatement Somehow, despite all the flaws, the movie sucks you in. I don't know how many times I've said, "Just a few minutes..." an up comes the closing credits. Unfortunately, along came Eddie and the Cruisers 2 and everything that was bad with the first movie was magnified. I saw Michael Pare in a couple in a couple of other movies and he tried a short lived TV series here in the states--all best forgotten. Nice post!

BTW--I just saw E&TC2 last weekend. That's 2 hours I'll never get back! *L*

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