Apropos of Nothing

February 14, 2008

Eddie And the Cruisers

Filed under: Entertainment,Music — aproposofnothing @ 9:27 pm

In my opinion, Eddie and the Cruisers is the greatest movie made about a music act. Featured a few actors that you know of, but before they got big; Tom Berenger, Michael Paré, Ellen Barkin and Joe Pantoliano. The movie is about a fictional 1960s rock ‘n roll band called Eddie and the Cruisers. The band makes a name for itself while playing regularly at a Somers Point, New Jersey club called TonyMart’s. It is there that they meet Frank Ridgeway (Tom Berenger), whom Eddie (Michael Paré) hires to be the band’s keyboard player and lyricist, and who he nicknames “Wordman”. With Ridgeway’s help the band stops playing cover songs and releases an album of original material, Tender Years, that instantly becomes a hit, especially with the song, “On the Dark Side“. The songs were done by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band, but you gotta admit that Michael Paré does an awesome lip sync. Here’s the trailer:

Tender Years

On the Dark Side

Wild Summer Nights

A Season in Hell



6 years later Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives came out. It depicts where Ediie is 20 years later.

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