Eddie and the Cruisers
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Eddie and the Cruisers

95 min
Drama | Mystery | Music
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Martin Davidson
Country: USA
Release Date: 1983-09-23
Filming Locations: Highlands, New Jersey, USA
Opening Weekend: $1,444,886 (USA) (25 September 1983)
Gross: $4,685,097 (USA) (13 November 1983)
Tom Berenger
Tom Berenger
Eddie and the Cruisers
Michael Paré
Eddie Wilson
Joe Pantoliano
Doc Robbins
Matthew Laurance
Sal Amato
Helen Schneider
Joann Carlino
David Wilson
Kenny Hopkins
Michael 'Tunes' Antunes
Wendell Newton
Ellen Barkin
Maggie Foley
Kenny Vance
Lew Elson
John Stockwell
Keith Livingston
Joe Cates
Barry Sand
Barry Siegel
Vebe Borge
Gerry Rivers
Howard Johnson
Wendell's Replacement
Joey Balin
Eddie's Replacement
Bruce Brown
M.C. at El Marko
Robin Karfo
Joann's Replacement
Rufus Harley
Wendell's Replacement #2
Louis D'Esposito
Guitar Player at El Marko
Michael Toland
Kenny's Replacement
Bob Garrett
Frank's Replacement
Joanne Collins
Piano Player at El Marko
John Hagy
Patron In The Bar (uncredited)
Bob Kirsh
Student (uncredited)
Roberto Lombardi
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Raymond Mamrak
Student (uncredited)
Frank Patton
Bartender (uncredited)
Lori Scolaro
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Richard Southard
College Student (uncredited)
Christopher Stryker
Student (uncredited)
Did you know?
Wendell Newton never speaks.
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The interiors for the radio station at which Doc Robbins (Joe Pantoliano) works were done in the main studio of what was then WMID-AM, Atlantic City (1340 kHz).
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The Fender Stratocaster guitar used by Michael Paré as Eddie Wilson in the concert scenes formerly belonged to John Lyon, a technical consultant for the film. Lyon is better known as Southside Johnny, leader of the New Jersey shore band the Asbury Jukes, and longtime friend and frequent collaborator of Bruce Springsteen.
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At the hotel concert featuring the imitation "Eddie" band, a male extra is seen both at the bar and standing in front of the stage holding a lighter.
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In the scene where Frank (Tom Berenger) is watching Sal (Matthew Laurence) at the nightclub, Sal's band is playing "Betty Lou". Sal takes his hand off of his bass guitar and even slaps it but we still hear bass lines being played.
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At the recording studio, when Sal blames Frank for destroying the band ("It was you!"), there's a modern thermostat on the wall over Frank's shoulder.
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Eddie Wilson: [to the audience, a few days after Wendell Newton's death] The other day, I buried one of my best friends. He was the best sax player I ever heard. And they tell me I gotta come up here and entertain you people now. I don't think I'll be able to do that.
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Frank Ridgeway: Can I help you guys?
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Doc Robbins: [about Eddie's album] There's nothing can't be fixed, am I right?
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Whatever happened to Helen Schneider?
Helen Schneider (who played Joann Carlino) left the film industry in the early eighties, after she moved to Germany. She went on to have an illustrious career there, becoming a best selling jazz and pop artist, appearing in many big budget stage productions and making several appearences on German television. She is still quite big in Germany to this day.
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Photos from cast
Tom Berenger
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