Eddie And The Cruisers opened 35 years ago today on September 23rd, 1983. The film bombed on its initial release, but found renewed cult status through the years due to home video. Starring Michael Pare, the film is the account of a fictional band whose lead singer Eddie Wilson has gone missing. A television reporter played by actress Ellen Barkin attempts to solve the mystery of his disappearance and we get the story of the band through flashbacks.
Many thought that the film was about a real person and a real band at the time of its release. Despite being advertised that way, the movie was based on the novel by P.F. Kluge. Whatever you feel about the feature, it did spawn one hell of a soundtrack by John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band.