eddie and the cruisers novel
P. F. Kluge’s mystery Eddie and the Cruisers forms the basis of the cult movie of the same name. Eddie and the Cruisers made great music in the Fifties. But Eddie dies in a car crash (or does he?) and the group breaks up. Twenty years later, a British group starts playing Eddie and the Cruiser songs and a revival takes place. Rumors that Eddie made some tapes of new music before he died kicks off a quest to find the missing tapes. There’s duplicity and murder and plenty of twisty plot elements in the book. The movie is more straightforward. This new Blu-ray edition of Eddie and the Cruisers includes the terrible sequel Eddie and the Cruisers II. Some critics have called it one of the worst movies of all time. But the original is a classic.

11 thoughts on “EDDIE AND THE CRUISERS [Blu-ray]

  1. Jeff Meyerson


    Never read the book but the movie didn’t strike me as anything special, probably because Michael Pare – touted at the time as The Next Big Thing – was nothing special. The rest of the cast had some talented actors. The sequel was unwatchable.

    1. george Post author

      Jeff, good point. The novel approaches the phenomenon of Eddie and the Cruisers from a different angle. And, it’s a pretty good mystery story.

  2. Jeff Meyerson

    I read the book a few years ago – I think Bill Crider recommended it – and agree that it was pretty good, better than the movie.


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