Helen Schneider who plays Eddie's girlfriend and singer in the Cruiser 'Joanne Carlino' is actually an international music star in her own right and was the first foreign artist to be invited to perform in East Germany.
is a fully qualified chef and graduated from the Culinary Institute of Hyde Park.
Director Martin Davidson also introduced Sylvester Stallone to our screens with low budget classic 'The Lords of Flatbush' made for $160,000, it was purchased by Columbia and on release, returned a gross of $12 million.
Contributed by: C.T. Warren
Doc Robbins, the band's manager, was played by veteran character actor Joe Pantoliano
. Like most of the cast, he didn't appear in the sequel, but "Joey Pants" was, of course seen in such 80s classics as "Midnight Run
" and "Risky Business
" and has since appeared in such hit films as "Congo", "The Fugitive" and "The Matrix".
"Time of your life, huh kid?"
A technical advisor on the film was 'Southside Johnny' who you might remember singing at the house party in 'Adventures in Babysitting' where Elizabeth Shue meets George Newbern for the first time.
This movie was followed by 'Eddie and the Cruisers II: Eddie Lives!' - a long-shot at best with only John Cafferty's music and a limp handful of amusing scenes to save it. Rich and creamy cheesecake if you can get a hold of it. Paré is uncomfortable as the bulked up 'disguised' Wilson. He ventures back into the limelight by way of his talented new band - whom he unnecessarily tortures with his unobtainable standards.
In the sequel to Eddie and the Cruisers, Mark Holmes
, the man that plays the bassist Quin in the movie, is/was the singer of Platinum Blonde.
plays Keith Livingston, Wordman's old college roommate.
Michael Paré was the original "tough guy" student in the TV series "Greatest American Hero". When he went off to film "Eddie & The Cruisers", he was replaced by Paul Carafotes (the guy in Die Hard 2 that got stuck in the eye with an icicle).
In the original Eddie & the Cruisers movie there's a beach scene where Eddie has a conversation with Frank Ridgeway about the music, comparing it to bed sheets. That same beach scene appears in Eddie & the Cruisers II (Eddie Lives), as a flashback, only Frank Ridgeway was removed from the scene and replaced by Sal Amato, an obvious cut and paste job.