The time:1982. A reporter, Ellen Barkin, discovers that a second, never released album, recorded by a ahead of it's time-1960's group is missing. Also missing is it's Jim Morrison like leader and lead singer (played by Micheal Pare). In the twenty years after eddie and the album disappeared, the group's members went on with their lives in different directions. As Ellen tracks them down, one by one, a deepening plot develops. I love this movie, very very much. It was first released in 82, but no one went to see it. I was going to see it then, but a family emergency kept me from seeing it before it vanished from the theaters. In 1984, HBO, then relatively new, played the movie four times a day. Suddenly, it was the biggest movie in America. Songs from the movie made it to the radio becoming hits, in a weird life imitating art way. I was so inspired that I went to the library to see if such a group ever existed. Of course it didn't, but I did find the novel from which the movie came. The book goes well with the movie and does more character development than the movie does. This is an excellent movie that the entire family can watch. Watch for excellent performances by the previously mentioned Ellen Barkin, as well as Tom Beringer and Joey Pantioliano (Sopranos). I own two copies, you should at least rent one.