The siblings Patty and Joe Rasnick live in an industrial suburb in Cleveland, Ohio. While Patty is focused on their rock band, The Barbusters, Joe also cares for the family and the upbringing of Patty's young son, Benji. Their pious mother reproaches them for their way of life, especially when they quit their jobs and go on tour, taking Benji with them. However, when their mother is dying of terminal cancer, they return home and resolve their problems with her. Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
When your family is closing you in, music may be the only way out.
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Did You Know?
This film was actually offered to Bruce Springsteen
as an acting project (for what became the Michael J. Fox
role) when he was thinking about going into film acting. He ultimately passed on this project (and dismissed the idea of going into films altogether). See more
[Joe pays Smittie for some tools Patti stole from his brother-in-law
I like you, you're all right. You've got real family loyalty. Too bad your sister ain't worth it!
References The Merv Griffin Show
Written by Jon Bon Jovi
and David Bryan
Published by Famous Music Corporation - ASCAP
Bon Jovi Publishing - ASCAP
Performed by Bon Jovi
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