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Light of Day (1987)

 -  Drama | Music  -  6 February 1987 (USA)
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The siblings Patty and Joe live in an industrial suburb. While Patty's ambition is their rock band "The Barbusters" only, Joe also cares for the family and the upbringing of Patty's young ... See full summary »

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Joe Rasnick
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Jeanette Rasnick
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Bu Montgomery
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Smittie
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Cindy Montgomery
Michael Dolan ...
Gene Bodine
Paul J. Harkins ...
Billy Tettore
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Benji Rasnick (as Billy Sullivan)
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Benjamin Rasnick
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Reverend Ansley
Jerry Gideon ...
Sean
Cherise Vonae Haugen ...
Crystal
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Oogie
Yvette Heyden ...
Laurie
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The siblings Patty and Joe live in an industrial suburb. While Patty's ambition is their rock band "The Barbusters" only, 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. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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When your family is closing you in, music may be the only way out. See more »

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Drama | Music

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

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$10,489,617 (USA)
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This film was actually offered to Bruce Springsteen as a 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 »

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Patti Rasnick: [during a fight with her brother Joe] You really oughta start your own band. Call it The Attitudes.
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Referenced in Real Wild Child: Joan Jett Music Video Anthology (2003) See more »

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You're Good for Me
Written by Don Covay and Horace Ott
Published by Cotillion Music, Inc. - BMI and Vonglo Music - BMI
Performed by Solomon Burke
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corporation
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Great script, so-so performances
24 July 2002 | by (Ithaca, NY) – See all my reviews

I thought this film had an original story and a great script. Michael J. Fox puts forth a wonderful attempt to make us believe he is Joe Rasnick, aspiring rock performer, and, as always his acting is on the level and heartfelt. Joan Jett, while trying really hard to play the wild and sometimes estranged sister Patti, just can't seem to find the emotion needed to make her role believable (her musical performance doesn't disappoint, though). Gena Rowlands, as usual, is superb in her attempt to make us buy her as Joan Jett's righteous and disapproving mother. All in all entertaining, yet not quite believable.


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