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>
"I got a little lost along the way, but I'm just around the corner to the light of day." - Bruce Springsteen
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Did You Know?
The final scene, where the Barbusters perform in front of an adoring crowd, was shot twice. Bits of the first version can be seen in the music video for the song "Light of Day" (where Joan Jett
's hair is in a noticeably different, fluffier style). Rolling Stone magazine reported that Jett was not happy with the first version and asked that it be reshot. Director Paul Schrader
said, "I was about to leave the set and wait out the storm in my trailer... but I listened to her arguments and decided she was right." See more
Music is all that matters. One hour on stage makes up for the other 23.
Light of Day
Published by Bruce Springsteen Music
Written by Bruce Springsteen
Performed by The Barbusters See more