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Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)

Johnny Destiny burns into Las Vegas in his hot Plymouth RoadRunner, stopping only to pick up a stranger stranded in the desert. But then, things aren't always as they seem. Anything can ... See full summary »

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Johnny Destiny burns into Las Vegas in his hot Plymouth RoadRunner, stopping only to pick up a stranger stranded in the desert. But then, things aren't always as they seem. Anything can happen in that town of many possibilities...especially since there's been some weird electrical disturbances. As the stranger, fresh out of prison, tries to put his life back together--to recover his money from an old bank heist and the girl he lost in doing the job--something keeps interfering with his plans. Is it fate...or just Destiny? Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Hot Times, Cold Cash, Fast Cars, and a Slow Roll of the Dice. See more »

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Crime | Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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28 April 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Destiny - Hoher Einsatz in Las Vegas  »

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$1,176,982 (USA)
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Trivia

According to David Cross in his memoir, a blackjack dealer asked him if he could get Jim Belushi's autograph for her sick 8-year-old son. Cross agreed to do it. But when he asked, Belushi vehemently refused to give an autograph. See more »

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References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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The seventh son
Performed by Ned Albright
Written by Willie Dixon
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This is a very, very good film.
7 June 1999 | by (Connecticut, USA) – See all my reviews

The film tells a story about marginal people--people living in the interstices and on the edges of our system. Stories of this type allow writers and directors to concentrate on interactions among a fairly small group, and (usually) they create interesting, likable people for us. This film, with its bow to magic realism, is both amusing and surprising. Tarantino is not effective as an actor, I feel. Apparently he is too self-conscious or, perhaps, does not rehearse. Aside from his performance (and it is not actually bad), the performances are fine. Just about every actor in the film does a good job.


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