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Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)

 -  Crime | Comedy | Fantasy  -  28 April 1995 (USA)
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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 ... 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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A Romantic Adventure of Mystical Proportion. 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)  »

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Destiny - Hoher Einsatz in Las Vegas  »

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$1,176,982 (USA)
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Quentin Tarantino signed on the dotted line to appear in this film two days before his Pulp Fiction (1994) won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

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References Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) See more »

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That old black magic
Performed by Eleni Mandell
Produced by Herbie Hancock
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harold Arlen
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12 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know why this movie is always so poorly rated. From my point of view this is a fast paced movie with a little bit of everything: romance, car chases, music, crime, comedy, and a healthy serving of the surreal. I own a copy of this movie and I have watched it many times without getting tired of it - so why does the rest of the viewing community have it in for this little diamond in the rough?

The chemistry between Dylan McDermott and Nancy Travis sizzles and James LeGros makes a charming quirky sidekick. I could have lived without the Bobcat Goldthwait cameo, but when isn't that the case?

Here's a good acid test: if you liked Toys, L.A. Story or the Linguini Incident then you'll like Destiny Turns on the Radio.


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