The siblings Patti and Joe Rasnick live in an industrial suburb in Cleveland, Ohio, and play in a local rock band, The Barbusters. While Patti is focused on their rock band, Joe is also devoted to the family and the upbringing of Patti'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. In the steamy, smoke-filled clubs in and around Cleveland, they find their happiness living the dream with The Barbusters. Patti and Joe live their lives for one hour in the spotlight on stage, and when the lights go down, their world lights up. With hard times in the family and hard knocks on the job, it's hard rock music at night that keeps them alive.Written by
Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>
This film is best known as the first real attempt for Michael J. Fox to take on more serious roles after establishing himself as a comedic star. This is also one of the very few projects that Fox has smoked in front of the camera; although a chain smoker, he avoided being photographed with a cigarette, out of fear that this would encourage smoking. See more »
Light of Day was a pretty good film. I liked Michael J. Fox in this movie even though I'm more used to him in a comedy role but the REAL STAR of this film was Joan Jett. This woman can act (unlike Madonna) while she was on screen,no one else mattered. Another plus was the great Gena Rowlands who shined just like she did in the movie Gloria.
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