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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dylan McDermott ... Julian Goddard
Nancy Travis ... Lucille
James Le Gros ... Thoreau (as James LeGros)
Quentin Tarantino ... Johnny Destiny
Jim Belushi ... Tuerto (as James Belushi)
Janet Carroll ... Escabel
David Cross ... Ralph Dellaposa
Richard Edson ... Gage
Bobcat Goldthwait ... Mr. Smith
Barry Shabaka Henley ... Dravec
Lisa Jane Persky ... Katrina
Sarah Trigger ... Francine
Tracey Walter ... Pappy
Allen Garfield ... Vinnie Vidivici
Ralph Brannen ... Henchman
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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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. . . out-there comedy adventure about the ultimate date with Destiny. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destiny - Hoher Einsatz in Las Vegas See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,176,982
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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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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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Interstate 60 (2017) See more »

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Just my imagination (running away with me)
Written by Norman Whitfield (as Norman I. Whitfield) and Barrett Strong
Performed by Booker T. & the M.G.s
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A quirky film, definitely of a type...
2 March 1999 | by dexter-3See all my reviews

This film brings to mind "Liquid Sky" and "Repo Man" (it features Tracey Walter, who played oddballs in both). It has a plot based on fantastic elements, yet is grounded in ordinary events (the usual romantic involvements and lifestyles of the criminal mind). It does feature great music and good performances, even if the plot is a little stupid or slapstick at times. Dylan McDermott and James Le Gros are both great. I feel that Nancy Travis is a bit overmatched in her role (Sarah Trigger would have been better), and I don't get Quentin Tarantino, so he could have been replaced by anyone else in this picture. The over-the-top ending, which leaps into the ridiculous zone, drops the rating to a "6", but this is pleasant, diverting entertainment with nice-looking actors, if nothing else.


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