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Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)

After 3 years in prison, Julian breaks out and returns to Vegas to get his half from the bank robbery and see Lucille again. The Devil took the loot and Tuerto took Lucille.

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Jack Baran
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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

. . . 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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Trivia

The name of the talent agent played by Allen Garfield is Vinnie Vidivici. This is a wink to the Latin of Caesar's famed message to the Roman Senate after his defeat of Pharnaces, "Veni Vidi Vici", which translates as "I came, I saw, I conquered." See more »

Connections

Referenced in Adjust Your Tracking (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Viva Las Vegas
Performed by Jim Belushi
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
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quirky and fun
7 July 2007 | by ebx327See all my reviews

i was talking with a friend who doesn't get QT movies at all .. while this, i've learned, is only a QT acting role, i really enjoyed it .. i'm surprised by the negativity of the comments by others .. seems this is either a love/hate movie or a sore point with QT aficionados .. whatever, i recommended it to my friend and do so to others who enjoy quirky little movies with a touch of magical realism together with a nice soundtrack .. i smile recalling the many scenes that entertained .. no deep meaning or message here, just a fun way to spend a little time while passing through an evening .. i'm no fan of Las Vegas, where the movie is set, but the little motel with its homage to film stars of the 1950's hearkens ones memory back to a time when the Strip was much less commercialized and overdone, a time when life seemed simpler, more magical, and just plain fun .. check out this little gem for yourself


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Destiny Turns on the Radio See more »

Filming Locations:

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$676,659, 30 April 1995

Gross USA:

$1,176,982

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,176,982
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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