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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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Hot Times, Cold Cash, Fast Cars, and a Slow Roll of the Dice. 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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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,176,982
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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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 »

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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: Interstate 60 (2017) 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 roberts-2See 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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