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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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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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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

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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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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

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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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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don't think too much into this film
20 September 2004 | by AskewNerdSee all my reviews

Destiny is one of those films that is neither great nor terrible. Taranitno is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time. But his acting abilities are very limited. The story is sort of creative, but at the same time trying to be a indie film too hard. James Belushi puts on a good performance that seems almost related to his character in "About Last Night" but with a more violent twist. And you can't forget Allen Garfield, terrific guy. But, this film will merely exists. Don't over emphasize the meaning of this film based merely on the existence of Quentin Tarantino. Only Quentin knows why he did this terrible movie, don't try and rationalize Quentin. This film is an example of Quentin's personality. He does whatever the hell he wants to.


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