Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995)




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An escaped convict heads to a run-down Las Vegas hotel run by his former partner and attempts to claim his share of a three-year-old heist. This quirky crime drama features fantastical elements, most noticeable in the character of Johnny Destiny, an enigmatic figure who quietly guides events.
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Quentin Tarantino
as Johnny Destiny
Nancy Travis
as Lucille
Jim Belushi
as Tuerto
Janet Carroll
as Escabel
David Cross
as Ralph
Bobcat Goldthwait
as Mr. Smith
Sarah Trigger
as Francine
Allen Garfield
as Vinnie Vidivici
Ralph Brannen
as Henchman No. 1
Robert Sparks
as Henchman No. 2
Michael O'Connell
as Stage Manager
Gordon Michaels
as Motorist
Che Lujan
as Jose
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Critic Reviews for Destiny Turns on the Radio

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

A muddle from beginning to end. And Tarantino in small doses as an actor is fine. He's in this one much too much.

September 17, 2005

Pointless and utterly baffling.

Full Review… | January 13, 2004

Tarantino as an actor... Too bad he didn't write it. The script makes no sense.

July 22, 2003

Wildly uneven film that proves, if nothing else, Quentin Tarantino can't act.

May 2, 2003
Denton Record-Chronicle

Weinberg turns off the DVD player.

July 25, 2002

As it moves along, the whimsy becomes less amusing, the dialogue less clever, and in the end there are too many questions left unanswered.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

Audience Reviews for Destiny Turns on the Radio


I know many people are critical of this movie, but I was in just the right state of mind when I saw it and it took me away to a place with alternate possibilities. Definitely not for everyone.

Alaine B
Alaine B

A waste of time and talent.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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