Destiny Turns on the Radio

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Destiny Turns on the Radio
Destiny Turns on the Radio.jpg
VHS cover
Directed by Jack Baran
Produced by Keith Samples
Gloria Zimmerman
Written by Robert Ramsey
Matthew Stone
Music by J. Steven Soles
Cinematography James L. Carter
Edited by Raúl Dávalos
Distributed by Savoy Pictures
Release date
  • April 28, 1995 (1995-04-28)
Running time
102 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,176,982[1]

Destiny Turns on the Radio (1995) is an American comedy film, directed by Jack Baran. It was the film debut of David Cross, with a small role. [2]


An incarcerated bank robber, Julian Goddard, escapes from prison. He is rescued in the desert by Johnny Destiny, a bizarre, possibly supernatural character. Destiny takes Julian to Las Vegas and the Marilyn Motel, owned by Harry Thoreau, who was Julian's partner in crime. Julian searches for his girlfriend, Lucille, and the proceeds of the heist. However, Destiny has taken the money and Lucille is pregnant and shacking up with Tuerto, a mob kingpin. Her agent has convinced a record label to send a talent scout to hear her lounge singing act, but Julian’s arrival upsets her plans. As they are hunted by both the police and Tuerto’s henchmen, Destiny toys with their fate.



Destiny Turns on the Radio received negative reviews from critics, as the film holds a 13% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Home video[edit]

The film was released on VHS by Rysher Entertainment, but is out of print. It has not been released on DVD or Blu-ray.


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