Destiny Turns on the Radio

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Destiny Turns on the Radio
Destiny Turns on the Radio.jpg
VHS cover
Directed byJack Baran
Produced byKeith Samples
Gloria Zimmerman
Written byRobert Ramsey
Matthew Stone
Music byJ. Steven Soles
CinematographyJames L. Carter
Edited byRaúl Dávalos
Distributed bySavoy Pictures
Release date
  • April 28, 1995 (1995-04-28)
Running time
102 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1,176,982[1]

Destiny Turns on the Radio is a 1995 American comedy film, directed by Jack Baran. It was the film debut of David Cross, appearing un a minor role.[2] This was the first feature film produced by Rysher Entertainment, a company better known for their television productions.


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 and LaserDisc by Rysher Entertainment, but is out of print. It has not been released on DVD or Blu-ray.


  1. ^ "Destiny Turns on the Radio". Box Office Mojo.
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (April 28, 1995). "Hipness to the Nth Degree in a Candy-Colored World". The New York Times.

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