Light of Day

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Fox and Jett play a brother and sister who are lead performers in a rock band, The Barbusters, in Cleveland, Ohio. The sister, Patti Rasnick, is an unmarried mother and has a troubled relationship with her own mother, who is deeply religious. Estranged from her parents and struggling to make ends meet, Patti decides to dive headlong into a carefree rock music lifestyle. The brother, Joe Rasnick, pulls away from rock music to provide some stability for his young nephew. It takes a family crisis to bring Patti back home and force her to face the prickly past with her mother.

  1. Paul Schrader

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Michael J. Fox

    Michael J. Fox

    Joe Rasnick

  2. Gena Rowlands

    Gena Rowlands

    Janette Rasnick

  3. Joan Jett

    Joan Jett

    Patti Rasnick

  4. Michael McKean

    Michael McKean

    Bu Montgomery

  5. Thomas G. Waites

    Thomas G. Waites


  6. MD

    Michael Dolan

    Gene Bodine

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • February 6, 1987



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