"Destination Anywhere" is a contemporary film noir set on the streets of
a gritty, yet
colorful Manhattan neighborhood. Jon Bon Jovi stars as JON, a man on the run
from his home, his gambling debts, and his marriage. He is summoned back to New
York to deal with his emotionally estranged wife, JANIE, an emergency room nurse,
who has never fully recovered from the hit-and-run death of their only child several
years ago. Jon returns to chaos, Janie is out of control and his debts have caused his
life to be in danger. He struggles to cope with the troubles at home, but has built
walls that are too thick to penetrate and the problems only escalate between Jon and
Janie. When an abandoned baby is found in a dumpster and brought to the hospital
where Janie works, a series of events is set in motion that forces the couple to
reassess the terms of their love, responsibility and commitment to one another. In the
final moments of the movie, Jon is ready to walk away, but finds Janie walking home
with the abandoned baby in her arms. They embrace and are reminded of their love
for each other. They walk toward home as police sirens are heard in the distance
and the movie fades.
Joining Jon Bon Jovi in this 45-minute film is an all star cast, including
as Janie, Kevin Bacon as Jon's best friend, Whoopi Goldberg who makes a cameo
as a philosophical cab driver and Annabella Sciorra who plays Janie's best friend.
"Destination Anywhere" is directed by Mark Pellington, whose credits include
Jam's award-winning video "Jeremy," the TV graphics for U2's Zooropa Tour, the
recent PBS series "The United States of Poetry" and the upcoming fall release
"Going All the Way," Mark's first feature film.
"Destination Anywhere" is scored with music from Jon Bon Jovi's new solo
the same name that is due out on June 17th. It includes the songs "Midnight In
Chelsea", "Staring At Your Window With A Suitcase In My Hand" and "Queen of
New Orleans", which will be taken from the film and expanded into full-length music
This concept, in which a dramatic narrative film deepens, amplifies and
side-by-side with an important artist's album, has never been attempted before and
is sure to break new ground in film and music.
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