Into the Night (1985)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Thriller  |  22 February 1985 (USA)
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Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull. One night he starts to drive through Los Angeles and he finally ends in the parking ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stacey Pickren ...
Ellen Okin (as Stacy Pickren)
Andrew Marton ...
Freeway Driver
Sue Dugan ...
Freeway Driver
Elizabeth Solorzano ...
Freeway Driver
Robert Paynter ...
Security Guard
Group Supervisor
Robert Moberly ...
Aerospace Engineer
Aerospace Engineer
Dick Balduzzi ...
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Aerospace Engineer
Cal Worthington ...


Ed Okin's life is somewhat out of control. He can't sleep, his wife betrays him and his job is dull. One night he starts to drive through Los Angeles and he finally ends in the parking garage of L.A. Airport. Moments later a beautiful young lady jumps onto his bonnet and he finds himself being chased by four Iranians. What follows is a wild chase through the streets of Los Angeles and a very funny one too. Written by Harald Mayr <>

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Release Date:

22 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga al amanecer  »

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$6,700,000 (USA)

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Counting John Landis, there are 17 directors that make an appearance in the film. See more »


The Ramada room door opens one way when Clu Gulager and others enter the room (714?), and opens the opposite direction when he leaves the room See more »


Colin Morris: [Ed is waiting outside the Tiffany store for Diana] You're very good. You're really very good. I'm amazed we've not met before.
Ed: I beg your pardon?
Colin Morris: I've been watching you ever since you left Caper's yacht. Very impressive.
Ed: Oh yeah?
Colin Morris: You can stop performing now, Ed. If that's your name.
Ed: Heh, I don't know, what are you talking about?
Colin Morris: OK. I represent Monsieur Melville, and I can assure you that he will be far more reasonable than the SAVAK.
Ed: The SAVAK?
Colin Morris: The Shah's secret police. Death squad. Iranian ...
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Crazy Credits

Nearly everything is credited in this film. Even the Used-Cars-Salesmen shown in commercials (Cal Worthington, Pete Ellis) and the cast of a b/w-movie (Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein) in Hamid's Apartment are credited See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jeff Goldblum/Aerosmith (1993) See more »


Written by Ira Newborn
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA RECORDS
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LOTS of fun, LOTS of directors in the cast, plus...
23 July 1999 | by (Birmingham, Alabama) – See all my reviews

This movie is a lighthearted romp! It is filled with laughs, some brilliant physical humor (who knew John Landis was a comic-action actor?), sudden surprises and a phenomenal cast.

And, as a little teaser to make you rent the theatrical version, Michelle Pfeiffer's only known nude scene! TSK, TSK, where she hid those gems!

Jeff Goldblum gives a deadpan performance that is perfect. It fits this movie, it fits his style, and at times it is just hilarious. Probably his best role ever.

The amazingly diverse cast includes Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie, Jim Henson, Paul Bartel, Carl Perkins, Bruce McGill (as Elvis!), Irene Papas, Vera Miles, Richard Farnsworth, Kathryn Harrold, Jake Steinfeld (Body By Jake) and even Clu Gulager! WOW!

But there's added richness for the film buff. Landis cast no fewer than 15 Hollywood directors in this film, plus himself! You can spot Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Demme, Paul Mazurski, Amy Heckerling, David Cronenberg, Roger Vadim, Jonathan Lynn, Jack Arnold, Don Siegel, Andrew Marton, Richard Franklin, Colin Higgins, Jonathan Kaufer and Carl Gottlieb.

Director Daniel Petrie even plays the director of a film-within-the-film, with the assistant director of this film, David Sosna, playing the assistant director of that film. There are cinematographers, writers and make-up artists, too, including Rick Baker, the first make-up artist ever to win an Oscar for his craft.

Too few people know about this sleeper. It's fast paced, funny and beautifully filmed. Rent it. You'll love it.

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