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Into the Night (1985)

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 ...
Aerospace Engineer
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 Los Angeles International 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 <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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A dangerous romance See more »


Comedy | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

22 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga al amanecer  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$86,923 (USA) (24 February 1985)


$7,562,164 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Airport scenes in this film (and Coming to America (1988)) have a call over the PA system for a Mr. Frank Ozkerwitz to pick up a white courtesy telephone. This is a reference to Frank Oz, who always makes an appearance in John Landis' films, although his real last name is Oznowicz. See more »


When "Larry" (Jake Steinfield) is on the boat with the blonde woman and they are taking turns removing their clothes, you hear him unzip his pants in order to remove his shirt. When he removes his pants, you hear him unzip his pants again. See more »


Diana: Elvis wouldn't do this, AND I KNEW HIM!
Charlie: You didn't know him! You may have fucked him, but you didn't KNOW HIM!
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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 »


I CAN'T HELP MYSELF (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
Written by Eddie Holland, Lamont Dozier and Brian Holland
Published by JOBETE MUSIC CO., INC.
Performed by The Four Tops
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27 February 2001 | by (new york city) – See all my reviews

An excellent little gem of a movie, perfect for vidoe-rental for late night. Landis's direction (and his star turn) are both crisp and well paced. Is Los Angeles a land of secret places and pleasures? Maybe yes, maybe not. Probably depends on who you know or how much money you have. But this little fantasy about a Californian bored with his job and unhappy in his marriage hits the notes as his all night adventure unfolds. Wonderful cameos from a slew of stars. Some excessive violence at times, but put there for a point, the point being the nature of Iran's old idiot-terror police, the Savak. Maybe Landis knows of wherefore he speaks.

As for nudity, almost enough. More would have been better. Vidiot after vidiot has tried to stop action vidcap the too fast shots of naked Michelle. The lovely Kathryn Harold keeps her clothes on but gets a gruesome Hollywood send-off, the single most difficult part of the film to watch. Don't hate this film if you don't get it. This is a dark L.A. story, not a comedy, but I rank it as one of the best late-night movies ever made.

Landis made the film he wanted to make and that's the first test of the director's skill. If you peruse thru the comments list and get past Mr. too-boring-for-him, then take my word and watch this film. It's perfect for a night when your troubles are keeping you up. The film has a lot to say.

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