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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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Stacey Pickren ...
Ellen Okin (as Stacy Pickren)
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Andrew Marton ...
Freeway Driver
Sue Dugan ...
Freeway Driver
Elizabeth Solorzano ...
Freeway Driver
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Robert Paynter ...
Security Guard
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Group Supervisor
Robert Moberly ...
Aerospace Engineer
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Aerospace Engineer
Dick Balduzzi ...
Aerospace Engineer
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Aerospace Engineer
Cal Worthington ...
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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 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 <marvin@bike.augusta.de>

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Ed Okin used to have a boring life. Then, one night, he met Diana. Now, Ed's having trouble staying alive. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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8 March 1985 (USA)  »

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Fuga al amanecer  »

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$6,700,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Besides appearances of 17 directors there are also seven playmates of 1980s' Playboy magazines playing roles of beauty queens : Veronica Gamba, Suzie Scott, Heidi Sorenson, Dona Speir, Marianne Gravatte, Lesa Ann Pedriana and Carina Persson. See more »

Goofs

Their room number at the Ramada Inn is 714, so one would assume they are on the 7th floor. However, when the drapes are opened, they are clearly on the street level, and not the 7th floor. See more »

Quotes

Ed: [surrounded by several people pointing guns] This is ridiculous.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in B.B. King: Into the Night (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

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
Courtesy of MOTOWN RECORDS
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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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