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 ...
Aerospace Engineer
Richard Franklin ...
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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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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Release Date:

22 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga al amanecer  »

Box Office


$6,700,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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John Landis:  [ipanema]  the music during the strip scene. 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 »


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 Noch' Naprolyot (2011) See more »


Written by Ira Newborn
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA RECORDS
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One of My Favorite Movies of the 80's
17 July 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Los Angeles, the insomniac aerospace engineer Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) has a boring job and a cold relationship with his wife. One afternoon, Ed leaves his job earlier to rest and discovers that his wife Ellen (Stacey Pickren) is cheating him with her colleague Stan (Carmen Argenziano). During the night, Ed can not sleep and he decides to drive to the airport to kill time. When he parks in the garage of the airport, he sees a beautiful lady, Diana (Michelle Pfeiffer), chased by four Iranians. He helps her and drives away to her place. Sooner he discovers that Diana has smuggled six stones from Iran and now she is chased by the gang of Shaheen Parvici (Irene Papas) and by the dangerous British killer Colin Morris (David Bowie) that works for the French Monsieur Melville (Roger Vadim). Ed Okin has an unforgettable night with Diana.

"Into the Night" is one of my favorite movies of the 80's. I have just watched this film at least for the sixth time and Michelle Feiffer is stunningly gorgeous. The engaging story is funny and one attraction is to identify the cameo of directors and other personalities, such as David Cronenberg, John Landis, Don Siegel, Jonathan Demme, and Lawrence Kasdan working with names like Vera Miles, Irene Papas, David Bowie and Dan Aykroyd among others. The awesome music of B.B. King gives a touch of class to this wonderful film. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Um Romance Muito Perigoso" ("A Very Dangerous Romance")

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