An undercover FBI agent falls in love with a recently widowed mafia wife, who is trying to restart her life following her husband's murder while being pursued by a libidinous mafia kingpin seeking to claim her for himself.
Susan wants her reprehensible ex-husband dead and, in several bungled attempts by henchmen, tries to accomplish the deed. First her boyfriend hires two dim-witted hitmen. Then she hires a ... See full summary »
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
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Jack Nicholson had director John Landis fly out to his home in Colorado and drive through a snowstorm just to tell him he was not interested in the role of Ed Okin. 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 »
[faces SAVAK man in the airport. SAVAK man holds gun to Diana's head]
This is ridiculous. Big shot, huh? You got a gun. Now what? Shithead, you. Huh? Maniac. Let me ask you something. Maybe you can help me. What's wrong with my life? Why is my wife sleeping with someone else? Why can't I sleep?
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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 »
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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