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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

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Stacey Pickren ...
Ellen Okin (as Stacy Pickren)
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Stan
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 ...
Himself
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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 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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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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R | See all certifications »

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22 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga al amanecer  »

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$6,700,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the boardroom meeting, one of the employees tells the boss, "The scanners check out." David Cronenberg, who played the boss, directed Scanners (1981). 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

Herb: When *was* the last time you fucked your wife?
Ed: You're a classy guy, Herb.
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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 Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

INTO THE NIGHT
Written by Ira Newborn
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA RECORDS
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Funny, suspenseful and rather nasty comedy
27 January 2006 | by (Iceland) – See all my reviews

Goldblum plays an insomniac who one night goes to the airport on a whim, thinking' about going to Vegas. He runs into feisty Pfeiffer who's running for her life and what follows is his most memorable night ever.

While director Landis isn't always 100% successful at balancing the humor with explicit violence, Into the Night has enough memorable moments to fully compensate and make it a fun filled and suspenseful ride. Goldblum and Pfeiffer play extremely well off each other and supporting actors are plenty and all very good; David Bowie especially memorable in a small cameo and those assassins are quite literally hilarious.

It's rather nasty at times and some scenes kinda' leave you with a bad taste in your mouth, but overall it's a well written yarn that always keeps you on the edge of your seat.


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