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Into the Night (1985)

A discouraged man gets caught up in the dangerous activities of a woman on the run.

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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 ...
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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22 February 1985 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fuga al amanecer  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,923, 24 February 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,562,164
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Trivia

John Landis' first film to feature his trademark array of cameos from other filmmakers. In the case of this film, it has been speculated that this was a show of support, in the wake of the fatal accident that occurred while Landis was directing his segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). This was his first film after the accident. See more »

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The Ramada room door opens one way when Clu Gulager and others enter the room (714?), and opens the opposite direction when he leaves the room 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 »

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Features Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) See more »

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INTO THE NIGHT
Written by Ira Newborn
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA RECORDS
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Do not go gently...
11 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

'Into the Night' stands as one of my favourite films of the '80's. In fact it stands as one of my most favourite films ever. Why? To be quite honest, I'm not sure why. It wasn't the best concept or script, the performances are okay -(with the exception of Goldblum who is outstanding)- and even John Landis' direction was at times on cruise control.

But what it did in 1985, was to reflect so much of what was going on. The ruthless drive for efficiency that makes Okin's aerospace company so demanding, the 'me' approach to relationships that results in Ed's wife's adulterous behaviour, the worship of fortune that dominates Diana's life and drives her so relentlessly - until Ed brings her something a little more worthwhile.

It had the right look, the right feel and the right cast to make you smile and go along with the goodtimes and the in-jokes between peers of the movie establishment. Here was a collection of successful players in Hollywood showing just how slick movie-making could be.

The screenings must have had the feel of a home movie with most of the cast sitting in the theatre enjoying their various cameos. Bowie, Cronenberg, Kasden and of course Landis himself, all doing it for their own.

I loved it when I first saw it and I'll be buying the DVD in Sept '03 when it finally appears. Is 'Into the Night' a great film? Probably not, but it makes me feel great everytime I take that ride to LAX in the little white Fiat...You had to be there.


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