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Into the Night (1985)

Over the course of one night, a beaten down L.A. engineer accidentally meets, falls for and tries to help a beautiful jewel thief on the run from some extremely dangerous people.

Director:

John Landis

Writer:

Ron Koslow
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Goldblum ... Ed Okin
Stacey Pickren Stacey Pickren ... Ellen Okin
Carmen Argenziano ... Stan
Andrew Marton Andrew Marton ... Freeway Driver
Sue Dugan Sue Dugan ... Freeway Driver
Elizabeth Solorzano Elizabeth Solorzano ... Freeway Driver
Dan Aykroyd ... Herb
Robert Paynter Robert Paynter ... Security Guard
David Cronenberg ... Group Supervisor
Robert Moberly Robert Moberly ... Aerospace Engineer
John Hostetter ... Aerospace Engineer
Dick Balduzzi Dick Balduzzi ... Aerospace Engineer
Richard Franklin ... Aerospace Engineer
Cal Worthington Cal Worthington ... Himself
Wes Dawn Wes Dawn ... L.A.P.D
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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Persian | French | Spanish

Release Date:

22 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fuga al amanecer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$86,923, 24 February 1985, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$7,562,164
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The crew of the Kalijak movie were played by the actual crew of this movie. Some crew members have other small roles too. See more »

Goofs

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: [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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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

Features Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) 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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What were they thinking?
8 March 2003 | by jrbrySee all my reviews

This is one of those movies where you shake your head and ask how could such a talented group of people get together and make such a horrible piece of crap.

The script is lousy, the story has no logic, the scenes have no flow, the dialogue is wooden, and the whole thing plays like an amateurish B-movie. Is it really surprising that the writer Ron Koslow hasn't done anything significant since? As for the director, John Landis, I can only guess that an inflated reputation and backers with too much money and too little experience combined to unleash this atrocity on us. The story, such as it is, seems to center around the search for some stolen gems hunted by some Iranian bad guys. Jeff Goldblum, in his trademark understated style tries to play it sincerely but there are times when he looks positively embarrassed by his part. I suppose the only reason people bother to watch this anymore is the presence of the young Michelle Pfeiffer and her very brief nude scene.

Some film students might want to study this one as a lesson in how not to do it but the rest of us will pass, thankyou.


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