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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:

From John Landis, the maker of Blues Bros, American Werewolf in London, and Trading Places 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Nicholson was offered the role of Ed Okin, but turned it down. He told John Landis, "I like it and I like you. But this guy doesn't really do anything. The audience likes the leading man to take action." See more »

Goofs

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 »

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

Referenced in Unikal'noe pozdravlenie (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

MY LUCILLE
Written by Ira Newborn
Performed by B.B. King
Courtesy of MCA RECORDS
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LOTS of fun, LOTS of directors in the cast, plus...
23 July 1999 | by SquirePMSee all my reviews

This movie is a lighthearted romp! It is filled with laughs, some brilliant physical humor (who knew John Landis was a comic-action actor?), sudden surprises and a phenomenal cast.

And, as a little teaser to make you rent the theatrical version, Michelle Pfeiffer's only known nude scene! TSK, TSK, where she hid those gems!

Jeff Goldblum gives a deadpan performance that is perfect. It fits this movie, it fits his style, and at times it is just hilarious. Probably his best role ever.

The amazingly diverse cast includes Dan Aykroyd, David Bowie, Jim Henson, Paul Bartel, Carl Perkins, Bruce McGill (as Elvis!), Irene Papas, Vera Miles, Richard Farnsworth, Kathryn Harrold, Jake Steinfeld (Body By Jake) and even Clu Gulager! WOW!

But there's added richness for the film buff. Landis cast no fewer than 15 Hollywood directors in this film, plus himself! You can spot Lawrence Kasdan, Jonathan Demme, Paul Mazurski, Amy Heckerling, David Cronenberg, Roger Vadim, Jonathan Lynn, Jack Arnold, Don Siegel, Andrew Marton, Richard Franklin, Colin Higgins, Jonathan Kaufer and Carl Gottlieb.

Director Daniel Petrie even plays the director of a film-within-the-film, with the assistant director of this film, David Sosna, playing the assistant director of that film. There are cinematographers, writers and make-up artists, too, including Rick Baker, the first make-up artist ever to win an Oscar for his craft.

Too few people know about this sleeper. It's fast paced, funny and beautifully filmed. Rent it. You'll love it.


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