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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Ed Okin
... Diana
Stacey Pickren ... Ellen Okin (as Stacy Pickren)
... Stan
Andrew Marton ... Freeway Driver
Sue Dugan ... Freeway Driver
Elizabeth Solorzano ... Freeway Driver
... Herb
Robert Paynter ... Security Guard
... Group Supervisor
Robert Moberly ... Aerospace Engineer
... Aerospace Engineer
Dick Balduzzi ... Aerospace Engineer
... Aerospace Engineer
Cal Worthington ... Himself
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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>

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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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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to a book about John Landis, he wanted Gene Hackman to play Jeff Goldblum's role, but Universal thought that he wasn't a big enough box-office draw. 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

[a federal agent brings Diana and Ed to a motel room for a private conference]
Ed: Are we under arrest, or what?
Federal Agent: I'd say you fall into the "or what" category.
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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 »

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

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IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR
Written by Steve Cropper and Wilson Pickett
Published by COTILLION MUSIC, INC. and IRVING MUSIC, INC.
Performed by B.B. King
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Funny, suspenseful and rather nasty comedy
27 January 2006 | by 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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