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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 ... 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 ... 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>

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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 »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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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)

Gross USA:

$7,562,164

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$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

Jonathan Demme: thin federal agent with glasses. 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

Bud Herman: [Opens his front door, sees the four SAVAK guys] Who the hell are you?
[SAVAK pulls gun]
Bud Herman: Won't you come in?
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Connections

Referenced in Dead End Drive-In (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Let's Get It On
Written by Marvin Gaye and Ed Townsend
Published by JOBETE MUSIC CO., INC., CHERRYTOWN MUSIC CO., INC. and STONE DIAMOND MUSIC CORP.
Performed by Marvin Gaye
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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