Into the Night R

A dangerous romance
Into the Night
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 55 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: September 2, 2003
  • Originally Released: 1985
  • Label: Universal Studios
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
    • Dolby Digital Mono 2.0 - Spanish
  • Interactive Features:
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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 24


User Ratings: 3,407
Pfeiffer in particular takes the sort of glamorous yet preposterous part that generally defeats even the best actress and somehow contrives to make it credible every inch of the way. Full Review
Time Out
Apr 21, 2007
Rating: B- -- Because of all the cameos and in-jokes, this gimmicky weightless film should appeal to mostly film buffs. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 3, 2016
Rating: 2.5/4 -- The tone, despite the frequent bloodletting, is light, and the film works better than the script would indicate. Full Review
TV Guide
Apr 10, 2008
Rating: 1/4 -- Maybe what the movie needed was more professional discipline and less geniality. As a rule, it's probably better to throw the party after the filming is finished. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Oct 24, 2004
Goldblum, who usually elevates any material, seems asleep at the wheel in a role where his character does virtually nothing but drive Michelle Pfeiffer around wherever she asks him to. Full Review
Under the Radar
Dec 12, 2017
Rating: 3/5 -- Strange ensemble noir comedy chase flick.
Apr 17, 2005
The film itself tries sometimes too hard for laughs and at other times strains for shock. Full Review
Apr 10, 2008

Product Description:

INTO THE NIGHT is a moody adventure/thriller starring Jeff Goldblum as Ed Orkin, a guy smack in the middle of a midlife crisis: He can't sleep, he loathes his job, and he's just discovered his wife in bed with another man. So he takes off to the airport, hoping to flee Los Angeles for anyplace interesting. But while he's glumly trying to figure out just where to go, excitement unexpectedly comes his way in the form of a beautiful woman (Michelle Pfieffer) who leaps into his car with six stolen emeralds in her possession--and bands of thugs chasing her for the loot. Suddenly life doesn't seem so boring anymore. John Landis's charming film features, as usual, a wide array of director and celebrity cameos.

Plot Synopsis:

Ed Orkin (Jeff Goldblum) is having a bad night. He can't sleep, he hates his job as an aerospace engineer, and he's just discovered his wife in bed with another man. Suffering another sleepless night, he attempts to flee the disaster of his life, driving into the Los Angeles airport parking lot at the same time that a mysterious and beautiful woman (Michelle Pfeiffer) lands on his windshield. The mysterious Diana has smuggled six emeralds into the country and is being chased by Iranian gangsters who have just killed her companion. Suddenly Ed and Diana find themselves thrown together in an effort to outrun the gangsters. The fugitives become involved in one disaster after another, narily escaping Elvis-crazed relatives, insanity on the freeways, a terrifying hitman played by David Bowie, and general mayhem during the fast-paced chase. The gangsters wreak havoc on L.A., destroying anything they come into contact with as they pursue the star-crossed fugitives in this seductive and moody portrayal of Los Angeles after hours. This dark thriller/comedy features cameos by numerous directors as well as Landis himself, playing a gangster.


Production Notes:

  • Director (Landis's) trademark SYNW: appears on two posters in the office where Ed and Diane make a phone call.
  • Landis's real-life first assistant director, David Sosna, appears in the film as the first assistant director on the movie within the movie, KALIJAK. Famed director Roger Vadim is the director of KALIJAK.
  • The numerous director and celebrity cameos include John Landis, David Cronenberg, Jonathan Demme, Lawrence Kasdan, Roger Vadim, Paul Mazursky, Amy Heckerling, Carl Perkins, and David Bowie.

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  • Sales Rank: 8,257
  • UPC: 025192122323
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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