History Film / IntoTheNight

27th Jun '16 8:44:52 AM Mdumas43073
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Briefly, Ed Okin is an insomniac aerospace engineer (Goldblum) who encounters an Iranian smuggler's girlfriend/mule Diana (Pfeiffer), at LAX, inadvertently rescuing her from her fiancé's homicidal crime family and getting drawn into a complicated jewel heist plot.

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Briefly, Ed Okin (Goldblum) is an insomniac aerospace engineer (Goldblum) who encounters Diana (Pfeiffer), an Iranian smuggler's girlfriend/mule Diana (Pfeiffer), girlfriend/mule, at LAX, the airport, inadvertently rescuing her from her fiancé's homicidal crime family and getting drawn into a complicated jewel heist plot.
17th Jun '16 1:22:55 PM starwolf
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* PinballProtagonist: Ed. This is why JackNicholson turned down the part, as he told JohnLandis.
-->'''JackNicholson:''' "I like it and I like you. But this guy doesn't really do anything. The audience likes the leading man to take action."
6th Apr '15 12:10:50 AM erforce
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* AndStarring: "and DavidBowie as Colin Morris"

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* AndStarring: "and DavidBowie Music/DavidBowie as Colin Morris"



* BriefcaseFullOfMoney
* ElvisImpersonator: Diana's brother Charlie.

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* %%* BriefcaseFullOfMoney
* ElvisImpersonator: Diana's brother Charlie.Charlie is a big time Elvis fan (and an impersonator). She goes to him for help, and he throws her out of his house.
-->'''Diana:''' Elvis wouldn't do this! And I knew him!
-->'''Charlie:''' You didn't know him. You may have fucked him, but you didn't know him!



* {{Fanservice}}: Girls are shown nude three times in this film and none of them are really important to the plot.

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* {{Fanservice}}: FanserviceExtra: Girls are shown nude three times in this film and none of them are really important to the plot.



* FilmNoir

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* %%* FilmNoir



* KnifeFight: [[spoiler:Colin Morris]] gets into a such struggle, and it kills him offscreen.



* MyCarHatesMe
* NeedAHandOrAHandjob: Played with.
-->'''Herb:''' There's a girl there who will do ''anything you want'' for $200 dollars an hour.\\
'''Ed:''' Like what?\\
'''Herb:''' Anything! If you want she'll dress like Santa Claus!\\
'''Ed:''' Will she bring me a pony?
* POVCam: [[spoiler: being drowned]]

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* MyCarHatesMe
MyCarHatesMe: Inverted. Insomniac Ed, who drove to the airport after finding his wife in ''flagrante delicto,'' has decided to go back home, but he can't get his car started. Enter Michelle Pfeiffer, being chased by Iranian diamond smugglers. She jumps into his car and tells him to go -- and the car starts right up!
* NeedAHandOrAHandjob: Played with.
-->'''Herb:''' There's
with. Herb tells Ed that in Las Vegas there's a girl there certain hooker who will do ''anything anything you want'' ask for $200 dollars an hour.\\
'''Ed:''' Like what?\\
'''Herb:''' Anything! If you want she'll dress like Santa Claus!\\
'''Ed:''' Will
a certain price. Ed, who knows what he's talking about but isn't really interested, responds "Will she bring buy me a pony?
pony?" in SarcasmMode.
* OneCrazyNight: A madcap all-night adventure involving the CIA, the FBI, a pile of money, and the Iranian secret police, all because one guy couldn't sleep.
* POVCam: [[spoiler: [[spoiler:Used when Diana's friend Christy is being drowned]]drowned by Shaheen's boys.]]



* TechnologyMarchesOn: Even the uber-rich didn't bother with cellphones in 1985.



* VictoriasSecretCompartment (though in this case it *does* refer to the, uh, other compartment).

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* VictoriasSecretCompartment (though VictoriasSecretCompartment: Though in this case it *does* refer to the, uh, other compartment).compartment.



* VomitDiscretionShot

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* VomitDiscretionShotVomitDiscretionShot: After picking her up in the parking lot, Diana asks Ed to pull over because she's sick, leading to this trope.
22nd Mar '14 1:54:03 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* ActorAllusion: JeffGoldblum often mentions a dislike of snakes in his roles. Here though, after Diana she can't stand them, he says "Right now a snake would be reassuring."
** When he drives away in Jack's car, he says "[[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Banzai.]]"
22nd Mar '14 11:45:13 AM m8e
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Under-rated 1985 comedy-thriller directed by JohnLandis, and starring MichellePfeiffer and Creator/JeffGoldblum.

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Under-rated 1985 comedy-thriller directed by JohnLandis, Creator/JohnLandis, and starring MichellePfeiffer and Creator/JeffGoldblum.
28th Feb '14 1:03:51 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* {{Fanservice}}: Girls are shown nude three times in this film and none of them are really important to the plot.
28th Feb '14 12:58:10 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* TokenRomance: Averted. There is no romantic tension or subplot between Ed and Diana at all, leaving it up to the viewer if something happens after the movie ends.
28th Feb '14 8:36:24 AM wittylibrarian
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* FemmeFatale: Diana is between this and DamselInDistress. Slightly subverted in that she knows full well she's a "bad guy" but doesn't want to hurt Ed.
* FilmNoir
17th Dec '13 8:31:04 PM PaulA
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** When he drives away in Jack's car, he says "[[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Banzai.]]"

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** When he drives away in Jack's car, he says "[[TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension "[[Film/TheAdventuresOfBuckarooBanzaiAcrossThe8thDimension Banzai.]]"
5th Dec '13 5:59:42 AM DocLoki
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* GoodScarsEvilScars: The SAVAK agent played by Landis has an impressive set of Evil Scars, including a large one on his throat (which is apparently to explain why he's TheSpeechless).
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