Thursday, January 19, 2017

Into The Night (1985)

Your wife is cheating on you, you are stuck in a dead-end job and you haven`t slept for days.

You park your car at the parking garage of L.A Airport when your life just can`t seem to get any worse...when Michelle Pfeiffer jumps on the hood of your car and asks for your help.

One minute later you are chased by confused but trigger happy Iranian Mafiosi, David Bowie as ice cold (!) hit man and the police.

What is there not to like??

The movie is, over 30 years after release, still great despite it's mid-eighty cheesiness. But I might be biased since this is one of my favourites!

What makes this movie different from other action-adventures is that the protagonists do not develop unrealistic skills in the best cinematic "average Joe outgrows himself" tradition.

On the contrary: Dazed by his insomnia Ed Okin (Jeff Goldblum) seems to dance between the rain drops (or bullets..), unaware of most what is happening around him and is repeatedly mistaken for some "ultra-professional" by his and Diana`s (played by mid-eighties Michele Pfeiffer.....`nuff said!) pursuers.

Get`s extra points for the Soundtrack by BB King.


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