Minute-by-Minute discussion of John Landis's 1985 comedy thriller
Minute 113: Credits
Aerospace EngineerCal WorthingtonL.A.P.D.L.A.P.DHasiDianaSAVAKSAVAKSAVAKSAVAKAirport CopParking AttendantLarryGirl on BoatMale DerelictFemale DerelictCharlieDonHookerDrug DealerKalijak ActorChristieKalijak DirectorKalijak Assistant DirectorKalijak GripKalijak GripKalijak Script ClerkBud HermanKalijak PublicistSAVAK Bimbos TailorBeverly Wilshire Hotel DoormanHostBaccarat DealerHamidHamid’s GirlsMr. WilliamsEmbarrassed ManShameless WomanMan on PhoneColin MorrisBeverly Hills CopJimmyChicWilburCount DraculaThe WolfmanMan with DogPete EllisTaxi DriverShips WaitressMelville’s MenMonsieur MelvilleMalibu NeighborsSheriff PetersonDetective #1Detective #2Jack CaperJoan CaperShaheen ParviziShaheen’s AssistantLady in WaitingMrs. YakamuraStewardessFederal AgentFederal AgentFederal AgentFederal AgentL.A.P.D.Federal AgentCleaning Woman
RICHARD FRANKLINHIMSELFWES DAWNCHRISTOPHER GEORGEALI MADANIMICHELLE PFEIFFERMICHAEL ZANDHADI SADJADIBERUCE GRAMIANJOHN LANDISHOPE CLARKEERIC LEEJAKE STEINFELDSUE BOWSERWALDO SALTVIOLA KATES STIMPSONBRUCE McGILLJON STEPHEN FINKDEEDEE PFEIFFERRICK BAKERCOLIN HIGGINSKATHRYN HARROLDDANIEL PETRIEDAVID SOSNAMARK LEVINEWILLIAM B. KAPLANJONATHAN KAUFERPAUL MAZURSKYSAUL KAHANRORY BARRISHJEAN PELTONJONATHAN LYNNPAUL BARTELBILL TAYLORJIM BENTLEYHOUSHANG TOUZIESLAVKAERICA SAKAICARL PERKINSDON SIEGELPEGGY SANDSJIM HENSONDAVID BOWIEROBERT TRAYNORART EVANSBUD ABBOTTLOU COSTELLOBELA LUGOSILON CHANEY JR.JACK ARNOLDHIMSELFDOMINGO AMBRIZAMY HECKERLINGROBERT LaBASSIEREYACUB SALIHROGER VADIM JACK ROBERTSDIAN ROBERTSREID SMITHRUSDI LANELAWRENCE KASDANRICHARD FARNSWORTHVERA MILESIRENE PAPASHASSAN ILDARIZOREH RAMSEYBEULAH QUOPATRICIA GAULCLU GULAGERJONATHAN DEMMETRACY HUTCHINSONGENE WHITTINGTONEDDY DONNOCARL GOTTLIEBALMA BELTRAN
BRASS ADAMSGREG BARNETTSANDY BERUMENJANET BRADYTONY BRUBAKERDAVID BURTONDANNY COSTABILL COUCHSTEPHEN CREMINSTEVE DAVISONJUSTIN DEROSAEDDY DONNOKENNY ENDOSOGARY EPPERFREDDY HICEBUDDY JOE HOOKERHANK HOOKERCHRIS HOWELLTOM HUFF
TRACY HUTCHINSONDAVID LABELLGARY McLARTYBENNY MOOREMIKE MOOREJOHN MOIOJIMMY NICKERSONBETH NUFFERFRANK ORSATTICHARLIE PICERNICHARLIE PICERNI, JR. SANDY ROBERSONMIC RODGERSREID RONDELLMIKE RUNYARDSTEPHEN J. SANTOSUSSOJOE TORNATORESCOTT WILDERWALTER WYATT
CastingMICHAEL CHINICHJACKIE BURCH
Minute 112: ‘Til the Midnight Hour
A series of images from the movie continues, highlighting the primary cast:Christie, with the title “KATHRYN HARROLD”;Jack Caper, with the title “RICHARD FARNSWORTH”;Bud Herman, with the title “PAUL MAZURSKY”;Mrs. Caper, with the title “VERA MILES”;Monsieur Melville, with the title “ROGER VADIM”;Mr. Williams, with the title “CARL PERKINS”;Charlie, with the title “BRUCE McGILL”;Chief Federal Agent, with the title “CLU GULAGER”, andThe four SAVAK men, with the titles “MICHAEL ZAND, HADI SADJADI, JOHN LANDIS, BERUCE GRAMIAN”.The screen goes to black followed by the credit crawl, beginning with “Cast in Order of Appearance” – –
Ed OkinEllen OkinStanFreeway DriversHerbSecurity GuardGroup SupervisorAerospace EngineerAerospace EngineerAerospace EngineerAerospace EngineerCal WorthingtonL.A.P.D.L.A.P.DHasiDianaSAVAKSAVAKSAVAKSAVAKAirport CopParking AttendantLarry
JEFF GOLDBLUMSTACEY PICKRENCARMEN ARGENZIANOANDREW MARTONSUE DUGANELIZABETH SOLORZANODAN AYKROYDROBERT PAYNTERDAVID CRONENBERGROBERT MOBERLYJOHN HOSTETTERDICK BALDUZZIRICHARD FRANKLINHIMSELFWES DAWNCHRISTOPHER GEORGEALI MADANIMICHELLE PFEIFFERMICHAEL ZANDHADI SADJADIBERUCE GRAMIANJOHN LANDISHOPE CLARKEERIC LEEJAKE STEINFELD
Minute 111: Can I Have a Ride to the Airport?
Ed walks into the Ramada hallway. There’s a National Airline poster featuring a picture of the Arc d’Triomphe and “Paris” written at the top. He walks toward a housekeeper standing next to a cleaning cart. “Excuse me,” says Ed. “Did you see a woman with blonde hair and a red jacket?”“She said ‘no disturb’,” replies the housekeeper. “The blonde woman?” asks Ed. “The lady,” says the housekeeper.“You saw her?” asks Ed. “Si,” replies the housekeeper.“When?” asks Ed.“Yesterday,” replies the housekeeper.“What?” says Ed, looking at his watch. Ed realizes he’s been asleep for more than a day.“Clean your room now?” asks the housekeeper. Ed doesn’t answer, so the housekeeper shrugs and turns back to her cleaning cart.Ed looks back down the hallway, only to see Diana, now wearing a black jacket and carrying a large handbag. Diana smiles at him.“Can I have a ride to the airport?” asks Diana. Ed smiles back at her.B.B. King’s In the Midnight Hour begins to play. Under Ed’s smile, the title “JEFF GOLDBLUM” appears. Under Diana’s smile, the title “MICHELLE PFEIFFER” appears.A series of images from the movie appears, highlighting the primary cast:Colin Morris, with the title “DAVID BOWIE”;Shaheen Pavesi, with the title “IRENE PAPAS”;Herb, with the title “DAN AYKROYD”;Christie, with the title “KATHRYN HARROLD”.
Minute 110: ED
Ed Okin wakes up, alone in the hotel room of the Ramada Inn. His hands are still folded behind his head. He stands up, and peels back the window curtain. It’s daytime. Cars drive past the front of the Ramada, and airplanes fly overhead. Ed looks in the bathroom. The bloody washcloths and towels are still scattered on the countertops. He returns to the bed and sits down. Looking around the room, he notices a thick envelope tucked into his jacket pocket that’s laying at the end of his bed. He opens the envelope. Inside are two stacks of $100 bills, totally $20,000. Ed puts on his jacket and shoes, and walks into the Ramada hallway. He spots a cleaning woman with her housekeeping cart.
Minute 109: Diana?
Ed lays on top of the bed in the Ramada, his head propped up by pillows and his arms folded behind his head. Diana walks from the shower, dressed in a towel. She puts a comb down on the nearby desk, and smiles at Ed. Diana walks over to the bed to kiss Ed, only to hear him gently snoring. She kisses him on his eyebrow. Sitting back on the bed, Diana looks at Ed and smiles. Ed continues to sleep, only to be awakened by the sound of jet noise. Ed is alone in the hotel room. “Diana?” he asks.
Minute 108: If You Need a Better Car
“If you need a better car, go see Cal!” sings the commercial on the motel TV.“For the best deal by far, go see Cal!” it continues.“If you want your payments low, if y-” the commercial cuts off as Ed throws the TV switch. Ed takes off his jacket, pushes the stacks of money aside, props one pillow atop another, and leans back against them. Meanwhile, Diana is taking a show. The scene alternates between Diana and Ed.