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Into the Sun

Top Gun meets The Hard Way in the oddball comedy-adventure Into the Sun. This time US pilot Michael Pare is assigned to show an action movie star (Anthony Michael Hall) how to portray the real thing. Pare is solid as the real McCoy and even gets to laugh and unbend a bit, compared to his usually stiff roles, as the twosome become friends.

Top Gun meets The Hard Way in the oddball comedy-adventure Into the Sun. This time US pilot Michael Pare is assigned to show an action movie star (Anthony Michael Hall) how to portray the real thing. Pare is solid as the real McCoy and even gets to laugh and unbend a bit, compared to his usually stiff roles, as the twosome become friends.

Pic goes over the top when real-life skirmishes with unspecified Arab enemies in the Middle East break out, and Pare disobeys orders in taking the civilian into combat. Their derring-do, with Hall rising to the occasion, is fun if ridiculous. Pic is an important transition effort for Hall, whose comic timing is excellent.

Roger Moore’s daughter Deborah (previously billed in Bullseye! as Deborah Barrymore) is pert and attractive but overly reserved as the romantic interest of both heroes. Reliable comedian Terry Kiser earns some big laughs as a fast-talking agent.

Into the Sun

  • Production: Trimark. Director Fritz Kiersch; Producer Kevin M. Kallberg, Oliver G. Hess; Screenplay John Brancato, Michael Ferris; Camera Steve Grass; Editor Barry Zetlin; Music Randy Miller; Art Director Gary T. New
  • Crew: (Color) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1992. Running time: 100 MIN.
  • With: Anthony Michael Hall Michael Pare Deborah Maria Moore Terry Kiser Brian Haley Michael St Gerard