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Night Shift (1982)

R | | Comedy | 30 July 1982 (USA)
A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.

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Pat Corley ...
Edward Koogle
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Leonard (as Bobby DiCicco)
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Vivian
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Drollhauser
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Luke
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Jefferey
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Manetti
Cheryl Carter ...
Tanya
Becky Gonzalez ...
Lupe
Corki Corman ...
Sylvia
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Joyce (as Ildiko Jaid)
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Storyline

A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night as their brothel. Against his better judgement, he gets talked into the idea, only to find that it's more than his boss that has objections to this bit of entrepreneurship. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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The oldest profession in a new-look comedy See more »

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Also Known As:

Nightshift - Das Leichenhaus flippt völlig aus  »

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$23,600,000
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Trivia

Ron Howard and Henry Winkler were well-known from appearing on Happy Days (1974). They worked together on this movie, but Howard directs and does not appear except for a brief cameo as a saxophone player and a man making out with his wife in front of Chuck's (Henry Winkler's) apartment. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning of the movie, the pimp's arms are tied to the chair along with his body. As the body begins to fall, his arms are tied. As he progresses in the fall, his arms are up in the air (untied). When the pimp and the chair crash through the basketball hoop, his arms are tied to the chair again. See more »

Quotes

Leonard: Oh, that Barney Rubble. What an actor.
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Soundtracks

Take It Off
Written by Jerry Riggs (uncredited)
Performed by Riggs
Courtesy of Warner Bros./Full Moon Records
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LUUUUUUUUUUUUUVBROKERS!!
20 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

Very funny comedy from Ron Howard. Winkler and Keaton are a great duo and they team up very successfully from what I see. The whole premise is completely absurd, but you never know, it could happen. Nonetheless, engaging performances and great humor serve up a very good film. 9/10


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