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Night Patrol (1984)

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A hapless police officer is transferred to the night shift even as he clandestinely pursues a career as a stand up comedian.

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Jackie Kong

Writers:

Murray Langston (original screenplay), William A. Levey (original screenplay) (as Bill Levey) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Blair ... Officer Sue Perman
Pat Paulsen ... Officer Kent Lane
Jaye P. Morgan ... Kate Parker
Jack Riley ... Doctor Ziegler
Billy Barty ... Captain Lewis
Murray Langston ... Officer Melvin White / The Unknown Comic
Pat Morita ... Rape Victim
Sydney Lassick ... Peeping Tom (as Sidney Lassick)
Kent Perkins ... Tex
Roxanne Osco Roxanne Osco ... Kicking Girl (as Roxanne Cybelle)
Joe Battaglia Joe Battaglia ... Bum
Lori Sutton Lori Sutton ... Edith Hutton
Mik One Mik One ... Press Agent
Alex Folks Alex Folks ... Leroy's Bartender
Patrie Allen Patrie Allen ... Officer Judy
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Storyline

Melvin is a pathetic loser of a motorcycle cop who gets demoted to working the night shift as a punishment for his constant screw-ups. During his off-duty time, however, Melvin turns to his secret obsession: comedy. He puts a paper bag over his head and performs in front of audiences as "The Unknown Comic". Unable to balance his two lives, he seeks psychiatric help to try and resolve who he really wants to be. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

The long arm of the law has reached an all time low! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Night Patrol See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RSL, Vis Arts Consultants See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Comedians Jaye P. Morgan and Murray Langston formerly both performed on TV's The Gong Show (1976). The pair have also collaborated on The Gong Show Movie (1980) and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). See more »

Goofs

When Kent helps Melvin up to the hand dryer in the men's room to dry his pants they turn the dryer on. A man walks in the men's room, the scene cuts back to Kent and Melvin the dryer is off. See more »

Quotes

Officer Melvin White: [knocking on vehicle window] What are you doing in there?
Pick-up truck driver: Neckin'!
Officer Melvin White: Well, uhh, you're gonna have to put your neck back in your pants and go some place else!
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Crazy Credits

All the credits are in French. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Anchor Bay DVD is slightly edited and runs 85 minutes, while the original New World Video release runs approximately 87 minutes. Obviously, the latter is the complete version. See more »

Connections

References The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961) See more »

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Everybody Needs a Chance
Written by Phil Booth
Performed by Phil Booth
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the most tasteless comedy ever made i think
15 March 1999 | by jaws!See all my reviews

night patrol is one of the most funniest movies i have ever seen,but the first time i saw it i didn't really like it much. then later on i can't tell you how much i love this movie. almost every scene is tasteless, and i love that. this movie is also a spoof of police movies. it's funnier than police academy. every scene in this movie is wild or tasteless or both, but mostly tasteless.i give it ***1/2 out of ****


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