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Night Shift (1982)

 -  Comedy  -  30 July 1982 (USA)
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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... See full summary »

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Belinda Keaton
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Charlotte Koogle
Pat Corley ...
Edward Koogle
Bobby Di Cicco ...
Leonard (as Bobby DiCicco)
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Vivian
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Drollhauser
Tim Rossovich ...
Luke
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Jefferey
Joe Spinell ...
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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morgue | night shift | business | pimp | scheme | See more »

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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30 July 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Corretores do Amor  »

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$23,600,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Near the end of the movie when Bill becomes a towel boy in the exclusive Gentleman's club, there is an exchange between Bill and Mr. Manetti (played by Joe Spinell) in which Bill calls him a "Jagoff" under his breath. The term "Jagoff" is a derogatory slang expression native to Pittsburgh and surrounding western Pennsylvania. A nod to the fact that Michael Keaton is from Corapolis, PA just outside of Pittsburgh. 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

Bill: So there I was at the Blackjack table with all my wash 'n' dries... did I tell you I had they idea for them first?
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Ron Howard/The Clash (1982) See more »

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Girls Know How
Written by Burt Bacharach, Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster
Performed by Al Jarreau
Produced by Jay Graydon and David Foster
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Hilarious
23 April 2003 | by (http://atheism.community.officelive.com/quotes.aspx) – See all my reviews

A film about morgue workers and prostitutes? That's what someone who hasn't seen the movie may ask. Without sentimentalism or cheap jokes like Adam Sandler's, this film is funny, with Keaton outrageous as an idea-man and Winkler perfect for the rational person in all of us. Every part does the job. It's a must-see.


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