Night Shift (1982)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Belinda Keaton
Charlotte Koogle
Pat Corley ...
Edward Koogle
Bobby Di Cicco ...
Leonard (as Bobby DiCicco)
Tim Rossovich ...
Cheryl Carter ...
Becky Gonzalez ...
Corki Corman ...
Joyce (as Ildiko Jaid)


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 <>

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Release Date:

30 July 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nightshift - Das Leichenhaus flippt völlig aus  »

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$23,600,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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The name of Bill Blazejowski (Michael Keaton)'s limo-chauffeur business was the "Billy Blaze Limousine Co." See more »


Bill says "this is my stop" and gets off the subway, while Chuck stays on. But the sign next to him says the train is the Times Square - Grand Central shuttle, which makes no intermediate stops. See more »


Bill: Wanna know why I carry this tape recorder? To tape things. See, I'm an idea man, Chuck. I get ideas coming at me all day. I can't control 'em. I can't even fight 'em if I want to. You know, 'AHHH!' So I say 'em in here, and that way I never forget 'em. You see what I'm sayin'?
[speaking into tape recorder]
Bill: Stand back, this is Bill. Idea to eliminate garbage. Edible paper. You eat it, it's gone! You eat it, it's outta there! No more garbage!
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23 April 2003 | by ( – 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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