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Night Shift -- A meek man whose calm life takes a hectic and hilarious turn when he's talked into running a call-girl service during his night shift at the city morgue.

Overview

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Director:
Writers:
Lowell Ganz (written by) and
Babaloo Mandel (written by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
30 July 1982 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Ever since two enterprising young men turned the City Morgue into a swinging business, people have been dying to get in. See more »
Plot:
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Comedy of the Absurd See more (59 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Henry Winkler ... Chuck Lumley

Michael Keaton ... Bill Blazejowski

Shelley Long ... Belinda Keaton

Gina Hecht ... Charlotte Koogle
Pat Corley ... Edward Koogle
Bobby Di Cicco ... Leonard (as Bobby DiCicco)

Nita Talbot ... Vivian

Basil Hoffman ... Drollhauser
Tim Rossovich ... Luke

Clint Howard ... Jefferey
Joe Spinell ... Manetti
Cheryl Carter ... Tanya
Becky Gonzalez ... Lupe
Corki Corman ... Sylvia

Jaid Barrymore ... Joyce (as Ildiko Jaid)

Ava Lazar ... Sharon

Robbin Young ... Nancy

Ola Ray ... Dawn

Cassandra Gava ... J.J.
Mimi Lieber ... Linda
Ashley Cox ... Jenny Lynn

Elizabeth Carder ... Dolores
Dawn Dunlap ... Maxine
Jeanne Mori ... Marsha
K.C. Winkler ... Cheryl
Catherine Gilmour ... Kim
Monique Gabrielle ... Tessie

Jim Staahl ... Red
Barbara Ann Grimes ... Mrs. Koogle

Richard Belzer ... Pig
Badja Djola ... Cleon
Marc Flanagan ... Steve

Beau Billingslea ... Donny

Kevin Rodney Sullivan ... Tyrone (as Kevin R. Sullivan)

Grand L. Bush ... Mustafa (as Grand Bush)
Julius LeFlore ... Franklin
Floyd Levine ... Sal Carboni
Reid Cruickshanks ... Sgt. Averbach

Charles Fleischer ... Prisoner
Tom Mahoney ... Judge

Vincent Schiavelli ... Carl
Jack Perkins ... Tuttle
James Ritz ... Morgue Worker (as Jim Ritz)
John Boyle ... Leopard Boy
Brett Baxter Clark ... Paradise Doorman (as Brett Clark)
Paul S. Kaufman ... Paradise Patron (as Paul Kaufman)
Joy Michael Vogelbacher ... Jacuzzi Girl
Hugo Napier ... Blind Man
Tom Candela ... Sailor #1

Edward G. Betlow ... Sailor #2
Horace Long ... Turkey Man
Angelo Vignari ... Barber

Kevin Costner ... Frat Boy #1
Rick Starr ... Frat Boy #2
Russell Forte ... Frat Boy #3
Jim Greenleaf ... Frat Boy #4
Jason FitzGerald ... Frat Boy #5 (as Jason Fitz-Gerald)

Jeremy Lawrence ... Frat Boy #6

Shannen Doherty ... Bluebird
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tiana Baron ... Hooker ' Our Ladies Of The Night ' (uncredited)
Noreen Bordonaro ... (uncredited)
John Milton Branton ... Bum (uncredited)
Larry Gamell Jr. ... Man in Pool (uncredited)

Cheryl Howard ... Girl Kissing Boyfriend in Front of Apartment (uncredited)

Ron Howard ... Annoying Sax Player / Boy Making out with Girlfriend in Front of Chuck's Apartment (uncredited)
William Magerman ... Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)

Michael Pataki ... Man Who Moons Courtroom (uncredited)
Susan Wool-Rush ... Student (uncredited)
Darcel Wynne ... Nightclub Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Howard 
 
Writing credits
Lowell Ganz (written by) and
Babaloo Mandel (written by)

Produced by
Brian Grazer .... producer
Don Kranze .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Burt Bacharach 
 
Cinematography by
James Crabe 
 
Film Editing by
Daniel P. Hanley 
Mike Hill 
Robert James Kern  (as Robert Kern Jr.)
 
Casting by
Jane Jenkins 
 
Production Design by
Jack T. Collis 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Landsdown Smith  (as Pete Smith)
 
Set Decoration by
Richard C. Goddard 
 
Costume Design by
Jodie Lynn Tillen 
 
Makeup Department
Janis Clark .... hair stylist
Marina Hart .... hair stylist
Bruce Hutchinson .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Alan Levine .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hans Beimler .... second assistant director
Jan R. Lloyd .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Dennis DeWaay .... construction coordinator (as Dennis Dewaay)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master
Philip Saccio .... assistant property master
 
Sound Department
Barbara Gandolfo-Frady .... assistant sound editor (as Barbara Ann Gandolfo)
Don Hall .... supervising sound editor
Joseph A. Ippolito .... sound editor (as Joey Ippolito)
David J. Kimball .... sound re-recording mixer
Laurel Ladevich .... sound editor
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer
William L. McCaughey .... sound re-recording mixer (as William McCaughey)
Linda Murphy .... boom operator
Al Overton Jr. .... production sound mixer
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Jack Schrader .... sound editor
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Howard S. Wollman .... sound re-recording mixer (as Howard Wollman)
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Marvin Gardner .... special effects technician
Allen Hall .... special effects
Robert G. Willard .... special effects
 
Stunts
Gary Combs .... stunt coordinator: Los Angeles
Erik Cord .... stunt double: Los Angeles (as Eric Cord)
Cliff Cudney .... stunt coordinator: New York
Steve Dash .... stunt driver: New York (as Steve Daskewisz)
Tony Farentino .... stunt driver: New York
Brenda Tangelin Gordy .... stunts: Los Angeles
Freddie Hice .... stunt double: Los Angeles
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt driver: Los Angeles
John Moio .... stunt driver: Los Angeles
Durrell Nelson .... stunt driver: New York
Mike Pridgen .... stunt driver: New York
Packy Smith .... stunts: Los Angeles
Chuck Waters .... stunts: Los Angeles
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Barbier .... still photographer
Mike Benson .... camera operator (as Michael A. Benson)
R. Michael De Chellis .... electrician
Vinnie Gerardo .... assistant camera
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip
Gene Kearney .... key grip
John C. Moulds .... second assistant camera
Bob Munoz .... best boy grip
James Plannette .... gaffer
Chris Strong .... electrician
David E. Diano .... first assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Mike Kara .... extras casting: New York
Robert Lansing Parker .... extras casting: Los Angeles (as Lansing Parker)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Milton G. Mangum .... costumer: men (as Milton Mangum)
Nedra Rosemond-Watt .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Roger Tweten .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Carole Bayer Sager .... executive music producer
John Mick .... music editor
Bruce Swedien .... music score engineer
 
Transportation Department
Patrick Hogan .... driver: cast
Tom F. Thomas .... transportation gaffer (as Tommy Thomas)
 
Other crew
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot: New York (as Al Cerullo Jr.)
Elton MacPherson .... production auditor
Michael Neale .... location manager: Los Angeles
Florence Nerlinger .... production coordinator: New York
Ray Quiroz .... script supervisor
Lynne Redding .... assistant to producer
Nanette Siegert .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Daniel R. Suhart .... production assistant
Louisa Velis .... assistant: Mr. Howard
Susan Zwerman .... location manager: New York
Steve Cohen .... production assistant (uncredited)
Howard R. Schuster .... financing (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Love in New York" - Japan (English title)
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Runtime:
106 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (re-rating) (1999) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shelley Long played a character called Belinda Keaton who had the same last name as fellow actor Michael Keaton.See more »
Goofs:
Incorrectly regarded as goofs: When Belinda comes to Chuck's to make breakfast she asks what type of eggs he wants and he says scrambled. She then starts making fried eggs, but when the eggs are done she magically pours scrambled eggs out of the same pan. It is true that she does start off with the eggs as sunny side up style, but as Chuck is talking to his Fiance you can see the shadow of Belinda using the spatula to mix up the eggs and then pours the scrambled eggs into her and Chuck's plate. Even the eggs don't look that well scrambled.See more »
Quotes:
Bill:LOVE BROKERS!See more »
Soundtrack:
Penthouse and PavementSee more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Comedy of the Absurd, 12 February 2003
Author: csread61 from Washington, DC

This movie finds it's humor in seeing the absurdity of situations that are unusual but not completely unbelievable. The characters are memorable, especially as Henry Winkler plays a role that is a complete departure from previous roles and he does so convincingly. Winkler is a great straight man to Michael Keaton's high energy "idea man" and Shelley Long is well cast as the quintessential hooker-with-a-heart of gold. It's a very 80's film, but one that has stood the test of time. Even if the story line is "formula" it produces exactly the result you would expect: it's a loud, colorful, rollicking good time. It may be dated, but it is still funny after all these years.

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