IMDb > Night Shift (1982)
Night Shift
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Night Shift (1982) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 20 | slideshow) Videos
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

User Rating:
6.5/10   10,244 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
No change in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Lowell Ganz (written by) and
Babaloo Mandel (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Night Shift on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(235 articles)
DVR Gridlock 2015-16: Monday Nights
 (From Hitfix. 25 May 2015, 2:00 PM, PDT)

Ratings: DWTS Semis Hit 4-Week High
 (From TVLine.com. 12 May 2015, 10:46 AM, PDT)

Reese Witherspoon Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best and Worst Sketches!
 (From TVLine.com. 9 May 2015, 11:29 PM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Night Shift is the right shift 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)
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)
 

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Love in New York" - Japan (English title)
See more »
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:
The license plate number on Bill Blazejowski (Michael Keaton)'s 1981 Stutz IV-Porte car said "IM COOL".See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: As Chuck get's his haircut, the barber holds up a mirror for Chuck to get a look. After he drops the mirror, his friend Bill, played by Michael Keaton is standing there for a surprise hello having come inside from the door to Chuck's right being blocked by the mirror. Right after Chuck holds the mirror up, we can see the top of Keaton's back sneaking into the film from Chuck's left which would have put his character right next to Chuck the whole time.See more »
Quotes:
Bill:We're all adults here - we can talk about this openly...
[writing on chalkboard]
Bill:PROSTITUTION! But what does that mean really? Sometimes it helps to understand a word if you break it down, so let's do that now shall we? Pros... it doesn't mean anything, you can forget about that... Tit, I think we all know what that means, Tu, two tit and TION of course, from the Latin to shun... to say uh-uh no thank you anyway I don't want it, to push away... it doesn't even belong in this word really.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
That's What Friends Are ForSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Night Shift is the right shift, 7 February 2005
Author: jshinson (jshinson@cox.net) from Oh kla hoe mah

This movie rocks. The cast, the soundtrack, the writing, the timing, it has it all. It is not your typical 80's movie, although a lot of movies were (and still are) being made where this one takes place in New York City. The plot is quite simple as Michael Keaton (Billy Blazejowski) and Henry Winkler (Chuck Lumley) work on the night shift at a morgue. Billy is an idea man,(he wants to feed mayonaisse to tuna to simplify the process of having to mix the mayo with the tuna) while Chuck is seems less and less content spending time when he can alone with his neurotic girlfriend. One day as he arrived at his apartment building, Chuck bumps into his neighbor, Shelly Long, after she had been beaten up by her pimp. Chuck later shares her plight with Billy Blaze. Well, it's at that point that Billy suggests that he and Chuck should run an escort service out of the morgue at night as pimps for Chuck's neighbor. The hilarity begins well before that, as there are too many quotes to list. I will say that once they become "LOVEBROKERS", as Billy so entusiastically suggested, their lifestyles change as the main characters' Parsons allow. This is a great movie that I now proudly own. You should too, if you're into first rate comedies about prostitution and pimp daddies. I know I am.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (59 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Night Shift (1982)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Brilliant Film We Deserve a Blu-Ray WayneDobie
Help with a song title/artist in this movie wilsonsoulgirl
song playing while they were in Paradise Found janhicks36
name of club DBrown1627
Michael Keaton flickmonger8
Anyone else kind of reminded of... martraynor
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Trading Places King of New York Frankenhooker Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Man on the Moon
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.