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Night Patrol (1984)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  16 November 1984 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Officer Sue Perman
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Officer Kent Lane
Jaye P. Morgan ...
Kate Parker
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Doctor Ziegler
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Captain Lewis
Murray Langston ...
Officer Melvin White / The Unknown Comic
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Rape Victim
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Peeping Tom (as Sidney Lassick)
Kent Perkins ...
Tex
Lori Sutton ...
Edith Hutton
Roxanne Cybelle ...
Kicking Girl
Joe Battaglia ...
Bum
Mik One ...
Press Agent
Alex Folks ...
Leroy's Bartender
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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Nocny patrol  »

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Appearing in this movie was Murray Langston' s Unknown Comic character. It was not the first cinema movie that the Unknown Comic appeared, having being seen in The Gong Show Movie (1980). The character had become well known from the TV comedy series The Gong Show (1976). 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 »

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Officer Sue Perman: You can talk about my tits or my ass, but don't call me dumb.
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All the credits are in French. See more »

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References Saturday Night Fever (1977) See more »

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Absolutely RIDICULOUS!!
8 June 2000 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

"Ridiculous" is a word I use very often. It can mean very good or very bad. In Night Patrol's case, it means both. Night Patrol is RIDICULOUS!! If you are wondering exactly how ridiculous it is, just look at the cast listing- Pat Morita as the rape victim(!) If you are a fan of trashy,low-budget, absolute dreck, this film is a must-see! 10stars/10stars!!

Interesting facts about Night Patrol:

1. Murray Langston's Unknown Comic act IS A REAL ACT in Las Vegas!!

2. On the Linda Blair episode of E!'s True Hollywood Stories, the narrator says, "...And then, in 1984, Linda Blair hit her career all-time-low." They show a scene from Night Patrol!!

3. Sydney Lassick- Cheswick from One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, makes a cameo appearance as a peeping Tom!

4. Bill Kirchenbauer- Coach from Just the Ten of Us, makes a cameo appearance as the "fed up Japanese guy."

5. Pat Paulsen (Kent Lane) ran for President of the U.S.!!


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