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Night Patrol (1984)

 -  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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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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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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Even more heroic than "Patrol Busters". Even more punks than "Purple Patrol". Even more action-packed than "Raiders of the Lost Patrol". Even more fashionable than "La Cage aux Patrol". [Australia Theatrical] See more »

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Murray Langston played dual roles in this movie. Langston played both The Unknown Comic and police officer Melvin White. See more »

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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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So bad it's great.
12 May 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

I could NOT stop laughing.

Does that mean I have a juvenile sense of humor? I'll try to feel as bad about that as I can.

Great casting. Murray Langston runs off with this one in both roles. And I agree with Michael (Psychotronic Magazine) Weldon. Pat Paulsen can make me laugh with a facial expression.

Billy Barty's gassy chief was a trip too. And Linda Blair was great looking in her semi-serious role.

The best scene was the two gay cops getting their assignment. "Yes, I'm 1 are you 1 too?" "If you're 1 then you must be 4." "I'm 4 whatever he's 4." It was great seeing a pre 'Diceman' Andrew Dice Clay playing basically himself too.

A laugh riot.


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