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Night Patrol (1984)

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

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 Osco ...
Kicking Girl (as Roxanne Cybelle)
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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16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca patrulla policiaca  »

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This film was made on weekends only and everyone worked on a deferred salary. 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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Jackie Kong comedy masterpiece

I truly think that Jackie Kong deserve to be honored for having accomplished such a great piece of cinema that is Night Patrol. He chose one of the greatest actress of all-time, Linda Blair to do one of the main attraction. And the main attraction she is! Look at her and tell me you're not jacked like hell! She is amazing. Love this film! One of the greatest of all-time!

Long live Night Patrol


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