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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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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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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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Comedy

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The restaurant sequence was filmed at Rae's Restaurant in Santa Monica, California. 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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Not Politically Correct, But Comedy Isn't Supposed To Be...
18 July 2004 | by (Watseka, IL USA) – See all my reviews

I'm not quite sure what the people who rate this as a total turkey were expecting, Schindler's List perhaps? C'mon folks, this is a COMEDY, and, as such, not to be taken so seriously. This movie came out around the same time as the first "Police Academy" movie and is a sort of a lower budget alternative that doesn't take itself too seriously. The humor is completely across the board from no holds barred raunchiness to some of the silly sight gags and campy deadpan humor that would later appear in the "Naked Gun" movies. I'm convinced the primary reason for all the venomous reviews is the politically correct crowd. Let's face it, Andrew Dice Clay (billed here as Andy Clay), who was the devil incarnate in the minds of the PC crowd back in his early 90's comic heyday, makes his film debut in a bit part in this movie. Add to that a healthy dose of humor involving gays (officers 4 and 1), lesbians (meat market saloon), dwarfs (flatulent police chief Billy Barty), blacks (Leroy A Go Go), The French, Prostitutes, etc. and you've got a movie that'll give any PC individual a conniption. The unknown comic's blue humor also features prominently in the film. Linda Blair is cute in her silly role, and the Pat Morita cameo is a hoot as well. Bottom Line; This movie is farcical, dirty, campy, raunchy, goofy, sleazy, or just simply put, FUNNY. If you are rating this poorly, you obviously don't get it. If you are the ultra sensitive type, you have no business watching this movie and/or posting a rating on it.


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