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Night Patrol (1984)

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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

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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They were trained at the Police Academy. They were toughened on the streets of Los Angeles. And now they're ready for NIGHT PATROL! See more »

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca patrulla policiaca  »

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Part of a cycle of American cop comedies that got made after the box-office success of Police Academy (1984). The films include that movie's numerous sequels, Feds (1988), Recruits (1986), Off Beat (1986), Night Patrol (1984), Moving Violations (1985) and Hollywood Vice Squad (1986). 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 »

Quotes

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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A funny movie
28 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was a funny movie without a great deal of subtext. In our world anything which makes us laugh for a moment is a welcome relief.It is certainly not a literature in cinematic form. Neither is it the junk we are subjected to in this day and age. The movie speaks of a time when bangle bracelets and big hair bands ruled the day, and movies like this are not any more crude than the junk which is located on many channels without any warning whatsoever. I laughed at this movie for at least three hours. My husband and I seldom agree on movies but for some reason we can watch and re-watch this movie for hours. It may not be family entertainment, yet it is entertainment none the less.


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