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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 overview, first billed only:
Officer Sue Perman
Officer Kent Lane
Jaye P. Morgan ...
Kate Parker
Doctor Ziegler
Captain Lewis
Murray Langston ...
Officer Melvin White / The Unknown Comic
Rape Victim
Peeping Tom (as Sidney Lassick)
Kent Perkins ...
Lori Sutton ...
Edith Hutton
Roxanne Osco ...
Kicking Girl (as Roxanne Cybelle)
Joe Battaglia ...
Mik One ...
Press Agent
Alex Folks ...
Leroy's Bartender
Patrie Allen ...
Officer Judy


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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Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca patrulla policiaca  »

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Jackie Kong performed a number of roles on this movie. Kong was director, editor, a co-writer and a co-producer. See more »


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 »


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 »


References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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One of a Kind
16 September 2000 | by (Nova Scotia, Canada) – See all my reviews

Make no mistake, Night Patrol is a mix of juvenile stupidity and toilet humor.

Maybe that's why I liked it so much.

Comedy of this nature doesn't ask much of your brain. Your age and/or sense of humor fills in the blanks. Even years down the road some pretty funny segments stand up. On a shoestring budget and featuring the likes of The Unknown Comic from the 80's (who? yeah, exactly), Pat Paulsen, Linda Blair and a few other familiar faces, the whole thing isn't trying to be anything it's not. Sure you could say it was riding the coat tails of the 80's Police Academy screwball cop genre, but it does it way cruder and funnier than anything Guttenberg and Co. ever did. Night Patrol has it's own camp style.

I was pretty young when I first seen this (no surprise there), but even in my older age, it still ranks as one of my favorite comedies. Sure, some of it is dated, doesn't hold up well, but some things are classic shtick. Bodily function jokes, boobs, a The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly parody, more boobs, etc. I'm not going to attempt to sell this movie to you. Don't like it? You know why. If you like it, you already know why. The humor is raw, crude, and lastly, funny.

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