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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:
Kate Parker
Doctor Ziegler
Rape Victim
Peeping Tom (as Sidney Lassick)
Kent Perkins ...
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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Release Date:

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 »


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 »


Gay Cop: Oooh... we almost caught him in a park just the other night...
Gay Cop: ...but he gave us the slip.
Gay Cop: And then we followed him all the way downtown...
Gay Cop: ...and again, he gave us the slip.
Gay Cop: That's right... uhhh, well he gave me a blue slip. What color was your slip?
Gay Cop: Mine was chartreuse!
Gay Cop: Ooooh... take my breath away!
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All the credits are in French. See more »


References Welcome Back, Kotter (1975) See more »

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So bad it's great.
12 May 2006 | by 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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