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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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Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loca patrulla policiaca  »

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Did You Know?


Comedians Jaye P. Morgan and Murray Langston formerly both performed on TV's The Gong Show (1976). The pair have also collaborated on The Gong Show Movie (1980) and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002). 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 the greatest comedies of all times
19 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want to see a great comedy, this is the one. I first saw this movie back in 1985, and have watched it over a 100 times. Every time it gets funnier and funnier. I just love it, and I think you will too. I am not going to comment on anything in the movie because I don't want to spoil it for someone who hasn't seen it, but rest assured, you won't regret watching this movie. I bet, you will not only watch it once, but over and over, it is that good. It is a real gut buster the first time you see it for sure. I don't think I every laughed so hard in a movie. It ranks right up there with some of the best comedies of all times. I would put it up there with dumb and dumber, liar liar, and air plane. It has some of the same type of comedy you would expect to see in the original airplane. Overall it ranks up there as one of my favorites, and I think it will rank up there with yours if you watch it.

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