A morgue attendant is talked into running a brothel at his workplace after a deceased pimp is sent there. However, the pimp's killers don't look too kindly on this new 'business', nor does the morgue's owner.
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a bizarre turn when a prostitute neighbour complains about the loss of her pimp. His partner, upon hearing the situation, suggests that they fill that opening themselves using the morgue at night as their brothel. Against his better judgement, he gets talked into the idea, only to find that it's more than his boss that has objections to this bit of entrepreneurship.Written by
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Near the end of the movie, when Bill becomes a towel boy in the exclusive gentleman's club, there is an exchange between Bill and Mr. Manetti (Joe Spinell) in which Bill calls him a "Jagoff" under his breath. The term "Jagoff" is a derogatory slang expression native to Pittsburgh and surrounding western Pennsylvania, and is a derivative of "jack-off". A nod to the fact that Michael Keaton is from Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, just outside of Pittsburgh. Keaton might be from PA, but jagoff was used by everyone in the 80s, not just natives of PA. See more »
Bill says "this is my stop" and gets off the subway, while Chuck stays on. But the sign next to him says the train is the Times Square - Grand Central shuttle, which makes no intermediate stops. See more »
You take us off the city streets and give us nicer men's to meet. We have furs and jewels and nicer dresses to wear and we even go to Vidal Sassoon's to fix up our hair. We move to nice apartment houses instead of living with the ratones and the mouses. Because of you, our joy is jumping 'cause we're at this party instead of humping.
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I was watching this for the second time on the telly when my dad came in after a hard day's work to wish me good night. He started watching, sat down and stayed transfixed to the end, finally declaring it one of the funniest films he had ever seen. I agreed with him. Then I sent him off to bed. I couldn't bear to look at those red spandex trousers for a minute longer.
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