Night Shift (1982)


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Movie Info

Straight-laced Henry Winkler takes a night-shift job as a morgue attendant. Winkler falls under the spell of wheeler-dealer co-worker Michael Keaton. Keaton's latest plan is to turn the morgue into a nocturnal brothel, for the benefit of anything-goes hooker Shelley Long -- and, incidentally, to line their own pockets.

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Documentary, Comedy, Special Interest
Directed By:
Written By: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Chris Columbus, Lee Reynolds
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2001
Warner Home Video


as Chuck Lumley

as Bill Blazejowski

as Belinda Keaton

as Charlotte Koogle

as Edward Koogle

as Leonard

as Vivian

as Drollhauser

as Jefferey

as Manetti

as Sharon

as Dawn

as Jenny Lynn

as Maxine

as Cheryl

as Mustafa

as Sal Carboni

as Sgt. Averbach

as Morgue Worker

as Leopard Boy

as Paradise Doorman

as Paradise Patron

as Blind Man

as Sailor #1

as Turkey Man

as Frat Boy #1

as Frat Boy #2

as Frat Boy #3

as Frat Boy #4

as Frat Boy #5

as Frat Boy #6
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Critic Reviews for Night Shift

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (3)


Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

This is a halfway funny movie, one that's got loads of good gags in its first half and nothing but trouble in its second.

Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
Top Critic

This isn't as snappily directed or as caustically conceived as the subsequent Risky Business, which has a similar theme, but it's arguably just as sexy and almost as funny.

Full Review… | March 21, 2004
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Oft fun comedy noted for its boost to Michael Keaton's career; early Ron Howard direction.

October 23, 2008

Winkler turns in the best performance of his career, and Keaton is wonderful.

Full Review… | February 5, 2008
TV Guide's Movie Guide

'Love brokers!' Still Michael Keaton's best role.

October 28, 2005
Film Threat

Audience Reviews for Night Shift


Picture Risky Business in a morgue. Night Shift is funny and has the best message, everyone is their own pimp.

Alexis Nomm

Super Reviewer

A very funny movie with an interesting cast, I really liked it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


I loved this film when I was little and I still do. Mr. Winkler should be in more films instead of doing pantomime in Wimbledom!

Anthony Lawrie

Super Reviewer

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