Night Patrol Reviews
In the "things were different then" context, Night Patrol is a fairly decent product of its time. The comparisons with the Police Academy series are a bit off the mark, I'd say. Night Patrol is much more self-aware than Police Academy, putting it more in line with Police Squad! or Airplane!. Sadly, Night Patrol isn't as consistent as any of the aforementioned movies, and the last third of the movie seems like it was slapped together to tie up the underlying (and largely irrelevant plot).
I'm not sue if being a stand-up comedian was something that would get you fired from being a police officer in 1984, but that's the string that's supposed to tie Night Patrol together. It doesn't make sense now, and I doubt that it did then. But if you go with it and set aside the multiple _____-phobia instances, there's at least a solid hour of decent comedy here.
Well... the scenes everyone talked about are all there... i'm sure they would have seemed funnier at the time.
It has a enough giggles to keep you entertained, but it's not quite as good as other comedy films from the same time. It's quite short which is a blessing.
"Are you calling me a liar?"
Defiantly one of the silliest movies I gave ever seen. Some of it is dumb but most of it amazingly is funny. It does need work and is not a perfect movie and the story is lame but I did enjoy it. There are some parts that are really funny. I consider it worth a watch and not a complete waste of time.