Night Shift 1982

Night Shift

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Chuck (Henry Winkler) has given up life as a stockbroker because it was too stressful. Now, he works an easy gig as a night shift attendant at a New York City morgue. His co-worker, Bill Blazejowski (Michael Keaton), on the other hand, is always looking to make a quick buck. When Bill finds out that Chuck's prostitute neighbor, Belinda (Shelley Long), needs a place to do her work, he convinces Chuck to turn the morgue into a brothel where they can work as her pimps.

Cast & Crew

Henry Winkler
Chuck Lumley
Michael Keaton
Bill Blazejowski
Shelley Long
Belinda Keaton
Gina Hecht
Charlotte Koogle
Pat Corley
Edward Koogle
Bobby Di Ciccio
Leonard
Basil Hoffman
Drollhauser
Clint Howard
Jefferey
Lowell Ganz
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Babaloo Mandel
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Critic Reviews for Night Shift

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (2)

  • Winkler is perfect as the redeemed nerd, and Keaton is a super find, bristling with raw energy. Director Ron Howard sometimes takes the easy route to a laugh, drawing from his wealth of sitcom experience, but he also pays attention to his characters.

    October 22, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Still, Howard's assured style and instinct for comedy keep "Night Shift" light and breezy for most of the time.

    April 27, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Night Shift makes it apparent that Howard acquired an enormous amount of savvy about comic staging and acting during those 20 years or so on the tube.

    April 24, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Likeable.

    January 26, 2006

    Tom Milne

    Time Out
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  • 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.

    August 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
  • 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.

    March 21, 2004 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Night Shift

  • Feb 18, 2020
    An early Ron Howard film that showcases his ability to work within the studio confines more than anything. Shelley Long's ass is the other third of the work, and Michael Keaton. The plot, that boring city morgue officials become big city pimps, seems pedestrian, and more suited for (and played to) early evening network audiences - a situation comedy, and not a very good one. "Comical" stereotypes abound. Pass.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 18, 2011
    Picture Risky Business in a morgue. Night Shift is funny and has the best message, everyone is their own pimp.
    Alexis N Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    A very funny movie with an interesting cast, I really liked it.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2009
    It was OK.Something to watch
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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