Night Shift

Night Shift

Streaming Video - 1982
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When down-on-his-luck financial planner Chuck Lumley (Henry Winkler), fast-talking loser with a million get-rich-quick schemes Bill Blazejowski (Michael Keaton) and prostitute in need of a pimp Belinda Keaton (Shelley Long) meet at the New York City morgue, nothing will ever be the same on the Night Shift. Now, as odd a group as the trio may be, their talents combine perfectly to transform a warehouse for the dead into the liveliest place in the City as the three go into business as "Love Brokers."
Publisher: [United States] : Warner Bros. : Made available through hoopla, 1982.
Branch Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 105 min.)) : sd., col.

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jimg2000
Jul 26, 2017

Winkler was an emotionally beaten down morgue attendant, walked over by everyone including his mother and neurotic fiancee until turned into a buttinsky after fed up with his scheming night shift partner. Throughout the film, the anticipated hot-rodder comedian Fonz was MIA and only resurfaced near the end when confronted by the always around the corner 4-legger. Nonetheless, the deadpan soft spoken nebbish Winkler, the outrageous young Keaton, some nudity, an original tall tale, a murder etc. got me smiling, if not LOL, most of the time. Should appeal to most comedy fans.
6.5/10 IMDb
95% Rotten Tomatoes

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Shellie1_us
May 12, 2017

Who else but Michael Keaton would think of running a prostitution ring from a morgue? Hilarious movie that Henry Winkler was starring in, and catapulted Michael into stardom. I even liked Shelly Long as the good hearted prostitute. The party at the morgue is a classic. Ron Howard did a great job on this movie.

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jimg2000
Jul 26, 2017

Some good quotes in IMDb but surprised this one was not included:

I don’t want to be a buttinsky, but what exactly is going on?
-I don’t know. Some kind of debutant ball out on the island. Kid wants me to take him and his girlfriend.
And you’re going to take one of the morgue vehicles?
-It’s a limo, isn’t it?
It’s a limo for dead people.
-You see that, kid?

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