Night Shift

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Released 1982

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Director:
Ron Howard
Released:
1982
Rating:
R

Night Shift is an all-star comedy from 1982 directed by Ron Howard. Bill Blazejowski (Michael Keaton) is a new employee on the night shift at the New York City morgue, but he has dreams of better things. His M.B.A. is slowly going to waste. Constantly wandering around and dictating his creative, million dollar ideas into a tape recorder, he's a constant annoyance to his coworker, Chuck Lumley (Henry Winkler). One day Chuck's neighbor, Belinda Keaton (Shelley Long), who is a prostitute, complains that she's lost her pimp. Bill jumps to offer that he and Chuck fill the role. Chuck is anxious about the idea, but Bill hatches a plan to turn the morgue into a brothel at night. In a free-wheeling excursion into capitalism, the creepy concept takes off. Time will tell whether their entrepreneurial spirit will make them rich or will land them in jail, but half the fun is getting there.

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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Time Out

    Likeable.

  • 50

    Miami Herald

    Winkler isn't half-bad in a role that requires quiet reaction rather than the facile caricature we see in "The Fonz." Keaton is aggressively funny for awhile, though the lasting im...

  • 50

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    A mish-mash that is further hindered by Howard's trite ideas of directing. Plot and camera moves are entirely predictable, with Howard so out of his depth that he often resorts to ...

Ron Howard

Ron Howard

Annoying Sax Player / Boy Making out with Girlfriend in Front of Chuck's Apartment (uncredited)

Clint Howard

Clint Howard

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Henry Winkler

Henry Winkler

Chuck Lumley

Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner

Star

Michael Keaton

Michael Keaton

Bill Blazejowski

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