The world of Wall Street drove Charles Lumley III up the wall. His new job at the New York City Morgue is much quieter - until Billy "Blaze" Blazejowski arrives one night. An idea man with more solutions than there are problems, Billy has a cool idea on how to liven things up. NIGHT SHIFT is a breakneck comedy rife with ideas, mostly hysterical. Henry Winkler is low-key Lumley in a delightfully offbeat performance. Shelley Long also scores in a role light years from prim barmaid Diane (CHEERS). But the casting triumph is Michael Keaton in his movie debut as Billy Blaze, launching a rich career. Is this a great country or what?!?

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Night Shift (1982)

R

Comedy · 1h 46m · 7/30/1982

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It makes the day seem dead.

Description

The world of Wall Street drove Charles Lumley III up the wall. His new job at the New York City Morgue is much quieter - until Billy "Blaze" Blazejowski arrives one night. An idea man with more solutions than there are problems, Billy has a cool idea on how to liven things up. NIGHT SHIFT is a breakneck comedy rife with ideas, mostly hysterical. Henry Winkler is low-key Lumley in a delightfully offbeat performance. Shelley Long also scores in a role light years from prim barmaid Diane (CHEERS). But the casting triumph is Michael Keaton in his movie debut as Billy Blaze, launching a rich career. Is this a great country or what?!?

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Budget

$8,100,000
Part Of
Cast
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Henry Winkler

Chuck Lumley
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Michael Keaton

Bill Blazejowski
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Shelley Long

Belinda Keaton
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Gina Hecht

Charlotte Koogle
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Pat Corley

Edward Koogle
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Bobby Di Cicco

Leonard (as Bobby DiCicco)
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Nita Talbot

Vivian
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Basil Hoffman

Drollhauser
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Tim Rossovich

Luke
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Clint Howard

Jefferey
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Joe Spinell

Manetti
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Cheryl Carter

Tanya
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Becky Gonzalez

Lupe
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Corki Corman

Sylvia
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Jaid Barrymore

Joyce (as Ildiko Jaid)
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Ava Lazar

Sharon
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Robbin Young

Nancy
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Ola Ray

Dawn
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Cassandra Gava

J.J.
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Mimi Lieber

Linda
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Ashley Cox

Jenny Lynn
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Elizabeth Carder

Dolores
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Dawn Dunlap

Maxine
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Jeanne Mori

Marsha
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K.C. Winkler

Cheryl
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Catherine Gilmour

Kim
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Monique Gabrielle

Tessie
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Jim Staahl

Red
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Barbara Ann Grimes

Mrs. Koogle
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Richard Belzer

Pig
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Badja Djola

Cleon
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Marc Flanagan

Steve
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Beau Billingslea

Donny
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Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Tyrone (as Kevin R. Sullivan)
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Grand L. Bush

Mustafa (as Grand Bush)
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Julius LeFlore

Franklin
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Floyd Levine

Sal Carboni
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Reid Cruickshanks

Sgt. Averbach
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Charles Fleischer

Prisoner
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Tom Mahoney

Judge
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Vincent Schiavelli

Carl
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Jack Perkins

Tuttle
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James Ritz

Morgue Worker (as Jim Ritz)
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John Boyle

Leopard Boy
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Brett Baxter Clark

Paradise Doorman (as Brett Clark)
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Paul S. Kaufman

Paradise Patron (as Paul Kaufman)
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Joy Michael Vogelbacher

Jacuzzi Girl
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Hugo Napier

Blind Man
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Tom Candela

Sailor #1
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Edward G. Betlow

Sailor #2
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Horace Long

Turkey Man
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Angelo Vignari

Barber
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Kevin Costner

Frat Boy #1
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Rick Starr

Frat Boy #2
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Russell Forte

Frat Boy #3
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Jim Greenleaf

Frat Boy #4
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Jason FitzGerald

Frat Boy #5 (as Jason Fitz-Gerald)
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Jeremy Lawrence

Frat Boy #6
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Shannen Doherty

Bluebird
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Noreen Bordonaro

(uncredited)
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John Milton Branton

Bum (uncredited)
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Larry Gamell Jr.

Man in Pool (uncredited)
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Cheryl Howard

Girl Kissing Boyfriend in Front of Apartment (uncredited)
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Ron Howard

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

Man in Barber Shop (uncredited)
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Michael Pataki

Man Who Moons Courtroom (uncredited)
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Darcel Wynne

Nightclub dancer (uncredited)
Crew
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Ron Howard

Director
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Lowell Ganz

Writer
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Babaloo Mandel

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Night Shift

(DVD, Snapper)

7/27/1999

Disc Title Front Cover

Night Shift

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

10/5/2021

Disc Title Front Cover

Night Shift

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Night Shift

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

7/11/2006

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