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Night Patrol (1984)

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A hapless police officer is transferred to the night shift even as he clandestinely pursues a career as a stand up comedian.

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Jackie Kong

Writers:

Murray Langston (original screenplay), William A. Levey (original screenplay) (as Bill Levey) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Linda Blair ... Officer Sue Perman
Pat Paulsen ... Officer Kent Lane
Jaye P. Morgan ... Kate Parker
Jack Riley ... Doctor Ziegler
Billy Barty ... Captain Lewis
Murray Langston ... Officer Melvin White / The Unknown Comic
Pat Morita ... Rape Victim
Sydney Lassick ... Peeping Tom (as Sidney Lassick)
Kent Perkins ... Tex
Roxanne Osco Roxanne Osco ... Kicking Girl (as Roxanne Cybelle)
Joe Battaglia Joe Battaglia ... Bum
Lori Sutton Lori Sutton ... Edith Hutton
Mik One Mik One ... Press Agent
Alex Folks Alex Folks ... Leroy's Bartender
Patrie Allen Patrie Allen ... Officer Judy
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Storyline

Melvin is a pathetic loser of a motorcycle cop who gets demoted to working the night shift as a punishment for his constant screw-ups. During his off-duty time, however, Melvin turns to his secret obsession: comedy. He puts a paper bag over his head and performs in front of audiences as "The Unknown Comic". Unable to balance his two lives, he seeks psychiatric help to try and resolve who he really wants to be. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Taglines:

The streets are crawling with weirdos, hookers, perverts and peeping toms. And this time, they're wearing badges. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

French | English

Release Date:

16 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loca patrulla de policía See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RSL, Vis Arts Consultants See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film was made on weekends only and everyone worked on a deferred salary. See more »

Goofs

When Kent helps Melvin up to the hand dryer in the men's room to dry his pants they turn the dryer on. A man walks in the men's room, the scene cuts back to Kent and Melvin the dryer is off. See more »

Quotes

Officer Sue Perman: You can talk about my tits or my ass, but don't call me dumb.
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Crazy Credits

All the credits are in French. See more »

Alternate Versions

The Anchor Bay DVD is slightly edited and runs 85 minutes, while the original New World Video release runs approximately 87 minutes. Obviously, the latter is the complete version. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

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So bad it's great.
12 May 2006 | by haildevilmanSee all my reviews

I could NOT stop laughing.

Does that mean I have a juvenile sense of humor? I'll try to feel as bad about that as I can.

Great casting. Murray Langston runs off with this one in both roles. And I agree with Michael (Psychotronic Magazine) Weldon. Pat Paulsen can make me laugh with a facial expression.

Billy Barty's gassy chief was a trip too. And Linda Blair was great looking in her semi-serious role.

The best scene was the two gay cops getting their assignment. "Yes, I'm 1 are you 1 too?" "If you're 1 then you must be 4." "I'm 4 whatever he's 4." It was great seeing a pre 'Diceman' Andrew Dice Clay playing basically himself too.

A laugh riot.


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