Night Shift
Night Shift (1982)

Straight-laced Henry Winkler takes a night-shift job as a morgue attendant. Winkler falls under the spell of wheeler-dealer co-worker Michael Keaton. Keaton's latest plan is to turn the morgue into a nocturnal brothel, for the benefit… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out


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Steve Crum

Oft fun comedy noted for its boost to Michael Keaton's career; early Ron Howard direction.

Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

This early Ron Howard comedy has no shortage of laugh-out-loud moments thanks to Michael Keaton's unforgettable screen debut as manic wildman Bill Blazejowski.

Janet Maslin
New York Times

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.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

Winkler turns in the best performance of his career, and Keaton is wonderful.

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Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Keaton's first major role marked him for stardom; and also added to Howard's newly forming directorial stature.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

'Love brokers!' Still Michael Keaton's best role.

Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette

Howard's first great film. Should have made Winkler a movie star, but alas....

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Flixster Audience Score: 61% Flixster User Reviews
Alexis Nomm
Picture Risky Business in a morgue. Night Shift is funny and has the best message, everyone is their own pimp.
Wu Chouin
I watched this one tons as a kid. This movie also introduced us to Micheal Keaton and made him a star.
Aj V
A very funny movie with an interesting cast, I really liked it.
Leo L
Dean McKenna
Good-natured comedy as well as Henry Winkler and director Ron Howard reteam again since TV's Happy Days.