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: July 30, 1982
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2001
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Milne
Time Out


David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

Ron Howard's first bona fide hit...

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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat

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

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.

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.

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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TV 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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% 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.