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Straight-laced Henry Winkler takes a night-shift job as a morgue attendant. Winkler falls under the spell of wheeler-dealer coworker Michael Keaton, whose catchphrase "Is this a great country or what?" is the clarion call for his many get-rich-quick schemes. His latest plan is to turn the morgue into a nocturnal brothel, for the benefit of anything-goes hooker Shelley Long-and incidentally, to line their own pockets. Director Ron Howard and his frequent scripters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel turn the potentially lurid story material of Night Shift into an endearing comedy, with winning performances from its three often miscast stars. Keep an eye out during one of the party sequences for Kevin Costner as a carousing college boy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Awarded by
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Henry Winkler Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1982 Nominee


Henry Winkler
as Chuck Lumley
Michael Keaton
as Bill Blazejowski
Shelley Long
as Belinda Keaton
Gina Hecht
as Charlotte Koogle
Pat Corley
as Edward Koogle
Bobby Di Cicco
as Leonard
Nita Talbot
as Vivian
Basil Hoffman
as Drollhauser
Clint Howard
as Jefferey
Joe Spinell
as Manetti
Monique Gabrielle
as Tessie
Jim Staahl
as Red
Jeremy Lawrence
as Frat Boy
Kevin Rodney Sullivan
Cheryl Carter
as Tanya
Elizabeth Carder
as Dolores
Dawn Dunlap
as Maxine
Reid Cruickshanks
as Sgt. Averbach
John Boyle
as Leopard Boy
Ava Lazar
as Sharon
Cassandra Gava
as J.J.
Russell Forte
as Frat Boy #3
Becky Gonzalez
as Lupe
Robbin Young
as Nancy
Ola Ray
as Dawn
Marc Flanagan
as Steve
Grand L. Bush
as Mustafa
Beau Billingslea
as Donny
Richard Belzer
as Pig
Brett Baxter Clark
as Paradise Doorman
Kevin Costner
as Frat Boy
Shannen Doherty
as Bluebird
Charles Fleischer
as Prisoner
Hugo Napier
as Blind Man
James Ritz
as Morgue Worker
Julius Le Flore
as Franklin
Mimi Lieber
as Linda
Vincent Schiavelli
as Carl
Jane Jenkins
Leonard Termo
Jim Greenleaf
as Frat Boy #4
Horace Long
as Turkey Man
Corki Corman
as Sylvia
Badja Djola
as Cleon
Floyd Levine
as Sal Carboni
Jeanne Mori
as Marsha


Ron Howard
Brian Grazer
Babaloo Mandel
Chris Columbus
Lowell Ganz
Lee Reynolds
Burt Bacharach
Composer (Music Score)
Don Kranze
Executive Producer
Gary Combs