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''Night Shift'' is a 1982 comedy film directed by Creator/RonHoward.

Having been reassigned to the unenviable night shift at the New York City morgue where he works, mild-mannered Chuck Lumley (Henry Winkler) struggles to get along with his new assistant, the wacky and exuberant Bill Blazejowski (Creator/MichaelKeaton in his StarMakingRole). Meanwhile, Chuck's neighbor Belinda Keaton (Creator/ShelleyLong) is a HookerWithAHeartOfGold who is struggling to get along after her pimp was murdered. Chuck's GoodSamaritan efforts to help Belinda and Bill's penchant for {{Zany Scheme}}s eventually lead to them running a prostitution ring out of the city morgue. HilarityEnsues.

No relation to Creator/StephenKing[='s=] ''Literature/NightShift''.
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!!This film provides examples of:

* AngryGuardDog: Chuck is tormented by one throughout the film. After his CharacterDevelopment, he sends it away be yelling, "Go home!"
* BigShutUp: Bill carries around a tape recorder for all the times when he's struck by one of his "good ideas". At a moment when he's particularly annoyed at Bill, Chuck grabs his tape recorder and yells "This is Chuck telling Bill to SHUT UP!" into it.
* DisposableFiance: Chuck's is Charlotte Koogle, played by Gina Hecht
* ImAManICantHelpIt: Bill offers this as a reason why their scheme is moral, claiming that men will either use hookers to relieve their urges or else they will sexually assault little Girl Scouts. ("He goes and jumps on a Girl Scout and [[SkewedPriorities breaks her cookies]] and you call that moral?")
* MyGirlIsNotASlut: After Chuck and Belinda hook up, he just assumes that she will give up prostitution even though she has apparently no other means of supporting herself and he's still engaged to Charlotte at this point. The resulting disagreement results in a SecondActBreakup.
* PrisonRape: After ending up in prison, Chuck declares that, [[RockBottom "At this moment, I have sunk as low as I can go."]] Cue effeminate man holding up a piece of paper with hearts cut out of it. This joke is often judged to be homophobic.
* SympatheticAdulterer: By hooking up with Belinda, Chuck is cheating on Charlotte. But don't worry, it's okay because Charlotte is portrayed as boring and naggy.
* VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory: The screenwriter was inspired by a news item about a prostitution ring run out of a city morgue.