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mamamiasweetpeaches
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Does nayone else love NIGHT SHIFT? It's the one where Henry The Fonz Winkler works in a morgue with Michael Mr Mom Keaton and they become "love brokers" for hooker with a heart of gold Shelly Cheers Long? That movie is so funny. I just ordered the dvd (and cheap too! Less than $5.00!)
I also ordered:

SPLASH (20th Anniversary Edition)
BIG
TOOTSIE

They are all really funny ones.

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Okay where did you get these cheap?
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NIGHT SHIFT www.half.com ($5)
SPLASH www.eBay.com (using BUY IT NOW)($12)
TOOTSIE www.half.com ($10)
BIG www.half.com (I forget what it cost...somewhere between $5-$10)

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I love Michael Keaton in Night Shift, I haven't seen it in a long time.

I loved Splash, it was one of the first PG movies I ever saw.

I think Tootsie is great-I love Bill Murray's part in it- and that is a movie I always forget he is even in, it has such a great cast.

Big-I liked it when it came out, and I loved his apartment, but I never liked that the kid was only 13 in it, because of the relationship with Elizabeth Perkins...they shouldn't have made them get so serious.

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I've seen Night Shift. It was fun.
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"Night Shift" is a classic to my brothers & myself.

I find myself wanting to quote Michael Keaton's character quite often, which does render strange looks from the uninitiated:

~I'm an idea man Chuck, I get ideas, sometimes I get so many ideas that I can't even fight them off!
~Hold the phone, hold the phone! Edible paper! You eat it, it's gone... you eat it, it's outta there! No more garbage!
~I wash my hands and my feet of you!
~Is this a great country or what?

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...
HOLD THE PHONE!
Feed tuna fish mayonaisse. That way you would be able to catch them and have a tuna salad right then and there!

Shelly Long's Hooker character: "It's a sick world -- thank god!"

Other funny scenes: Henry Winkler's character gets attacked by a bunch of cookie box wielding little girl scouts (they think he is robbing the hooker on the elevator). Michael Keaton's character showing off the virtues of his tinted window car (pretending to smoke a joint while a police car passes by).

Someone please correct me if I am wrong, but wasn't this one of Ron Howard's first forays into directing?

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If you look at Ron Howard's filmography, "Night Shift" is probably his first notable feature film...however, he was behind the cameras in the '70s, especially on a movie he was starring in called "Grand Theft Auto." Apparently he cut some sort of deal where he co-directed this film, if I have the facts right. He was also very busy on the "Crappy Days" set, learning as much as possible about production and directing.
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I watched Night Shift again on the weekend. I liked the chemistry between Long-Winkler and love Keaton as the zany sidekick. That Dionne Warwick Them song (That's what friends are for) was in my head all day at work.
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wow this is an old post!

by the way, one of the girl scouts who attacks Henry Winkler is Shannon Doherty.

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This is one of my favourite films of the 80s. Bill Blazejowski is a legend.

Bill: You tellin' me to shut up?
Chuck: I'm telling you to shut up! I will tell your recorder so that you don't forget!
[Chuck picks up tape recorder and turns it on]
Chuck: Hello, this is Chuck to remind Bill to SHUT UP!

Bill: We're all adults here - we can talk about this openly...
[writing on chalkboard]
Bill: PROSTITUTION! But what does that mean really? Sometimes it helps to understand a word if you break it down, so let's do that now shall we? Pros... it doesn't mean anything, you can forget about that... T*t, I think we all know what that means, Tu, two t*t and TION of course, from the Latin to shun... to say uh-uh no thank you anyway I don't want it, to push away... it doesn't even belong in this word really.

Chuck Lumley: As we sit here and idly chat, there are woman, female human beings, rolling around in strange beds with strange men, and we are making money from that.
Bill Blazejowski: Is this a great country, or what?

[Big Grin] [Big Grin] [Big Grin]

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I've always been a big fan of Night Shift. I recommend it to people all the time.
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And since we're on the topic, don't skip DOCTOR DETROIT either. Same type of premise, with a great DEVO title track [Smile]

Where the phrase "I'm going to rip off your head and SH*T down your neck" came from [Smile]

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Was Kevin Costner in Night Shift? I heard somehwere he was, he might have been a brothel patron. I also heard Drew Barrymore's mom was an extra too.
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Costner is one of the frat boys at the party Michael Keaton hosts in the morgue. I believe that was his first movie role, too. Shannon Doherty has a bit role also.
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quote:
Originally posted by Riptide:
I watched Night Shift again on the weekend. I liked the chemistry between Long-Winkler and love Keaton as the zany sidekick. That Dionne Warwick Them song (That's what friends are for) was in my head all day at work.

Wasn't it Rod Stewart who sang it first for the soundtrack and then covered by dionne warwick and friends (stevie wonder, gladys knight & elthon john)?
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I have had this movie in my library for sometime now.

Keaton - Fresh and fearless
Winkler - Such a natural
Long - Sexy

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quote:
Originally posted by Riptide:
I watched Night Shift again on the weekend. I liked the chemistry between Long-Winkler and love Keaton as the zany sidekick. That Dionne Warwick Them song (That's what friends are for) was in my head all day at work.

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Wasn't it Rod Stewart who sang it first for the soundtrack and then covered by dionne warwick and friends (stevie wonder, gladys knight & elthon john)?

Yeah, "That's What Friends Are For" is a Burt Bacharach/Carole Bayer Sager song that was written for the movie and performed by Rod Stewart. The record company hated it and refused to release it as a single, because they thought it was too soft for Rod. A few years later Sager suggested it to Dionne Warwick. She wanted to do it as a duet with Stevie Wonder. During recording it was decided they needed a third vocalist and Dionne suggested Gladys Knight. They cut the track, but it was felt that they needed a fourth contrasting voice for the fourth verse and chorus so Clive Davis suggested Elton John. Elizabeth Taylor was in attendance at the studio and Sager, knowing about Taylor's AIDS charity work, suggested that they donate all the proceeds from the song to AmFar. That version was released in November 1985 and hit a #1 in January 1986, where it stayed for 4 weeks.

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Thanks, clears that up about the song. Is the rod Steart version on the soundtrack or was it ever released?
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I love the scene where little Shannon Doherty blows the whistle on Winkler in the elevator and the girl guides swarm him hitting them with their cookies.
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