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Plot, Details & Awards

Night Shift

105min.
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Plot & Details

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.

Awards

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1982 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy Henry Winkler Nominated

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