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Robin9

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Don't know this film. That cover suggests it's a comedy?
 

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Opie Cunningham trying to shed his squeaky clean image by directing a raunchy sex comedy.
 

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Happy Days crossed with Doctor Detroit.

Don't actually remember much raunchy or sex involved (it's been a long time), but I do remember laughing a good bit.

Is this film really 40 years old?
 

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Don't know this film. That cover suggests it's a comedy?

Comedy, yes. Probably now falls into the category of inappropriate and would not be made in today's current climate.

Watch this scene, if you laugh the movie will probably work for you.

 

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Funny thing, I have not seen this picture in many years and in the scene I posted above I thought Keaton said something different when breaking down the word PROSTITUTION.

For whatever reason I recalled him saying...

PROS, we're all pros here.

Then going on with the rest of that speech.

Not sure if it is just something I thought when he did that speech or there was an alternate take in some version where he actually said that.

It was odd watching the scene because I thought I knew what he was going to say but I did not it seems.
 

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Night Shift is notable because it's the major directorial debut of Ron Howard, Henry Winkler's attempt to begin to steer his career away from Arthur Fonzarelli, Michael Keaton's breakout role, and one of Shelley Long's first co-starring roles.

 

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Night Shift is notable because it's the major directorial debut of Ron Howard, Henry Winkler's attempt to begin to steer his career away from Arthur Fonzarelli, Michael Keaton's breakout role, and one of Shelley Long's first co-starring roles.

Didn’t Howard direct Grand Theft Auto before this film? I remember that being a pretty chaotic film.
 

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Didn’t Howard direct Grand Theft Auto before this film? I remember that being a pretty chaotic film.

Yes, he did.

Yes, but Grand Theft Auto was an independent film for Roger Corman and New World Pictures with a budget of $602,000 whereas Night Shift was a major film for Brian Grazer (his producer debut) and Warner Bros. with a budget of $8.1 million. That's what I meant by his "major directorial debut."
 

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Yes, but Grand Theft Auto was an independent film for Roger Corman and New World Pictures with a budget of $602,000 whereas Night Shift was a major film for Brian Grazer (his producer debut) and Warner Bros. with a budget of $8.1 million. That's what I meant by his "major directorial debut."
By the way, Howard was just 27 years old when he started to direct "Night Shift" in late 1981.
 

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I am a little surprised this is an archive release. I would have thought it would do well as a regular release, but maybe there isn't as much affection for this film as I thought. It's one I really enjoy revisiting from time to time. My friends and I laughed a lot when we first saw it in the theater.
 

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I am a little surprised this is an archive release. I would have thought it would do well as a regular release, but maybe there isn't as much affection for this film as I thought. It's one I really enjoy revisiting from time to time. My friends and I laughed a lot when we first saw it in the theater.
Does Warners still release non-Archive catalog titles? I might be completely forgetting something but outside of their 4K output or re-releasing the major titles (Harry Potter, LOTR, Batman), I thought that the Archive became the place where Warner put out all their catalog titles now.