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Night Patrol

  • R
  • 1984-11-16
  • 01:27:00
  • Comedy

Description

The streets of Los Angeles are crawling with weirdos, hookers, peeping toms and perverts. And this time, they're wearing badges! Murray Langston, Linda Blair, Pat Paulsen, Billy Barty, Jaye P. Morgan, Andrew Dice Clay, Pat Morita, Kitten Natividad and The Unknown Comic lead a shameless all-star cast in this cult classic in the tradition of AIRPLANE and POLICE ACADEMY, filled with kooky cops, gassy midgets, tough lesbians, sick humor, gross gags, gratuitous nudity and more!

Reviews

Not Politically Correct, But Comedy Isn't Supposed To Be...

I'm not quite sure what the people who rate this as a total turkey were expecting, Schindler's List perhaps? C'mon folks, this is a COMEDY, and, as such, not to be taken so seriously. This movie came out around the same time as the first "Police Academy" movie and is a sort of a lower budget alternative that doesn't take itself too seriously. The humor is completely across the board from no holds barred raunchiness to some of the silly sight gags and campy deadpan humor that would later appear in the "Naked Gun" movies. I'm convinced the primary reason for all the venomous reviews is the politically correct crowd. Let's face it, Andrew Dice Clay (billed here as Andy Clay), who was the devil incarnate in the minds of the PC crowd back in his early 90's comic heyday, makes his film debut in a bit part in this movie. Add to that a healthy dose of humor involving gays (officers 4 and 1), lesbians (meat market saloon), dwarfs (flatulent police chief Billy Barty), blacks (Leroy A Go Go), The French, Prostitutes, etc. and you've got a movie that'll give any PC individual a conniption. The unknown comic's blue humor also features prominently in the film. Linda Blair is cute in her silly role, and the Pat Morita cameo is a hoot as well. Bottom Line; This movie is farcical, dirty, campy, raunchy, goofy, sleazy, or just simply put, FUNNY. If you are rating this poorly, you obviously don't get it. If you are the ultra sensitive type, you have no business watching this movie and/or posting a rating on it.

A funny movie

This was a funny movie without a great deal of subtext. In our world anything which makes us laugh for a moment is a welcome relief.It is certainly not a literature in cinematic form. Neither is it the junk we are subjected to in this day and age. The movie speaks of a time when bangle bracelets and big hair bands ruled the day, and movies like this are not any more crude than the junk which is located on many channels without any warning whatsoever. I laughed at this movie for at least three hours. My husband and I seldom agree on movies but for some reason we can watch and re-watch this movie for hours. It may not be family entertainment, yet it is entertainment none the less.

So bad it's great.

I could NOT stop laughing.

Does that mean I have a juvenile sense of humor? I'll try to feel as bad about that as I can.

Great casting. Murray Langston runs off with this one in both roles. And I agree with Michael (Psychotronic Magazine) Weldon. Pat Paulsen can make me laugh with a facial expression.

Billy Barty's gassy chief was a trip too. And Linda Blair was great looking in her semi-serious role.

The best scene was the two gay cops getting their assignment. "Yes, I'm 1 are you 1 too?" "If you're 1 then you must be 4." "I'm 4 whatever he's 4." It was great seeing a pre 'Diceman' Andrew Dice Clay playing basically himself too.

Not Politically Correct, But Comedy Isn't Supposed To Be...

I'm not quite sure what the people who rate this as a total turkey were expecting, Schindler's List perhaps? C'mon folks, this is a COMEDY, and, as such, not to be taken so seriously. This movie came out around the same time as the first "Police Academy" movie and is a sort of a lower budget alternative that doesn't take itself too seriously. The humor is completely across the board from no holds barred raunchiness to some of the silly sight gags and campy deadpan humor that would later appear in the "Naked Gun" movies. I'm convinced the primary reason for all the venomous reviews is the politically correct crowd. Let's face it, Andrew Dice Clay (billed here as Andy Clay), who was the devil incarnate in the minds of the PC crowd back in his early 90's comic heyday, makes his film debut in a bit part in this movie. Add to that a healthy dose of humor involving gays (officers 4 and 1), lesbians (meat market saloon), dwarfs (flatulent police chief Billy Barty), blacks (Leroy A Go Go), The French, Prostitutes, etc. and you've got a movie that'll give any PC individual a conniption. The unknown comic's blue humor also features prominently in the film. Linda Blair is cute in her silly role, and the Pat Morita cameo is a hoot as well. Bottom Line; This movie is farcical, dirty, campy, raunchy, goofy, sleazy, or just simply put, FUNNY. If you are rating this poorly, you obviously don't get it. If you are the ultra sensitive type, you have no business watching this movie and/or posting a rating on it.

Great schlock!

This is a schlock masterpiece, and a truly funny film. It is stupid, tasteless, and perverted, and funny as hell. I like this BETTER than Police Acadamy and many of those 80's cop films like that. Sure, it is raunchy and dumb but it is all in good fun. This also has one of the greatest restaurant jokes I have ever seen...the refill gag. If you don't know what I am talking about see this film. A scene that is also hilarious is a scene when random people on the street suddenly break out and sing. Also, the unknown comic is a real laugh...his jokes are not funny, which is why it makes it so funny! Make any sense? The movie is basically about another unknown comic who is ruining the unknown comic's reputation for an unknown reason! And the worst cops ever are sent to bring justice to this Unknown Comic. These cops make Police Academy look good! See this film if you are a fan of schlock, if not, stayyy awayyy...

the most tasteless comedy ever made i think

night patrol is one of the most funniest movies i have ever seen,but the first time i saw it i didn't really like it much. then later on i can't tell you how much i love this movie. almost every scene is tasteless, and i love that. this movie is also a spoof of police movies. it's funnier than police academy. every scene in this movie is wild or tasteless or both, but mostly tasteless.i give it ***1/2 out of ****

One of a Kind

Make no mistake, Night Patrol is a mix of juvenile stupidity and toilet humor.

Maybe that's why I liked it so much.

Comedy of this nature doesn't ask much of your brain. Your age and/or sense of humor fills in the blanks. Even years down the road some pretty funny segments stand up. On a shoestring budget and featuring the likes of The Unknown Comic from the 80's (who? yeah, exactly), Pat Paulsen, Linda Blair and a few other familiar faces, the whole thing isn't trying to be anything it's not. Sure you could say it was riding the coat tails of the 80's Police Academy screwball cop genre, but it does it way cruder and funnier than anything Guttenberg and Co. ever did. Night Patrol has it's own camp style.

I was pretty young when I first seen this (no surprise there), but even in my older age, it still ranks as one of my favorite comedies. Sure, some of it is dated, doesn't hold up well, but some things are classic shtick. Bodily function jokes, boobs, a The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly parody, more boobs, etc. I'm not going to attempt to sell this movie to you. Don't like it? You know why. If you like it, you already know why. The humor is raw, crude, and lastly, funny.

So over-the-top SO FUNNEEEEE! too funny at times

I don't think anything herein gives away aspects of plot or surprises at all. The greatest police-unknown-comic-bag-man-thunder-peal-comedy-movie comedy you will find anywhere . . . that little fella of a police inspector who farts all the time makes me crack up every time i see this movie . . . and the dude: pat Paulson, God bless him! funneeee: marry an ugly girl, he says. Murray Langston asks: why, suppose she leaves you too. Pat Paulson replies: yeah well "who cares" (edited). something else funny . . . let's see: there's the cock fighting scene . . . with the NUNS!!!!!! bad taste, but funny. And of course there's Edith Hutton and . . . ANDREW DICE CLAY . . .see Night Patrol if you're feeling: blue, green, yellow, purple no matter how you're feeling . . . night patrol is a guaranteed fave!!!! I had Linda Blair inscribe my Exorcist hard-cover first edition w/ NIGHT PATROL . . . i think she loves night patrol, too sentimentally. Night Patrol is SO GOOD!

A wonderfully crass and vulgar laugh riot

Warning: Spoilers

Man, reading all the ferociously harsh reviews of this one is depressing. I can't believe so many people mercilessly slag this blissfully stupid, witless and tasteless chunk of choice 80's comedy cheese. I personally think this delightfully raucous and rambunctious movie is funny as all hell. Sure, it's dumb, gross and unsubtle, plus very politically incorrect (there are foul jokes made about rape, voyeurism, lesbianism, vertically challenged folks with problem flatulence, and much, much worse), so of course I love it. The best humor is no-holds-barred humor that dares to be possibly offensive and picks on every conceivable target without shame, fear or apology. "Night Patrol" is loaded with this kind of gleefully brazen and disgusting humor. We've got the alarmingly buxom Kitten Natavidad exclaiming "No, this is a bust!" while baring her ample breasts. Billy Barty drives a bunch of hookers out of town in his car because he promised to. Sydney Lassick does an uproarious cameo as a leering peeping tom. Pat Morita has a truly bizarre bit part as a male rape victim who speaks in a whimpering woman's voice (!). Then there's the lesbian bar ... well, I can't go into specifics on that one, but it's one of the most hilariously rude moments in a film that's just ripe to bursting with 'em. Moreover, the luscious Lori Sutton doffs her duds and gives us a nice, long, lingering look at her generous assets, Andrew "Dice" Clay tells a lot of groaningly awful jokes, Murray "the Unknown Comic" Langston performs his sidesplitting stand-up act several times, the ever-bubbly Linda Blair looks mighty cute, Pat Paulson lends fine support, and such folks as Jaye P. Morgan, Vic Dunlop, and Jack Riley pop up in suitably embarrassing secondary roles. Sure, it's no work of art, but "Night Patrol" overall is way too energetically inane and blatantly moronic to hate. Hell, I'm not the least bit ashamed to admit I enjoyed this terrifically tacky hoot tremendously. And, yes, I do indeed own the Anchor Bay DVD for this honey, which it goes without saying I watch all the time.