Night Shift


1h 46m 1982

Brief Synopsis

Chuck Lumley is a soft-spoken man who has the terrible job of being a morgue attendant during the night shift. Anxious to help a friendly prostitute named Belinda and influenced by his enthusiastic assistant Bill, who always has an angle, Chuck attempts to help Belinda, and make some fast money by t

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1982

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Chuck Lumley is a soft-spoken man who has the terrible job of being a morgue attendant during the night shift. Anxious to help a friendly prostitute named Belinda and influenced by his enthusiastic assistant Bill, who always has an angle, Chuck attempts to help Belinda, and make some fast money by turning the morgue into a brothel by night. But when local tough guys decide they want a piece of the action, Chuck and Bill have to act fast if they don't want to wind up on a slab themselves.

Crew

Burt Bacharach

Music

Burt Bacharach

Song

Larry Barbier

Photography

Hans Beimler

Assistant Director

Dennis Belfield

Song

Michael A Benson

Camera Operator

Al Cerullo

Helicopter Pilot

Janis Clark

Hair

Jack T. Collis

Production Designer

Gary Combs

Stunt Coordinator

Erik Cord

Stunt Man

James A. Crabe

Director Of Photography

Marshall Crenshaw

Song

Marshall Crenshaw

Song Performer

Cliff Cudney

Stunt Coordinator

Steve Daskawisz

Stunts

Larry Davenport

Assistant Editor

Ray Davies

Song

Jim Everitt

Production Assistant

Tony Farentino

Stunts

David Foster

Song

Lowell Ganz

Screenplay

Richard Goddard

Set Decorator

Brenda Tangalin Gordy

Stunts

Brian Grazer

Producer

Glenn Gregory

Song

Allen L Hall

Special Effects

Don Hall Jr.

Sound Editor

Dan Hanley

Editor

Freddie Hice

Stunt Man

Michael Hill

Editor

Edwin Hollis

Song

Mark Hollis

Song

Buddy Joe Hooker

Stunts

Bruce Hutchinson

Makeup

Joseph A Ippolito

Sound Editor

Mick Jagger

Song

Al Jarreau

Song Performer

Jane Jenkins

Casting

Kris Jensen

Song Performer

Gene Kearney

Key Grip

Robert J. Kern Jr.

Editor

David J Kimball

Rerecording

Donald Kranze

Executive Producer

Laurel Ladevich

Sound Editor

Jerry Leakas

Song

Alan Levine

Production Manager

Robert J Litt

Rerecording

Jan R Lloyd

Assistant Director

Babaloo Mandel

Screenplay

Milton G Mangum

Costumes

William Mccaughey

Rerecording

John Moio

Stunts

Kevin Murphy

Song

Michael Neale

Location Manager

Durrell Nelson

Stunts

Florence Nerlinger

Production Coordinator

Al Overton Jr.

Sound

Marvin R Smith Packy

Stunts

Dennis Parrish

Props

Terry Porter

Rerecording

Mike Pridgen

Stunts

Ray Quiroz

Script Supervisor

Keith Richard

Song

Jerry Riggs

Song Performer

Jerry Riggs

Song

Rufus

Song Performer

Carole Bayer Sager

Song

Jack Schrader

Sound Editor

Nanette Siegert

Production Coordinator

Peter Lansdown Smith

Art Director

Rod Stewart

Song Performer

Jodie Tillen

Costume Supervisor

Roger Tweten

Assistant Editor

Elliot Tyson

Rerecording

Nedra Rosemund Watt

Costumes

David Wolinski

Song

Howard Wollman

Rerecording

Susan Zwerman

Location Manager

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Release Date
1982

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Articles

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)


American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57.

He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts.

But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children.

by Michael T. Toole
Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

Vincent Schiavelli (1948-2005)

American Actor Vincent Schiavelli, a classic "I know the face but not the name" character player who had prominent roles in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Nightshift and Ghost, died at his Sicily home after a long battle with lung cancer on December 26. He was 57. He was born on November 10, 1948 in Brooklyn, New York. After he studied acting at New York University's School of the Arts, he quickly landed a role in Milos Foreman's Taking Off (1971), and his career in the movies seldom dropped a beat. Seriously, to not recognize Schiavelli's presence in a movie or television episode for the last 30 years means you don't watch much of either medium, for his tall, gawky physique (a towering 6'6"), droopy eyes, sagging neck skin, and elongated chin made him a casting director's dream for offbeat and eccentric parts. But it wasn't just a striking presence that fueled his career, Schiavelli could deliver the fine performances. Foreman would use him again as one of the mental ward inmates in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975); and he was hilarious as the put-upon science teacher, Mr. Vargas in Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982); worked for Foreman again as Salieri's (F. Murray Abraham's) valet in Amadeus (1984); unforgettable as an embittered subway ghost who taunts Patrick Swayze in Ghost (1990); downright creepy as the brooding organ grinder in Batman Returns (1992); worked with Foreman one last time in The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996); and was a dependable eccentric in Death to Smoochy (2002). Television was no stranger to him either. Although he displayed a gift for comedy playing Latka's (Andy Kaufman) confidant priest, "Reverend Gorky" in a recurring role of Taxi, the actor spent much of his time enlivening shows of the other worldly variety such as Star Trek: The Next Generation, Tales from the Crypt, The X Files, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. In recent years, Schiavelli curtailed the acting, and concentrated on writing. He recently relocated to the Sicilian village of Polizzi Generosa, where his grandparents were raised. He concentrated on his love of cooking and in 2002, wrote a highly praised memoir of his family's history as well as some cooking recipes of his grandfather's titled Many Beautiful Things. He is survived by two children. by Michael T. Toole

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Released in United States Summer July 30, 1982

Released in United States Summer July 30, 1982