#NightShift – Review – #ThrowbackThursday

Night Shift – Budget Unknown – 1 hour and 45 minutes

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Night Shift
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Belinda goes into the county morgue to identify Franklin.  While she tells the police officer he is her Avon lady, the officer knows Franklin is a pimp.  Belinda then recognizes the coroner Chuck.  Chuck doesn’t remember her but a few days later, he runs into her in the hallway.  They discover they’re neighbors.  Chuck tells her he is engaged and has a new co-worker named Billy.  Billy has a lot of ideas but none of them ever come to fruition.  Chuck’s fiance has been a little neurotic since getting engaged.  But Chuck always keeps his feelings to himself in order to keep the peace in his life.  Belinda tells Chuck that she’s a prostitute but things have got harder since her pimp died.  Without a pimp, customers have been hitting her and it’s hard to get bailed out of jail.  She wants to find another pimp but they are abusive or get their girls hooked on drugs.  Chuck tells Billy about Belinda’s issue and Billy gets a great idea, they can be the girls’ pimp and run their business out of the morgue.  Chuck and Billy decided to be benevolent pimps and give the girls a larger cut with stock options.  It’s the mob and the cops that will give Billy and Chuck a dose of reality.

While this movie doesn’t give the “happy hooker” narrative, it does put pimps in charge of the happiness of hookers.  With true 80s style, the music, bright colors, and dynamic characters are at the forefront of this movie.  It gives humor to sad characters.  Chuck is the ultimate pushover.  He gives into his fiance, the delivery guy, and Billy.  Billy is a man of ideas with no real dream.  He constantly records himself with the hope of being more. Belinda believes she is only good at one thing in life, selling her body.  She just doesn’t see another way out. But when these sad people come together, they bring out the best in each other.  That is the bright light of this movie.  So watch it on a rainy day off.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

He was my Avon lady – Belinda

A lot of guys have my face. This is my mom – Chuck

What’s the matter? By the time I get there, they won’t be dead anymore? – Billy

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