THE SCREEN: 'NIGHT PATROL'
By VINCENT CANBY
Published: March 9, 1985
Night Patrol,'' which opened yesterday at the RKO Warner Twin and other theaters,
is not exactly ''Airplane!'' but it's better than ''Airplane 2.'' It also possesses
a kind of consistent vulgarity that isn't easy to achieve, even with the help of
a handy anthology of bad-
The film, directed by Jackie Kong and written by her with Murray Langston, Bill Levey and Bill Osco, has something to do with an inept young Los Angeles policeman, nicely played by Mr. Langston, who aspires to make it big in show business billed as ''The Unknown Comic.'' To this end, the comedian does his act with a paper bag over his head. His success is only briefly complicated by the appearance in town of a similarly disguised holdup man.
Though the humor is strictly for the stag-
''Night Patrol,'' only the second film to be directed by Miss Kong, suggests that she might be able to do even better things.
NIGHT PATROL, directed by Jackie Kong; written by Murray Langston, Bill Levey, William Osco and Miss Kong; director of photography, Juerg Walthers and Hanania Baer; edited by Miss Kong; produced by Bill Osco; released by New World Pictures. At Warner Twin, Broadway and 47th Street; 86th Street Twin, at Lexington Avenue and other theaters. Running time: 87 minutes. This film is rated R. MelvinMurray Langston SueLinda Blair KentPat Paulsen KateJaye P. Morgan Dr. ZieglerJack Riley Captain LewisBilly Barty The Rape VictimPat Morita Peeping TomSidney Lassick