The Late Shift Trailer & Clips


The Late Shift full movie is released on Feb 24, 1996. Watch The Late Shift online - the English Comedy movie from United States. The Late Shift is directed by Betty Thomas and created by Bill Carter with Kathy Bates and John Michael Higgins. The Late Shift is available online on Max and Max Amazon Channel.

HBO movie about the behind-the-scenes network politics responsible for the changes in late-night talk-show hosts, after the retirement of Johnny Carson from the Tonight Show on NBC. Jay Leno and David Letterman were both vying for the position, but Leno's tough manager Helen Kushnick got him the spot. In the wake of her 'stepping on the toes' of powerful network executives and 'playing hardball' tactics with guest bookings, she found herself being pushed out of her job as Tonight Show Executive Producer and Jay's manager. Letterman, devastated by his being passed over, brought in superagent Mike Ovitz to negotiate on his behalf, resulting in his move to CBS.

As know as:

The Late Shift - Spätvorstellung, Culisele televiziunii, The Late Shift, Kesköine vahetus, Η νυχτερινή βάρδια


United States



Production Companies:

Home Box Office (HBO), Northern Lights Entertainment


Two heads fighting for the late night crown - One head's gotta roll., Letterman, Leno and the battle over the Tonight Show.

Cast & Crew

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