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The Watch (2012)

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Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

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Akiva Schaffer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Evan
Vince Vaughn ... Bob
Jonah Hill ... Franklin
Richard Ayoade ... Jamarcus
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Abby
Will Forte ... Sgt. Bressman
Mel Rodriguez ... Chucho
Doug Jones ... Hero Alien
Erin Moriarty ... Chelsea
Nicholas Braun ... Jason
R. Lee Ermey ... Manfred
Joe Nunez ... Antonio Guzman
Liz Cackowski ... Carla
Johnny Pemberton ... Skater Kid
Sharon Gee Sharon Gee ... Mrs. Kim
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Storyline

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The last men for the job are the only hope for the planet. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neighborhood Watch See more »

Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,750,297, 29 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,353,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,267,862
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shortly before the film's release, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot to death by a self-appointed Neighborhood Watch member. As a result, the film's marketing changed, focusing on the alien premise at the heart of its storyline. The title also changed. See more »

Goofs

Though there are scenes set at a Costco Wholesale, the lines in the parking lot are incorrect. All Costco locations use double parking lines connected by an end cap loop for each stall, whereas this shows only normal, single stripes. See more »

Quotes

Bob: You know what, pal? If being overly aggressive and a little bit snippy was a crime, I'd be making a citizen's arrest right now.
Manfred: Why don't you just shut your cocksucker there, dickweed?
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Crazy Credits

Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

Connections

References Aliens (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boyz In The Hood
Written by Eazy-E (as Eric Wright), Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson) and Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by Eazy-E
Courtesy of Priority Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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It was fun, a little breath of fresh-air.
16 September 2012 | by finnlife1See all my reviews

First off, don't read other reviews about this, it will ruin the unexpected plot and you will probably go in with a negative view. Somebody else said that this isn't a cinematic masterpiece and that's pretty much what i agree with, but it wasn't meant to be, it had some refreshing dialogue that wasn't so much punchlines, but funny conversations,the whole movie itself was just funny in general, the plot was ridiculous but at the same time it was really funny because it was just a big joke. The same people who rate this movie down are the same people who go rate down Schwarzenegger films because they have a silly plot, it's not about the plot, it's about hardcore action and silly punchlines, just like this movie is about funny conversations and a fun plot.


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