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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Evan
... Bob
... Franklin
... Jamarcus
... Abby
... Sgt. Bressman
... Chucho
... Hero Alien
... Chelsea
... Jason
... Manfred
... Antonio Guzman
... Carla
... Skater Kid
Sharon Gee ... Mrs. Kim
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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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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

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27 July 2012 (USA)  »

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Neighborhood Watch  »

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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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The movie was originally titled "Neighborhood Watch", but was changed due to sensitivity over the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida. See more »

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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 »

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Jamarcus: I have this one scenario in my mind. I kinda hope it plays out like this: young, sexy, Asian housewife, alone at night, frightened. A noise out by the trash cans. Best call the neighbourhood watch. I show up, look heroic, and then... get this - she sucks my balls.
Franklin: I'm also interested in that happening to me.
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Inexplicable
9 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

The nerve! I can't believe it look better on the page. Ben Stiller should know better by now. Or it's just a question of money. Not a moment of real comedy, not one. Vince Vaughn totally out of control in a non-character part. Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, lost. I felt hopeful when Billy Crudup makes his appearance, but the hope was very short lived. Random, inexplicable touches, that include explosions as a form of production value,I presume, but how embarrassing. The script is cheap and opportunistic but also misses its target, completely. Aliens in suburbia could have been a great idea. They needed writers and a director to execute it with some degree of oomph. Awful and depressing.


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