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Nightwatch (1997)

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anais Evans ...
Leanne (as Anaïs Evans)
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Newscaster
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James
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Old Watchman
Scott Burkholder ...
College Professor
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Guy in Pub
Alison Gale ...
Girl Friend of Guy in Pub
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Pub Thug
Mongo Brownlee ...
Pub Thug (as Mongo)
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Female Paramedic (as Candy Brown Houston)
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Storyline

A law student takes a job as the night-watchman in a morgue, thinking that he will have much time to study, with his biggest problem being his paranoia in this scary setting. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and the student ends up getting mixed up with one of the murders, becoming a suspect. Written by Soumitra

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In the mind of the police, he's the prime suspect. In the eyes of a killer, he's the next victim. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, morbid violence, language, sexuality, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La sombra de la noche  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$585,733 (USA) (17 April 1998)

Gross:

$1,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 8 mins) The black and white picture of the guy on death row in the cabin is the same one used in the original version of this movie (Nattevagten (1994)). See more »

Quotes

Martin Bells: You're a fucking nutcase!
James Gallman: That's Mr. Fucking Nutcase to you!
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Connections

References Psycho (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Looking for James
Written and Conducted by Christophe Beck
Performed by Seattlemusic
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A nailbiter, but not a good film
31 January 1999 | by (Denver, CO) – See all my reviews

Cliche, misogynistic, very bloody -- only for hardened fans of the psycho-thriller. Ewan McGregor turns in his first disappointing performance, and Nolte seems more of a zombie than the corpses (this may have been a stylistic touch, but I'm more apt to believe his heart just wasn't in the role).


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