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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

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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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He's the prime suspect in a terrifying mystery. The police are after him and so is the murderer. See more »

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Originally Ole Bornedal wanted Harrison Ford to play the part of Inspector Thomas Albert Cray. See more »

Quotes

Martin: You're insane!
James: No, I'm not.
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Connections

Spoofs The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

This Old Man
Written and Performed by Tom Glazer
Courtesy of Songs Music, Inc. by arrangement with Celebrity Connection
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Great Thriller
6 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Ewan McGregor plays a law student who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue. He begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a serial of murders.

The setting in this movie was really perfect, i really liked it , it had great atmosphere from start to end and worked really well with the the creepy scenes, they also added some humour into this movie, which i really liked.

The deaths were not gory or bloody as this is more of a drama then your normal slasher movies, (it nothing like Scream or Friday 13th movies at all).

The acting from the whole cast was outstanding, A really good movie

8 out of 10


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