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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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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

The movie is a remake of the danish movie "Nattvakten". The director of the danish original Ole Bornedal also directed the remake. See more »

Quotes

Martin Bells: How do you know it's just the one guy?
Inspector Thomas Cray: Can I trust you?
Martin Bells: Well yeah, absolutely.
Inspector Thomas Cray: Can I trust you with a bit of privileged information?
Martin Bells: Oh yeah.
Inspector Thomas Cray: He has his signature.
Martin Bells: Signature?
Inspector Thomas Cray: He takes their eyes.
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Connections

References The Shining (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Largo al factotum
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Riccardo Stracciari with The Orchestra of Milan
Courtesy of Arkadia Records by arrangement with Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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Scary remake
26 August 2001 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

It´s a pretty long time ago since I have seen Ole Bornedal´s original from 1994, so I can´t remember several details, but I think he has done good work with his remake: the atmosphere is creepy and nightmarish, the cast featuring Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin and especially Nick Nolte does a solid job. My favorite performances however come from two supporting actors: the one is Brad Dourif playing a weird autopsy doctor, the other is the uncredited John C. Reilly, who is still one of the most underrated great actors in my opinion! All in all director Ole Bornedal has made a well done remake, which is probably no revolutionary film , but in comparison to Gus Van Sant´s awful "Psycho"-rip off a real masterpiece!!!


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