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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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(film Nattevagten), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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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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Old Watchman
Scott Burkholder ...
College Professor
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Duty Doctor
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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 »

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) (19 April 1998)

Gross:

$1,200,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

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: Don't you see it, that's all I've gotta do. Just sit on my ass. Sit. On. My. Ass.
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Connections

Referenced in Paris-Manhattan (2012) 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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A great Thriller, that doesn't let loose until the very
5 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This Movie is thrilling as hell. Ewan plays a great Matrin, who spends his vacation working as a nightwatch in a morgue, but the deads, his friend James, some whores and the Police make his nights, he intended to spend learning, to a horrifying theater, where, until the end, you don't know who is the bad, and who is the good. I say thumbs up!


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