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Watchtower -- A brother and sister move to a sleepy Oregon town and are befriended by a stranger with a magnetic personality on a summer sabbatical.


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A brother and sister move to a sleepy Oregon town and are befriended by a stranger with a magnetic personality on a summer sabbatical. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Tom Berenger ... Art Stoner

Rachel Hayward ... Kate O'Conner

Tygh Runyan ... Mike O'Conner
Elizabeth Carol Savenkoff ... Cindy

Eli Gabay ... Adam Terrell
Ralph Alderman ... Jack

Bruce Dawson ... Tom Blanton

Mitchell Kosterman ... Constable McMurty
Michael Leisen ... Wayne
Leo Vernik ... Dick (as Leo Vernick)
Spencer Roy ... Adam Terrell's Son

James Ralph ... Bar Patron
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Christopher ... Principal (uncredited)

Denis Corbett ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Yolanda Corbett ... Townsperson (uncredited)

Directed by
George Mihalka 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rod Browning 
Robert Geoffrion 
Dan Witt 

Produced by
Ted Bauman .... line producer
Samuel Benedict .... executive producer
Richard Brandes .... executive producer
John A. Curtis .... producer
Marc Forby .... executive producer
Gary Howsam .... executive producer
Richard O. Lowry .... producer
Evan Taylor .... producer
Patrice Theroux .... executive producer
Evan Tylor .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Cusson 
Cinematography by
Peter Benison 
Film Editing by
Glenn Berman 
Casting by
Ann Forry 
Aaron Griffith 
Art Direction by
Peter Andringa 
David Blanchard 
Set Decoration by
Nancy Mossop 
Costume Design by
Ellen Bennett 
Karen Levis 
Makeup Department
Angelina P. Cameron .... hair department head
Stan Edmonds .... makeup department head
Production Management
Gregor Hutchison .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brad Moerke .... second assistant director
Kathy Ringer .... third assistant director (as Katherine Ringer)
Judy Slattery .... first assistant director
Art Department
Ken Baker .... construction coordinator
Nelson Dewey .... storyboard artist
Cody Larson .... set dresser
Tim Walton .... property master
Tim Winchester .... assistant property master
Sound Department
Hennie Britton .... foley recordist
Jeff Davis .... sound effects editor
Jim Harrington .... foley artist
Mark Hensley .... adr recordist
Brad Hillman .... re-recording mixer
Andre Iwanchuk .... assistant sound editor
Eric Lamontagne .... sound mixer
Gael MacLean .... sound designer
Gael MacLean .... sound supervisor
Gina Mueller .... adr & dialogue editor
Iain Pattison .... re-recording mixer
Paul A. Sharpe .... re-recording mixer
Graham Timmer .... boom operator
Charles Andre .... stunt coordinator
Mike Dopud .... stunt double
David Mylrea .... stunt driver
James Ralph .... stunt double
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Guy Barrett .... generator operator
Geoffrey James Dixon .... best boy electric
C. Kim Miles .... gaffer
Dean Morin .... second assistant camera
Denis-Noel Mostert .... camera operator
Jared Smith .... lighting technician
Dani Zaviceanu .... camera trainee (as Dan Zaviceanu)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carmen Bonzelius .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Dana Neville .... color timer
Location Management
Kathleen Gilbert .... location manager
Music Department
Nathalie Bonin .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Dave Bryant .... transportation co-captain
Frank Guadagno .... driver: cast
Ben Liljedahl .... transportation captain
Rico Rogers .... transportation coordinator
John Sorensen .... driver (as John Sorenson)
Other crew
Rod Akizuki .... assistant to producers
Claude Forest .... insurance broker
Miles Gorovich .... office production coordinator
Colin House .... second assistant coordinator
John Lacroix .... production accountant
Heidi McKye .... production assistant
Trish Moore-Berenger .... production consultant (as Trish Berenger)
John Rollins .... key production assistant
Gashtaseb Ariana .... special thanks
Hennie Britton .... special thanks
Jacqueline Cristianini .... special thanks
Denis Garon .... special thanks
Laurie Melhus .... special thanks
Holger Petersen .... special thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Cruel and Unusual" - Australia, USA (DVD title)
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Rated R for sexuality and language
Argentina:100 min | Australia:97 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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A moody thriller, although very slowly paced and formulaic, 25 August 2011
Author: Dinosaw from Sydney, Australia

This film seemed atmospheric and tense, but it was a little boring and the ending was anticlimactic. The music came across as intrusive and annoying - there was no point of the high pitched electric guitars used in dramatic scenes. Smoking scenes were just too much and they became distracting.

This might be recommended for thriller fans only, but people who are not in to this genre will become very bored, as this is a slow-burn type of thriller. It's mostly a drama with the brother slowly and slowly starting to suspect that the serial killer is dangerous.

Between the two there is a lot of talking scenes, and at times there is tension. There is also a erotica, between his sister and the killer, towards the middle-end of the film. I believe the whole romance between the two was forced.

The film has the annoying cliché where the main character thinks a person is crazy and his friends don't believe it (here, it's the sister), even though the main character is always right.

The ending was awful. I hated how it just abruptly ended. Who stabbed who? There was some bad editing there.

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