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Deathwatch (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Horror, War  |  6 December 2002 (UK)
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In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare
Rúaidhrí Conroy ...
Pvt. Colin Chevasse (as Ruaidhri Conroy)
Mike Downey ...
Martin Plummer
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Capt. Bramwell Jennings
Roman Horák ...
German soldier (as Roman Horak)
Dean Lennox Kelly ...
Pvt. Willie McNess
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Friedrich
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Pvt. Barry Starinski
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Pvt. Jack Hawkstone
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Anthony Bradford
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Cpl. Doc Fairweather
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Sgt. David Tate
Pavel Tesar ...
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Storyline

In 1917, in the Western front, a group of survivors of the British Company Y reach the most forward German trench in a foggy night. They capture a German soldier that advises that evil is in the trench, forcing the soldiers to kill each other, and asks them to leave the place. Only the private Charlie Shakespeare listens and helps the prisoner, while a supernatural force scares and makes the soldiers insane. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Deliver them from evil

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Drama | Horror | War | Thriller

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Rated R for strong violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

6 December 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

No Man's Land  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$208,740 (Hong Kong) (8 November 2002)

Gross:

£895,894 (UK) (27 December 2002)
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Trivia

Writer/director Michael J. Bassett originally wanted to call the movie "The Third Part of Man," which refers to how war robs man of a third of his humanity. See more »

Goofs

The gun Shakespeare uses to shoot Quinn in the end is a Bergmann MP18, a gun which was not introduced until the beginning of 1918 in time for the great Spring Offensive of the Germans. It was the first of its type to appear, so not only would Shakespeare not have found one, he would probably also have been rather surprised by it. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Willie McNess: Shoot him!
Pfc. Charlie Shakespeare: Why?
Pvt. Willie McNess: Cuz he kicked me in the fucking balls!
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Atmospheric low budget horror.
5 April 2006 | by (victoria bc) – See all my reviews

This was one heck of a good movie, I had read nothing about it and bought it based on the box artwork.

This is a WW1 horror movie that takes place mostly in a set of "German trenches" This movie rarely nailed down the muck and horror of trench warfare in my mind. It is a creepy horrible looking place.

The acting is very good and rarely over the top, and the movie maintains a sense of tension and controlled panic from beginning until the climax, where it goes into full panic and finally horrified understanding.

The special effect are not too bad to pretty darn good,it has moments of gore too.

This is a very worthwhile ghost story that should keep you on the edge of your seat, I recommend it as a top notch B movie.


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