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Day Watch (2006)
"Dnevnoy dozor" (original title)

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A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that can restore life to Moscow, which was nearly destroyed by an apocalyptic event.

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Mariya Poroshina ...
Vladimir Menshov ...
Galina Tyunina ...
Viktor Verzhbitskiy ...
Zhanna Friske ...
Dmitriy Martynov ...
Egor (as Dima Martynov)
Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
Aleksey Chadov ...
Nurzhuman Ikhtymbaev ...
Aleksey Maklakov ...
Aleksandr Samoylenko ...
Medved
Yuriy Kutsenko ...
Ignat (as Gosha Kutsenko)
Irina Yakovleva ...
Georgiy Dronov ...
Tolik (as Egor Dronov)
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Storyline

Anton belongs to the Forces of the Light as well as his powerful girlfriend and apprentice, but his son is a powerful teenager from the Darkness and Anton protects him. When the balance between Light and Darkness is affected by the death of some evil vampires, Anton is framed and accused of the murders, and he chases an ancient chalk that has the power of changing the destiny of its owner. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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murder | framed | death | fight | chalk | See more »

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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 January 2006 (Russia)  »

Also Known As:

Night Watch 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$46,730 (USA) (1 June 2007)

Gross:

$450,686 (USA) (27 July 2007)
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Trivia

When Anton picks Svetlana up from her school classes for Light Others, several Russian Sci-Fi writers can be seen as students: Sergey Lukyanenko (author of the "Watch" novels), Vladimir Vasilyev (co-author of the novel "Day Watch"), Oleg Divov and Eduard Gevorkyan. See more »

Goofs

Tamerlane is speaking modern Kazakh language. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Narrator: Why does the wind come? To cover tracks where we have passed... so no one thinks we are still alive. It was long ago and no one can remember now how the Warriors of Light and the Warriors of Darkness clashed on the Bridge of Justice... how blood was spilled... how the great Jassar's heart could not bear it and he stopped the battle. But once, when the night is longer than the day, a new Great One will come and the world will be plunged into darkness. And nothing can save it, except...
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Crazy Credits

The Russian title of the movie is displayed as a pattern of lit windows at the front side of the hotel "Kosmos". The international version has an additional title card which appears before the beginning of the film. See more »

Connections

Spoofed in The Best Movie (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Chornyy bumer
Performed by Seryoga
Music by Seryoga
Lyrics by Seryoga
© (p) Seryoga
First song heard when Anton and Svetlana approach VDNKh metro station
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Supreme Sequel!
7 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Generally, sequels are inferior to their parent counterparts. However, this is one of those great times when the sequel surpasses the quality of the first and stands on it's own bearings. The plot line was well written and the acting was absolutely fantastic! Watching in the native language with the subtitles merely added to the essence of the story.

GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

But, if you have read the books these movies are based on, please do not compare. It's as if Lukanyenko decided, "This is how I wanted it as a book, but it should be this way for the movie." They are basically separate entities. Yet, both extremely satisfying. You will not walk out of the movie saying, "The book was better than the movie," because you simply cannot equate the two. And if you haven't read the books. READ THEM! It is very interesting to see the absolute contrast of the author's ideas on paper and on film.


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