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The Watch (I) (2012)

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Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Guzman
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In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

27 July 2012 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Neighborhood Watch  »

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Box Office


$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$12,750,297 (USA) (27 July 2012)


$34,350,553 (USA) (12 October 2012)

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Jared Stern wrote the screen story in 2008 with a teen audience in mind. The writing duo of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg were later brought in to convert the story to an R-rated script. See more »


When Jamarcus tells Vince Vaughn that it's a good idea to go to his house for the group meeting he is reading a book but in the next scene the book is gone in JaMarcus's hands and then in the next scene after that he has the book back in his hands. See more »


Franklin: Listen to my words, and hear his face!
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »


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Waste of time
1 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You know you are in trouble when a cast of men entering middle age are playing characters that would usually be cast with teens. Even with teens they would be the "annoyingly dumb guys" seen in so many films.

I could not find even one saving grace for this film. The actors are all playing characterizations that are two dimensional and that they have repeatedly done before.

Nothing new is added. The jokes fall flat. It feels like it was intended for actors half their age but written buy guys twice their age who thought "those young people will think this is funny." It is not.

Spare yourself from this one.

I can not understand the fairly high rating for this film on this site. The family's of people connected with the film must be giving it high marks.

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