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The Watch (I) (2012)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  27 July 2012 (USA)
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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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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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Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images | See all certifications »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$34,350,553 (USA) (12 October 2012)
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The patch on the right sleeve of Franklin's Army jacket is from MACV-SOG (Military Assistance Command Vietnam-Studies and Observation Group), an Army Special Forces unit that specialized in secret, behind-enemy-lines operations in North Vietnam and Laos. See more »

Goofs

After finding out about the invasion, Bob loads a pistol and Franklin says "nice 10mm Beretta." There is no such thing as a 10mm Beretta. See more »

Quotes

Jamarcus: Can I just say, Bob, that these are the shits?
Franklin: Just "the shit."
Jamarcus: These are just shit.
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Boyz-N-The-Hood
Written by Ice Cube
Performed by Eazy-E
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Don't take it seriously
18 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like most comedies starring Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller and/or any of the Frat Pack, people are going to complain that this was gross, unfunny, ridiculous, etc.

But they clearly expect too much from these guys. If you go into this movie thinking that you'll fall on the floor laughing then yes, you will disappointed. But I expected nothing and I laughed my butt off. It's a silly movie with a silly plot and it knows this.

If you don't like Vince Vaughn or Ben Stiller, then don't see it. It's that simple. If you do like them, give it a try. I'll definitely watch it again because it was entertaining in the most over the top way.


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