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The Watch (I) (2012)

R  |   |  Action, 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antonio Guzman
Liz Cackowski ...
Skater Kid
Sharon Gee ...
Mrs. Kim


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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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The anouncer kid at the football game and the skater kid both star as the nerd friends in 21 and 22 jump street. See more »


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 »


Jamarcus: Can I just say, Bob, that these are the shits?
Franklin: Just "the shit."
Jamarcus: These are just shit.
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Crazy Credits

Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »


References Aliens (1986) See more »


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Written by Eric Murry, Jamal Grinnage (as Jamal Gerard Grinnage) and Darryl Pittman
Performed by M.O.P.
Courtesy of Loud Records, LLC
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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User Reviews

If you don't like fun then don't see the watch.
19 August 2012 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I see a lot of people bashing this film for some reason. Sure it's not some cinematic masterpiece; when I went to see it I wasn't expecting that. "The Watch" is a funny buddy comedy, filled with crude jokes and the silly shenanigans that you'd expect from Stiller, Vaughn, the rest of the cast, and writer Seth Rogen. Like a delicious onion the film does a good job peeling away at the story. Yes, it is not hard see the plot coming, but it's how the characters deal with the situations they encounter, that makes the film entertaining. Crybaby critics with their stuck up trendy smugness, "See, told you the plot was predictable.." Wow, way to over dramatize the obvious, you're so clever. I bet that "Titanic" ending took you by surprise? For all those critics who whine and cry about "The Watch" maybe they should just stay home and watch one of their Disney classics on VHS. This is a great film to see, escape the chaotic world and have a few laughs.

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