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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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Budget:

$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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Trivia

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 »

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

Franklin: [revealing his gun collection] Welcome to candyshop, motherfuckers!
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.21 (2011) See more »

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I Got Mine
Written by Dan Auerbach, Patrick J. Carney
Performed by The Black Keys
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User Reviews

 
It was fun, a little breath of fresh-air.
16 September 2012 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

First off, don't read other reviews about this, it will ruin the unexpected plot and you will probably go in with a negative view. Somebody else said that this isn't a cinematic masterpiece and that's pretty much what i agree with, but it wasn't meant to be, it had some refreshing dialogue that wasn't so much punchlines, but funny conversations,the whole movie itself was just funny in general, the plot was ridiculous but at the same time it was really funny because it was just a big joke. The same people who rate this movie down are the same people who go rate down Schwarzenegger films because they have a silly plot, it's not about the plot, it's about hardcore action and silly punchlines, just like this movie is about funny conversations and a fun plot.


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