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The Watch (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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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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27 July 2012 (USA)  »

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Neighborhood Watch  »

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$68,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,750,297 (USA) (29 July 2012)

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$35,353,000 (USA)
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Trivia

The Neighborhood Watch program was first started after the stabbing murder of Kitty Genovese in New York in 1964, in which many neighbors heard the murder but no one said or did anything. 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

Manfred: Neighborhood watch, what a fucking joke!
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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References Avatar (2009) See more »

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People Are Strange
Written by Jim Morrison, John Densmore, Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger
Performed by The Doors
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Brainless entertainment
9 April 2014 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a supermarket manager, who forms a neighbourhood watch after his employee was brutally killed in his supermarket.

"The Watch" is a light-hearted and fun rendition of a few unlikely heroes who save the world from alien invasion. The whole plot s so far fetched and ridiculous, that it means "The Watch" cannot be taken seriously. There is a metal ball capable of mass destruction, there is a super hunk that turns out to be more than he is, and the weak spot of the aliens is located in a particular area of the body. The dialog is juvenile and silly, but "The Watch" is all about brainless entertainment. If you treat it like a joke, you will have a lot of laughs.


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