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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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Antonio Guzman
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Storyline

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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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

In the scene where everyone heads to Bob's house they flash a fish tank that is actually empty. No fish or water just decorations and a light. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bob: Here's the best case scenario: he's a lonely old man, he wants to waltz, he wants to listen to some of the old songs from his childhood. Worst case scenario: you're getting fucked in the ass.
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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References Evolution (2001) See more »

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Close Encounters Of The Third Kind
Written by John Williams
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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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