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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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Action | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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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

Bob: What the fuck is he doing here?
Evan: It's ok he saved us!
Franklin: Ya he came in here jackin' dicks left and right.
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »


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Good Good Night
Written by Kane Beatz (as Daniel Johnson), Jeremy Coleman (as Jeremy Michael Coleman), Tony Scales and Roscoe Dash (as Jeffrey Lee Johnson)
Performed by Roscoe Dash
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Inexplicable
9 July 2013 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The nerve! I can't believe it look better on the page. Ben Stiller should know better by now. Or it's just a question of money. Not a moment of real comedy, not one. Vince Vaughn totally out of control in a non-character part. Oscar nominee Jonah Hill, lost. I felt hopeful when Billy Crudup makes his appearance, but the hope was very short lived. Random, inexplicable touches, that include explosions as a form of production value,I presume, but how embarrassing. The script is cheap and opportunistic but also misses its target, completely. Aliens in suburbia could have been a great idea. They needed writers and a director to execute it with some degree of oomph. Awful and depressing.


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