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Watch It (1993)

R | | Comedy | 26 March 1993 (USA)
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Mike, Danny, and Rick are grown men who share a house in Chicago. They take on a fourth house mate, John, who is Mike's estranged first cousin. John's welcome to the house is crowned by his... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Gallagher ... John
Suzy Amis ... Anne
John C. McGinley ... Rick
Jon Tenney ... Michael
Cynthia Stevenson ... Ellen
Lili Taylor ... Brenda
Tom Sizemore ... Danny
Terri Hawkes ... Denise
Jordana Capra ... Call Girl
Taylor Render Taylor Render ... Girl on Videotape
Lorenzo Clemons ... Fan at Ballpark
Marc Grapey ... Jewelry Salesman
Jeannine Stehlin ... Sharon (as Jeannine Welles)
Gina Raffin Gina Raffin ... Deborah
Scott Haven ... Denise's Boyfriend
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Storyline

Mike, Danny, and Rick are grown men who share a house in Chicago. They take on a fourth house mate, John, who is Mike's estranged first cousin. John's welcome to the house is crowned by his introduction to a game of perpetual pranks called "Watch it!" When not playing pranks on each other, the three men spend their time womanizing, avoiding commitment, treating women badly, and talking about women in the coarsest terms. John, somewhat of a drifter with a fear of commitment, is nonetheless a man apart from this trio of feckless cowards. He takes a shine to Anne, recently jilted by his cousin Mike. Meanwhile, Rick is doing his best to ruin a promising relationship with the fetching and sincere Ellen. How Annie, Ellen, Rick, Mike, and John sort out (or fail to sort out) their social lives becomes the focus of the movie. Written by veloc <velo_00@yahoo.com>

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Four men and the women they annoy.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and a scene of sexuality. | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Légy résen! See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$120,623
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color
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Trivia

The Whitesox game John and Anne attend was an actual game against the Toronto Blue jays, the blue jays defeated the whitesox 2-1. See more »

Quotes

Rick Miller: Ya know something, Big Time... you're letting this girl thing get way out of hand. I mean, not for nothing. But you, my friend, are the one who's sitting in the driver's seat.
John: I don't follow.
Rick Miller: Well, of course you don't, but that's why I'm here. Allow me, if you will, to familiarize you with the Rick Miller theory on women. Now, if you have to go to the bathroom, or anything, you should go now. Okay, look... the only woman a guy like you should have anything to do with is the one who has already ...
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Movie with a message for both sexes ........
6 January 2013 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

"Watch It'" really is a difficult movie to describe. On one hand it is a male fraternity brothers type, but on the other hand it is more of a relationship primer. The acting is good, as is character development. The "watch it" pranks are mostly creative and funny, yet there is an unexplainable uneasiness for the audience. For male viewers, there are unappreciated "Lifetime Channel" moments, while females get a good dose of sexist joking. Thus, while "Watch It" has a message for both sexes, I'm uncertain if either can fully appreciate the film in it's entirety. Overall, I would recommend the movie to mixed audiences, but only if you are willing to look past some squirm inducing moments. - MERK


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