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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.

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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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While much of the movie is filmed in Chicago, the finale "watch it" moment at the opera house was film at The Rialto Theater in Joliet, IL about 40 miles southwest of Chicago. The scene where Danny & Rick are at a bar and meet up with two women was also shot in Joliet at a restaurant called The Keg. 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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Excellent movie about relationships
24 May 2009 | by preppy-3See all my reviews

John (Peter Gallagher) travels to Chicgao to reconnect with cousin Mike (Jon Tenney). He moves into the house Mike shares with Rich (John C. McGinley) and Danny (Tom Sizemore). John meets and falls in love with Ann (Suzy Amis) who dated Mike but dumped him for cheating on her. Mike finds out and might want her back. Meanwhile Rich is dating Ellen (Cynthia Stevenson) but can't commit. Also Watch It is an immature game the has the guys play practical jokes on each other. Lili Taylor also plays a small but important role.

This film was just great. This is easily one of the most honest films I've even seen on relationships between men and women. The dialogue is frank and dead on accurate. McGinley's view on women especially has to be heard to be (dis)believed! The acting is all excellent especially Tenney turning in a great low-key performance. The only debits--the practical jokes the guys play on each other are unfunny and implausible (especially one involving a car) and it cops out at the ending. Still it has more moments of honesty and truth than hundreds of other Hollywood movies on relationships. This was thrown away by its distributor and has a lousy title but it's well worth searching out. Funny, honest and just great! A 10.


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