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Nightwatch (1997)

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director:

Ole Bornedal

Writers:

Ole Bornedal (film Nattevagten), Ole Bornedal (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anais Evans Anais Evans ... Leanne (as Anaïs Evans)
Ewan McGregor ... Martin Bells
Nick Nolte ... Inspector Cray
Erich Anderson ... Newscaster
Josh Brolin ... James
Lauren Graham ... Marie
Patricia Arquette ... Katherine
Lonny Chapman ... Old Watchman
Scott Burkholder ... College Professor
Brad Dourif ... Duty Doctor
Michael Matthys ... Guy in Pub
Alison Gale Alison Gale ... Girl Friend of Guy in Pub
Robert LaSardo ... Pub Thug
Mongo Brownlee Mongo Brownlee ... Pub Thug (as Mongo)
Candy Ann Brown ... Female Paramedic (as Candy Brown Houston)
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Storyline

A law student takes a job as the night-watchman in a morgue, thinking that he will have much time to study, with his biggest problem being his paranoia in this scary setting. Meanwhile, a serial killer is on the loose and the student ends up getting mixed up with one of the murders, becoming a suspect. Written by Soumitra

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Taglines:

In the mind of the police, he's the prime suspect. In the eyes of a killer, he's the next victim. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong, morbid violence, language, sexuality, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La sombra de la noche See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$585,733, 19 April 1998, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,200,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 8 mins) The black and white picture of the guy on death row in the cabin is the same one used in the original version of this movie (Nattevagten (1994)). See more »

Quotes

Katherine: Oh my god.
Martin Bells: This just doesn't happen! This is not happening! Cray, why are you doing this? What the hell are you doing?
Inspector Thomas Cray: Stop asking for the "how" and "why" Martin!
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Soundtracks

Loops of Fury
Written by Tom Rowlands (as Rowlands) and Ed Simons (as Simons)
Performed by The Chemical Brothers
Courtesy of Caroline Records, Inc. / Virgin Records Limited
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A disgrace to the original danish version.
18 July 2001 | by prodigychildSee all my reviews

I haven't seen such a bad movie in a long time, actually i haven't seen such a bad movie ever. What have Miramax done with the original manuscript. This movie was one of the best ever, in the Danish version. But someone bought the rights to this movie, and tried to make a Hollywood version. But dear "Hollywood", you can't make a box-office hit if you first of all take the Danish humor away, and then take out some scenes from the movie, just because (my own opinion)you think it doesn't suits the American people. But 10 stars to the original version, and 1 (They didn't have 0 stars)star to the Hollywood version.


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