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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:

He's the prime suspect in a terrifying mystery. The police are after him and so is the murderer. 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

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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

Martin: You're insane!
James: No, I'm not.
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Soundtracks

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Largo al factotum
Written by Gioachino Rossini
Performed by Riccardo Stracciari with The Orchestra of Milan
Courtesy of Arkadia Records by arrangement with Qualiton Imports, Ltd.
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A great Thriller, that doesn't let loose until the very
5 August 2000 | by Russ-72See all my reviews

This Movie is thrilling as hell. Ewan plays a great Matrin, who spends his vacation working as a nightwatch in a morgue, but the deads, his friend James, some whores and the Police make his nights, he intended to spend learning, to a horrifying theater, where, until the end, you don't know who is the bad, and who is the good. I say thumbs up!


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