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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.

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Anais Evans ...
Leanne (as Anaïs Evans)
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Martin Bells
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Inspector Cray
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Newscaster
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James
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Marie
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Katherine
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Old Watchman
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College Professor
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Duty Doctor
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Guy in Pub
Alison Gale ...
Girl Friend of Guy in Pub
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Pub Thug
Mongo Brownlee ...
Pub Thug (as Mongo)
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Female Paramedic (as Candy Brown Houston)
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Prostitute
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Joyce
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Waiter
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Man in Theater
Nicholas Cascone ...
Male Paramedic
Ben Skorstad ...
Helicopter Pilot
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Stagehand (uncredited)
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Theater Actor (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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Deputy Inspector Bill Davis (uncredited)
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Theater Director (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ole Bornedal

Written by

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Ole Bornedal ... (film Nattevagten)
 
Ole Bornedal ... (screenplay) and
Steven Soderbergh ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Cary Granat ... executive producer
Daniel Lupi ... line producer
Michael Obel ... producer
Bob Weinstein ... executive producer
Harvey Weinstein ... executive producer

Music by

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Joachim Holbek

Cinematography by

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Dan Laustsen ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Sally Menke

Editorial Department

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Lori Ball ... assembly editor (as Loretta Ball)
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Melissa Carter ... apprentice editor
Kristin Eaton ... apprentice editor
Robert Lattanzio ... second assistant editor
Katie Mack ... additional assistant editor
Rob Massi ... post-production office assistant
Bob McMillian ... color timer
Joel C. Peterson ... post-production office assistant (as Joel Peterson)
Tatiana S. Riegel ... first assistant editor
Joseph M. Caracciolo ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Rod Dean ... editorial consultant (uncredited)
David Hamme ... colorist (uncredited)

Casting By

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Richard Pagano ... (as Rick Pagano)

Production Design by

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Richard Hoover

Art Direction by

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Kathleen M. McKernin ... (as Kathleen McKernin)
Adam Scher

Set Decoration by

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Brian Kasch

Costume Design by

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Louise Mingenbach

Makeup Department

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Barbara Augustus ... additional makeup
Jackie Caydam ... special effects administrator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Debra Denson ... makeup artist
Steve Johnson ... special makeup effects
Leonard MacDonald ... prosthetic makeup artist: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc. (as Lennie MacDonald)
Kenny Myers ... prosthetic makeup supervisor: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Christopher Allen Nelson ... prosthetic makeup department head: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc. (as Christopher Nelson)
Richard Snell ... prosthetic makeup artist: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Sean Taylor ... special effects production coordinator: Steve Johnson's XFX, Inc.
Gigi Williams ... hair stylist
Linda Kay Rendina ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Daniel P. Collins ... unit manager (as Dan Collins)
Craig Markey ... unit production manager
Richard Potter ... executive in charge of production
Andrew Rona ... executive in charge of production
Pamela Winn-Barnett ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tia Ardran ... second assistant director
Lisa Demaine ... first assistant director (as Lisa Campbell)
Fred Mandel ... second second assistant director
Craig Borden ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Rico Adair ... scenic painter
Matt Alexander ... propmaker
Pete Allyn ... construction foreman
Ayenne J. Applebaum ... lead painter
Matt Aston ... scenic painter
George Atamian ... swing (as George C. Atamian)
Victor Bazaz ... swing
Jeffrey Berger ... scenic painter (as Jeff Berger)
Vince H. Berry ... propmaker (as Vince Berry)
Charles Blackwell ... propmaker
James Blair ... propmaker
Michael Blair ... propmaker
Eric Blumberg ... scenic painter
Russ Brown ... propmaker
Randy Budka ... scenic painter
Conrad Chitwood ... construction coordinator
Anthony Ciccone ... propmaker
Keith Cotton ... propmaker
Paul Dowler ... lead man
Samuel Lee Durbin ... propmaker
Alan Feffer ... propmaker
Morgan Flaherty ... propmaker
Ray Gambrell ... propmaker
Kristen Gassner ... shopper
Frederika Gray ... scenic painter
Jim Hall ... propmaker
Brigitte Heichelbech ... scenic painter
Anita Ingle ... construction buyer
Ronald O. Jaynes ... propmaker (as Ron Jaynes)
Melissa R. Jones ... scenic painter (as Melissa Jones)
Steve Joyner ... property master
Terry Kempf ... prop foreman
Walter Lab ... scenic painter
Katie Maloney ... scenic painter
Richard McConnell ... propmaker
Jeffrey McMahon ... propmaker
Robert McNerney ... propmaker
Anthony Medina ... propmaker (as Tony Ray Medina)
Maria L. Mejia ... scenic painter (as Maria 'Lulu' Mejia)
Aurelito Mercado ... scenic painter
Gary Metzen ... propmaker
Scott Miller ... propmaker
Martin Milligan ... assistant props
Aaron Newton ... general foreman
Greg Newton ... propmaker
David C. Nute ... construction foreman (as David Nute)
Michael Ormancey ... scenic painter (as Michel Ormancey)
Daniel Parker ... propmaker
Portia Perry ... scenic painter (as Portia Vernetti)
Carlos Quintero ... propmaker
Steve Roll ... propmaker (as Stephen Roll)
Jason Rothchild ... propmaker
Julie Smith ... set dresser (as Julie K. Smith)
Michael S. Stencil ... scenic painter (as Michael Stencil)
Joe Sturges ... scenic painter
Joe Torres ... propmaker
Robert R. Tupta ... swing
Bill Vernetti ... scenic painter (as Billy Vernetti)
Tom Waisanen ... assistant props (as Tommy Waisanen)
W. Wayne Walser ... construction foreman (as Wayne Walser)
David Wheele ... propmaker
Casey Wheeler ... propmaker
George Capetanos ... on-set dresser: reshoots (uncredited)
Lisa De Alva ... property mistress: second unit (uncredited)
Timothy Main ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Rick Alexander ... re-recording mixer
Paul Berolzheimer ... special sound design
Matthew C. Beville ... sound editor (as Matthew Beville)
Eddie Bydalek ... sound transfer
Rick Canelli ... adr recordist
Tom E. Dahl ... re-recording mixer (as Tom Dahl)
Thom 'Coach' Ehle ... dolby stereo consultant (as Tom 'Coach' Ehle)
Stephanie Flack ... supervising dialogue editor
Judee Flick ... adr editor
Stephen Hunter Flick ... supervising sound editor
Linda Folk ... supervising adr editor
Mollie Gordon ... recordist assistant
Dana Gustafson ... foley editor
David Halbert ... boom operator (as Dave Halbert)
Stephen Halbert ... production sound mixer
Hilda Hodges ... foley artist
Paul Holzborn ... foley artist
Bruce M. Honda ... foley mixer (as Bruce Honda) / foley recordist (as Bruce Honda)
Nino Jacobsen ... sound consultant
Nicholas James ... sound editor (as Nick James)
Ken J. Johnson ... sound effects recordist
Steve Kohler ... dubbing recordist
Edmund J. Lachmann ... adr editor (as Edmund Lachmann)
Mary Jo Lang ... foley mixer (as Maryjo Lang) / foley recordist (as Maryjo Lang)
Charles Maynes ... special sound design
Jon Michaels ... assistant sound editor
Thomas J. O'Connell ... adr mixer
John Roesch ... foley artist
Charles Ewing Smith ... dialogue editor
D. Chris Smith ... sound editor
Chris Sparkes ... pdl
Carolyn Tapp ... foley mixer / foley recordist
Eric 'Sprocket' Uporsky ... cable utility (as Sprocket Uporsky)
Ben Wilkins ... sound editor
Linda Yeaney ... first assistant sound editor
Mark Allen ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Paul Berolzheimer ... special sound effects design (uncredited)
Patrick M. Griffith ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
William Jacobs ... sound editor (uncredited)
Tim Rakoczy ... sound intern (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Janet Evaschuck ... special effects technician
Leon Laderach ... special effects technician (as Leon Laderbach)
Dale Newkirk ... special effects
Matt Ullman ... special effects production assistant
Brian Walsh ... special effects production assistant
Vincent Montefusco ... special effects supervisor: 2nd unit-pyro/mech/PT (uncredited)
Beecher Tomlinson ... special effects foreman (uncredited)

Stunts

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Cliff Cudney ... stunt coordinator
Hugh Aodh O'Brien ... utility stunt
Marla Casey ... stunt double (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Steven A. Adelson ... camera operator (as Steven Adelson) / steadicam operator (as Steven Adelson)
Steve Austin ... video playback engineer
Liz Bolden ... grip
Young Vance Cohen ... grip (as Vance Cohen)
Jason 'Jake' Cross ... grip
Josh Drew ... rigging grip (as Josh Walters)
Flint Ellsworth ... electric
Rick Favazzo ... louma crane operator (as Richard 'Fuzzy' Favazzo)
Rick Gowing ... first assistant camera
Keith A. Hascher ... electric (as Keith Hasher)
Nathan Hathaway ... best boy electric
Bob Ivanjack ... key grip
Duane Journey ... rigging key grip (as Duane E. Journey)
David Lee ... gaffer
Darren Michaels ... still photographer
Sean Hunter Moe ... camera loader
Al Patt ... dolly grip (as Al Parr)
William Robinson ... second assistant camera (as Bill Robinson)
Chris Soronen ... grip
Tim Soronen ... best boy grip
Taylor Evan Sparks ... electric (as Taylor Sparks)
Randolph J. Verdigo ... rigging grip (as Randy Verdugo)
John Warner ... rigging grip
Robert Zuckerman ... still photographer
George Maxwell ... lighting technician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Eyde Belasco ... casting associate
Susan Booker ... casting associate
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Dixie Webster ... extras casting (as Dixie Webster-Davis)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kristin Dangl ... costume supervisor
Jenny Gering ... costume assistant
Meredith McLaughlin ... costume assistant

Location Management

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Larry Ring ... co-location manager
Joel Sinderman ... location assistant
Boyd Wilson ... location manager

Music Department

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Marco Beltrami ... composer: additional music / music producer: additional music
John Houlihan ... music supervisor
Tom Kramer ... music editor
Ed Segaul ... music coordinator
Micki Stern ... music coordinator
Michele Wernick ... music coordinator (as Michele Kohan)
Marvin R. Morris ... assistant music editor (uncredited)
David Sabee ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Joe Cosentino ... transportation co-captain
Ronald Wm. Cowan ... driver (as Ron Cowan)
Angel Desanti ... driver
Jerry Dixon ... driver
Robert Ford ... driver (as Bob Ford)
Anthony James Fox ... driver (as Tony Fox)
Dash Hart ... transportation co-captain
Geno Hart ... transportation coordinator
Glenn Knowlton ... driver
Glen Mathias ... driver (as Glenn Mathias)
Sam McCutchen ... driver
John McDowell ... driver
Salvador Navarro ... driver
John Pellegrino ... driver
Leo Stefanos ... transportation operations manager
John Tuell ... driver
Raymond Van Holtan ... driver (as Raymond Van Holten)
Jay E. Vigil ... driver (as Jay Vigil)
David D.B. Wilson ... driver (as David Wilson)
Elaine Patarini ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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Matt Adler ... additional voices
Charles Bartlett ... additional voices
Doug Benson ... post-production accountant
Peter Bornedahl ... story consultant (as Peter Bornedal)
Eric Bowers ... production assistant
Robbie Brenner ... assistant: Mr. Obel
Annie Etheridge Busch ... assistant: Mr. Bornedal
Don Carroll ... still photography: Tibet, Photovault
David Coburn ... additional voices
Valeria Migliassi Collins ... craft service (as Valeria Collins)
Brad Coombs ... production assistant
Kyle Cooper ... title sequence: designer, Imaginary Forces
Tyrone D. Dixon ... production clerk (as Tyrone Dixon)
Holly Dorff ... additional voices
Judi M. Durand ... additional voices (as Judi Durand)
Greg Finley ... additional voices
Bette Ford ... additional voices
Jay Frasco ... assistant: Mr. Bornedal
Stacey Gould ... assistant: Ms. Arquette (as Stacy Gould)
Rommy Heinrich ... still photography: Nepal
Elizabeth Himelstein ... dialect consultant
Kimberly Jue ... title sequence: designer, Imaginary Forces
Erin Kittrell ... production assistant
Jon Krueger ... production assistant
Wernher Krutein ... still photography: Tibet, Photovault
Michael Lawson ... unit publicist
Arnie Lopez ... assistant cook
Jose Lopez ... assistant cook (as Jose M. Lopez)
Michael Loring ... production assistant
Eileen Malyszko Lee ... production coordinator (as Eileen Malyszko)
Michael Matus ... medic (as Mike Matus)
David McCharen ... additional voices
Tracy Lee McGrath ... production executive
Carla Meyer ... dialect consultant
Mark Moelter ... assistant cook
Kamal Ogbonna ... security guard (as Kamau A. Ogbonna)
Wendy Palmer ... production assistant
Cynthia Phillips ... assistant accountant
Larry Plastrick ... title sequence: editor, Imaginary Forces
J.C. Rappaport ... assistant: Mr. Bornedal
Noreen Reardon ... additional voices
Deandre 'Silky' Russell ... production assistant (as De-Andre 'Silky' Russell)
Jo Sanders ... still photography: Tibet, Photovault
Bryan Scott ... additional voices
Greg Shapiro ... assistant: Mr. Nolte
Michael T. Shultz ... caterer (as Michael Shultz)
Kelly A. Snyder ... production accountant
Jayne-Ann Tenggren ... script supervisor (as Jayne Ann Tenggren)
Mark Thorne ... security guard
Andy Watts ... production assistant
Jerri Whiteman ... payroll accountant
Todd Williams ... projectionist
Darren Wilson ... security guard
Ruth Zalduondo ... additional voices
Melanie Miller ... assistant production coordinator: re-shoots (uncredited)
Alan D. Purwin ... helicopter pilot (uncredited)

Thanks

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Joe Ball ... the producers wish to thank
Sigvard Bennetzen ... the producers wish to thank
Tom Cherry ... the producers wish to thank
Mark Halloran ... the producers wish to thank
Christian Mogelvang ... the producers wish to thank
Beverly Ribarich ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 »
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Also Known As
  • Le veilleur de nuit (France)
  • Freeze - Alptraum Nachtwache (Germany)
  • Freeze - Operation Nachtwache (Germany)
  • L'ombra de la nit (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La sombra de la noche (Spain)
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Runtime
  • 101 min
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Box Office

Opening Weekend United States $585,733, 19 Apr 1998

Did You Know?

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Trivia (at around 8 mins) The photograph on the bulletin board at the guard desk that Martin notices when he shows up for his first shift and asks the old watchman about, is a famous photo of Lewis Thornton Powell (also known as Lewis Paine or Lewis Payne), a conspirator with John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of Abraham Lincoln. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Object of My Affection/Paulie/Nightwatch/Suicide Kings/Wild Man Blues/Chinese Box (1998). See more »
Soundtracks Happy Birthday to You See more »
Quotes Martin: You're insane!
James: No, I'm not.
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