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Watchers 4 (1998)

Watchers Reborn (original title)
R | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 30 June 1998 (USA)
An extra-smart dog and detective team up to stop a DNA enhanced killer.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Murphy
... Grace
... Lem Johnson
... Gus Brody
... Doc Grimes
... Barnes (as Robert Clendenin)
Melissa Cross ... Kristin
... Researcher #1
Lucy Lin ... Researcher #2
Milton Kahn ... Agent
Tony Guma ... Agent #1
... Agent #2
... Clerk
... Captain Dekker
... Driver #2
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An extra-smart dog and detective team up to stop a DNA enhanced killer.

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Driven by instinct...destined for murder.

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Another failed attempt, huh?
16 September 1999 | by See all my reviews

A terrible movie here, folks. First of all, it's hard to review this film objectively. I REALLY enjoyed the book (one of my favourite Dean Koontz novels), and I'm way too much of a Mark Hamill fan (regardless of what everybody tells me). But this was a uniquely weak film. I've mentioned before that films with the potential for good/greatness are much more disappointing than those that were empty from the beginning. This is, what, the tenth attempt to make Koontz's "Watchers" into a movie, and again, somebody somewhere screwed up. I mean, what is the problem with this book? I can't tell you, except that even after several other tries, this one is particularly bad. The acting was sub-par, the violence hokey and unnecessary, the special effects laughable, and the editing was as bad as a sixth-grader with two VCRs. There were a couple of moments when I thought, "Wait a minute, maybe this won't suck," which made it all the worse when it did. "Nightmare on Elm Street 4 & 5"'s Lisa Wilcox wasn't spectacularly awful, just awful. The pathetic-but-didn't-have-to-be monster was never scary, and often so poorly done that I longed for another Ewok movie. I guess the once-great Mark Hamill should stick with cartoon voice-overs.


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