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The Watch (2012)

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Four men who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Stiller ... Evan
Vince Vaughn ... Bob
Jonah Hill ... Franklin
Richard Ayoade ... Jamarcus
Rosemarie DeWitt ... Abby
Will Forte ... Sgt. Bressman
Mel Rodriguez ... Chucho
Doug Jones ... Hero Alien
Erin Moriarty ... Chelsea
Nicholas Braun ... Jason
R. Lee Ermey ... Manfred
Joe Nunez ... Antonio Guzman
Liz Cackowski ... Carla
Johnny Pemberton ... Skater Kid
Sharon Gee Sharon Gee ... Mrs. Kim
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Storyline

In Glenview, Ohio, Evan is the manager of the Costco department store and married to Abby. When the Costco night watchman, Antonio Guzman, is mysteriously murdered, Evan organizes The Neighborhood Watch, a watch team with his suburban neighbors Bob, Franklin and Jamarcus to protect the neighborhood and find the killer of Antonio. Soon they discover that the murderer is an alien that is preparing to invade Earth, and they become the last hope of mankind on Earth. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Neighborhood Watch See more »

Filming Locations:

Marietta, Georgia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,750,297, 29 July 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,353,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,267,862
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Dobkin was originally going to direct with Will Ferrell in the leading role, but the duo fell out in summer 2009. See more »

Goofs

After finding out about the invasion, Bob loads a pistol and Franklin says "nice 10mm Beretta." There is no such thing as a 10mm Beretta. See more »

Quotes

Jamarcus: I have this one scenario in my mind. I kinda hope it plays out like this: young, sexy, Asian housewife, alone at night, frightened. A noise out by the trash cans. Best call the neighbourhood watch. I show up, look heroic, and then... get this - she sucks my balls.
Franklin: I'm also interested in that happening to me.
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Teenager Announcer is played by Dax Flame, but is credited as Flax Dame See more »

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References There's Something About Mary (1998) See more »

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The Boyz In The Hood
Written by Eazy-E (as Eric Wright), Ice Cube (as O'Shea Jackson) and Dr. Dre (as Andre Young)
Performed by Eazy-E
Courtesy of Priority Records
Under license from EMI Film & TV Music
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it was a painful experience
30 July 2012 | by sa989See all my reviews

This movie is just about unwatchable. Filled with high-school humor,long boring conversations and horrible acting with aliens in the mix.The only people who can find this funny are stoned high teenagers and kids that just learned a new word, DICK.

This is one of those direct to DVD mistakes.

Let's face it, Ben is just not happening this days and poor Vince (a man with some talent)will be in the same boat if he keeps appearing in venues such as this.

Sitting in a theater with all of 12 people was a PAINFUL experience at best. The only bright spot in this trash pile was the sixty seconds that Lee Ermey was on screen.

My roommate asked me about the movie and i told him "Don't waste your TIME and hard-earned money!".


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