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Under the Hood (2009)

A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

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Eric Matthies

Writers:

Dave Gibbons (graphic novel), Hans Rodionoff
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ted Friend Ted Friend ... Larry Culpeper
Stephen McHattie ... Hollis Mason
William S. Taylor ... William Long (as William Taylor)
Glenn Ennis ... Hooded Justice
Darryl Scheelar ... Captain Metropolis
Niall Matter ... Mothman
Apollonia Vanova ... Silhouette
Matt Frewer ... Moloch
Jay Brazeau ... Bernard / News Vendor
Rob LaBelle ... Wally Weaver
Dan Payne ... Dollar Bill
Frank Cassini ... Lawrence Shexnayder
John Destry John Destry ... Bartender
Jennefer Jenei Jennefer Jenei ... Woman on Street
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Carla Gugino ... Sally Jupiter / Silk Spectre I
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A television interview with Hollis Mason, The first Nite-Owl, about his life and the superhero community.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements, brief violent and suggestive images, and smoking | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Watchmen: Under the Hood See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Under the Hood is based upon a series of text excerpts written by Alan Moore, featured in the original Watchmen graphic novel. The text portions, taken from a fictional character's autobiography, explained plot points and inside information which couldn't be fit into the main story. See more »

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Version of Watchmen (2009) See more »

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cut & dry companion piece to "Watchman" only worth a watch for die-hard fans
15 April 2009 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

This faux news show featuring interviews with Hollis Mason (Stephen McHattie) and Silk Spectre among others about Mason's superhero expose 'Under the Hood' which runs 37 & a half minutes and can be found as an extra on the DVD of "Tales of the Black Freighter" (and presumingly on the upcoming special edition of "Watchman" as well) feels rushed and too cut and dried. Although this was supposed to be an old 1970's news show complete with commercials, it didn't really have that feel in the least so the general conceit of it just falls flat. Worth a watch for only the die-hard fans of "Watchman" and sadly not worth the time invested for anyone else.

My Grade: C-


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